Sealed Source Standards

Sealed Source Standards

Standards for most sealed radioactive material are taken from ARPANSA’s “Radiation Protection Series” (RPS), or have been developed by the Radiation Protection Unit with input from manufacturers or suppliers of particular equipment.

All Standards gazetted under the Radiation Protection Act 2005 reference the source documents that were used to develop them. In the case of the ARPANSA, RPS documents the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services has received permission from the copyright owner to reproduce text from the RPS documents.

 

TITLE RADIATION SOURCES COVERED BY THE STANDARD

Certificate of compliance:

standard for sealed radiation source - static radiation gauge (Rev 1)

 

Gauges containing a sealed source (typically Cs-137 or Co-60) commonly found in mining and manufacturing. They are used for measuring the density or level of material being processed.

 

 

RPA0401

 

 

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standard for sealed radiation source - in stream analysis (Rev 1)

 

Gauges containing sealed sources commonly found in mining and referred to as “ISA Probes”. They are used to analyse (by X-ray fluorescence) mineral content during the milling and processing of ores.

 

 

RPA0402

 

 

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standard for sealed radiation source - mobile soil density and moisture gauge

 

Gauges used to measure the moisture content of soil in horticulture or the moisture content and compaction in civil construction applications (earthworks and roadwork).

 

 

RPA0403

 

 

Certificate of compliance:

standard for sealed radiation source - gas chromatograph (Rev 1)

 

A laboratory instrument.

 

 

RPA0404

 

 

Certificate of compliance:

standard for sealed radiation source - bench top analyser (Rev 1)

 

A laboratory instrument.

 

 

RPA0405

 

 

Certificate of compliance:

standard for sealed radiation source - mobile bore hole logging

 

Equipment containing sealed sources used for analysis of minerals during the drilling of exploration “bore-holes”.

 

 

RPA0406

 

 

Certificate of compliance:

standard for sealed radiation source - gamma irradiator

 

A fixed installation of high activity sealed sources used to irradiate products or items. This is not a food irradiator.

 

 

RPA0407

 

 

Certificate of compliance:

standard for sealed radiation source -industrial gamma radiography

 

A high activity (usually Ir-192) source used in Non Destructive Testing (NDT). The gamma rays are used to produce radiographs.

 

 

RPA0408

 

 

Certificate of compliance:

standard for sealed radiation source - beta gauge

 

Gauges often found in the paper or plastic industry. These gauges typically use Kr-85 or Pm-147 in order to measure thickness of material or ash content.

 

 

RPA0409

 

 

Certificate of compliance:

standard for sealed radiation source - bulk mineral analyser

 

A gauge that can be found in the cement or coal industries.

 

RPA0410

 

 

Certificate of compliance:

standard for sealed radiation source - portable mass gauge

 

These gauges are often used in paper manufacturing and are commonly referred to as “drainage profilers”.

 

 

RPA0411