PITTCON Conference & Expo – March 17-21, 2019

Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA March 17 – 21, 2019 Come see us at the PITTCON Conference & Expo. This global exposition gives you the opportunity to get a hands-on look at the latest laboratory instrumentation, participate in live demos and product seminars, talk with technical experts, and find solutions to all your laboratory challenges. 3 DAY EXPO Tuesday, March 19 (9a – 5p) Wednesday, March 20 (9a – 5p) Thursday, March 21 (9a – 5p)   Continue...

Health Physics Society 63rd Annual Meeting – 15–19 July, 2018

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio Come see S.E. International, Inc at the Health Physics Society 63rd Annual Meeting to see a demonstration of our Radiation Alert® product line. Bring your family to the 63rd Health Physics Society (HPS) Annual Meeting in the vibrant lakeside city of Cleveland, an eclectic mix of nationally recognized chefs, a 100-year-old public market, an incredible live-music scene, and more than 30,000 acres of parkland. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, world-renowned arts and cultural institutions such as the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Orchestra, and the nation’s second-largest performing arts district. New Award Presentation Information This year’s meeting will feature an Award Breakfast on Wednesday morning instead of a Tuesday-evening banquet. Session Highlights General Sessions: Special Sessions: Academic Institutions Air Monitoring Department of Energy Education and Outreach Emergency Response Environmental Monitoring Homeland Security Instrumentation and Detection Internal Continue...

Radioactive Decay by Beta Particle Emission

This article describes the radioactive decay in the beta particle decay process, including a  discussion of average and end-point energies, and of neutrinos. The ultimate fate of beta particles after they expend all their kinetic energy is explained, as well as the relative positions of parent and daughter, or progeny, on the Chart of the Nuclides due to beta decay. Electron capture as an alternative to positron emission Is also covered. Introduction In all isotopes of elements lighter than polonium (Z = 84), radioactivity is due to the nucleus of a given atom having too many or too few neutrons, compared to the number of protons that it possesses. As for polonium and those elements heavier than polonium (e.g., radium, thorium, uranium, plutonium), there are no stable Isotopes. These heavy elements simply possess too much mass-energy for any stable neutron-proton configuration. Many radioisotopes, both heavy and light, emit a beta Continue...

How to Use the Radiation Alert® Dosimeter Charger

The Radiation Alert Dosimeter Charger Maintenance Guide will help you stop the drift you might experience with the dosimeters that you are charging in the radiation pen dosimeter charger. This will show you how to clean the contacts to prevent it. Easily charge any number of pens without the need for batteries. The patented, handheld Charger can charge a variety of direct-reading dosimeters by simply squeezing the lever of the generator.  By pulling a trigger, a dosimeter is easily placed in or removed from the clamping action in the charger that holds the dosimeter securely for you. NSN# 6665-00-856-8813 – CD V-750 Model 6. The piezo electric charger keeps your dosimeters ready to go. Continue...

Observer BLE – Adding Bluetooth for Mobile Radiation Survey Automation

Now with Bluetooth LE!! Expanding further upon the capabilities of The Radiation Alert® Line of detection products of The Ranger, Ranger EXP, Monitor 1000EC, and Monitor 200, S.E International is now introducing the Observer BLE app for phones, tablets, and computers. After downloading the app, users can: Conduct discrete searches for radioactive materials. Automate your survey and reporting process. Easily share your collected data with personnel and managers via text and email. Add GPS location to your readings. Send alarm conditions via text message. App is RadResponder Ready All of these features at your fingertips with the included Observer BLE App available in the Google Play Store. (iOS coming soon at The Apple Store)     Originally developed for continuous streaming data applications, Bluetooth allows the simple and secure exchange of data at short range without the need for wires. Bluetooth LE, also known as Bluetooth 4.0, BLE and Bluetooth Smart, Continue...

Taking a Radiation Swipe Survey – Radiation Alert® Ranger Wipe Test Plate Quick Start Guide

How to Perform a Swipe Survey Determining the existence of loose radiation contamination in the lab is paramount to the safety of lab personnel. A swipe surveys, also referred to as a wipes or a radiation swipe tests, are the essential tool used to do so. Most swipes, depending on the application, are counted with the appropriate radiation detector. These detectors can range from liquid scintillation counters (LSC) to the tried and true “pancake” detector, such as the one in the Radiation® Alert Ranger, which has a Wipe Test Plate option for ease of use and portability when conducting these checks in the field or on the go. Swipe tests have been considered the most reliable method of determining contamination without the use special equipment. Taking Swipes Be sure to start with the appropriate media (paper filters, cotton swabs, glass fiber filters, etc.) and take note of the sampling areas Continue...