Radiation Alert® Ranger – Quick Start Guide

This video will get you started with the use of your Radiation Alert® Ranger. Watch this quick start video guide to run through the menu and the general settings and features of your radiation detector. With the exception of the built in efficiencies, this video is also applicable to the Monitor 200 and Monitor 1000EC models as well, as they all have the same basic, simple to use interface. Continue...

Digital Radiation Detector Comparison

The Radiation Alert@ Ranger and Ranger EXP share the same operating ranges and offer a fast response with the larger tube, as well and a greater sensitivity to alphas with the larger end window. The Monitor 200 has a smaller end window, still has the ability to detect alpha and affords a little more ruggedness. The Monitor 1000EC has a linear response and a higher ranger with its energy compensated tube. Detector Window Comparison The end windows of the detector can effect how much alpha, if any the detector is capable of detecting.  Compare radiation detectors below. Energy Response Comparison The Energy Response determines how well it responds to different radiation via the window or the side wall of the detector. Compare radiation detector respond graphs below.     Please, feel free to contact us if you need assistance finding the right detector for the situation at hand. 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...