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Optimization of a system for the radiation monitoring of incoming scrap metal

  • N. P. Valuev
  • O. V. Lysova
  • N. V. Nikonenkov

Systems designed for the radiation monitoring of incoming scrap metal are analyzed, and schemes devised to detect radiation are optimized for specific monitoring conditions based on the results of the analysis. The article presents measurements made of the above-background dose rate of scrap. The measurements were obtained by using the automated dosimetric monitoring system SIMMET, which has a detection limit of 4 nSv/h.

Key words

radioactive scrap metal monitoring system detection limit radiation detector above-background dose rate radiation source 


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    N. P. Valuev,Yu. V. Moish, N. V. Nikonenkov, and V. A. Uglov. “Radiation monitoring of raw materials, scrap metal, products, and wastes in metallurgical operations,” Metallurg, No. 7, 62–66 (2008).Google Scholar
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    N. P. Valuev,Yu. V. Moish, V. M. Kachalov, and N. V. Nikonenkov, “Automated systems for the radiation monitoring of raw materials and scrap metal,” Probl. Chern. Metall. Materialoved., No. 3, 107–110 (2009).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. P. Valuev
    • 1
  • O. V. Lysova
    • 2
  • N. V. Nikonenkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Bardin Central Research Institute of Ferrous MetallurgyMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Academy of Civil Protection of the Ministry of EmergenciesMoscowRussia

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