The combined measurements (inspection and characterization) are performed automatically and consecutively using a unique conveyor system with turntable for maximum throughput and minimal material handling by the operators.
A dedicated software allows analyzing measurement results to determine where radioactive sources (or contaminated materials) are located in the inspected wastes, what is the associated contaminant(s) through isotope identification, and what is the estimated activity for each isotope present in the wastes.
For each drum the following data are recorded: date, time, operator name, drum identification number, gross weight, gamma dose rate measured at 1 m or for each segment, associated gamma spectrums with analysis report, calculated activities with measurement uncertainties, Minimum Detectable Activities (MDAs), as well as high resolution radiographs of each waste drum taken at various angles (selectable from 1 to 36).
The X-Ray inspection system reveals in real-time the presence of tools, plastics, papers, cables, glass, etc. It allows determining the volume of liquid present in each drum, as well as the average density of it. Imaging also reveals the presence of shielded containers made of lead or tungsten where radioactive sources could be hidden.
As alternative use, the mobile X-Ray system can be also used to tightly control dose rates and replicate specific exposure levels, and to achieve accumulated dose rates. This facilitates accelerated life-cycle testing of components used in environments where radiation levels are important.
Real-time X-ray examination up to 450 kV to inspect dense or thick materials
High-Resolution Digital Radiography to display waste package or drum content
Selectable inspection angles from 0-360°C with 10° steps
Identification of liquids and estimation of their volume
Identification of other materials and estimation of their densities
High-Resolution (HPGe) Gamma Assay (“In Situ”, “SGS” and “Angular” modes)
High Resolution gamma spectroscopy with Isotope Identification routine
Dose Rate Monitoring for each waste package / drum
Average and local Weight / Density Measurement
Automated handling for consecutive multi-angle X-Ray inspection followed by gamma characterization
Accepts 80 to 200 Litre drums or large boxes
Waste Package Tracking & Data Management