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Cronos Family of Gamma Object/Tool Monitors

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Cronos-4 and Cronos-11 Gamma Object/Tool Monitors

Cronos-4 and Cronos-11 Gamma Object/Tool Monitors

Description

The Cronos-4 and Cronos-11 Gamma Object/Tool Monitors are extremely sensitive instruments used to detect gamma radiation in/on articles such as waste bags, tools, briefcases, hard hats, and other miscellaneous objects. Measurements which ensure that objects have no detectable radioactivity can result in significant cost savings in waste processing and/or storage.

By taking all the best features of CANBERRA contamination monitors together with new technology and input from health physicists and radiation protection workers worldwide, CANBERRA has produced a monitor that significantly outperforms any previous monitors in its class.

All Cronos monitors use a sophisticated "fast following" background trending and release-limit algorithm to provide the best performance in a stable or varying radiation field.

The very low detection threshold is optimized by the quantity and sensitivity of the detectors, the thickness of the lead shielding and the measuring time, so that stringent user requirements can be met.

With CANBERRA WebRemote™ software, an easy-to-use touch screen graphical user interface for industrial PC-based operation results in improved health physics programs, better tracking of contamination and faster, more thorough personnel throughput at boundary points.

The devices are rugged and reliable; and they are extremely easy to use.

Gamma Object/Tool Monitors Cronos-4 and Cronos-11

Features

  • Cronos-4 counting chamber volume: 128.7 L (4.5 cu. ft)
  • Cronos-11 counting chamber volume: 345.5 L (12.2 cu. ft)
  • Amongst the lowest MDA/largest counting chamber volume combinations
  • Robust, ergonomic and easy-to-use and to decontaminate
  • Counts gamma photons with energy >50 keV
  • Six 50 mm (~2 in.) thick large surface area plastic scintillator detectors
  • Six sides of removable 25 mm (~1 in.) thick lead ingot shielding standard
  • Built-in 100 kg (~220 lb) range, 0.1 kg (0.22 lb) resolution, weigh scale
  • Single or Dual door operation
  • Automatic or manual selection of transmission correction factors
  • Alarms/messages provided audibly and visually
  • Same "industry-best" software and serial bus electronics consistent with CANBERRA Argos™-3/5, GEM™-5 and Sirius™ family; no re-training needed
  • WebRemote enabled: provides an ergonomic and easy-to-use touch screen graphical user interface; accessible locally or via PC/tablet web browser
  • Windows® 7 Embedded operating system with LAN capability and USB ports
  • Algorithm based on Gaussian or Bayesian statistics (compliant with the ISO 11929:2010 Standard requirements)
Cronos®-1 Gamma Object/Tool Monitor

Cronos®-1 Gamma Object/Tool Monitor

Description

The Cronos-1 Gamma Object/Tool Monitor is an extremely sensitive instrument used to detect radioactivity on small articles such as notebooks, keys, tools, hard hats, and other miscellaneous objects. Short count times and high efficiency make the Cronos-1 Gamma Object/Tool Monitor the ideal tool for the implementation of an Empty Pocket policy at your facility.

Measurements which ensure that objects have no detectable radioactivity can result in significant cost savings in waste processing and/or storage.

All Cronos monitors use a sophisticated "fast following" background trending and release-limit algorithm to provide the best performance in a stable or varying radiation field.

The very low detection threshold is optimized by the quantity and sensitivity of the detectors, the thickness of the lead shielding and the measuring time, assuring that stringent user requirements can be met.

With CANBERRA WebRemote™ software, an easy-to-use touch screen graphical user interface for industrial PC-based operation results in improved health physics programs, better tracking of contamination and faster, more thorough personnel throughput at boundary points.

The devices are rugged and reliable; and they are extremely easy to use.

Benefits

  • Implement your empty pocket policy at minimum cost
  • Low count times and high performance for faster throughput at RCA/boundaries
  • Designed for safe installation and transportation
  • Reduced spares inventory and interchangeability of parts
  • Notification for objects left behind by personnel reduces potential for lost objects (weight scale option only)

Cronos-1 Gamma Object/Tool Monitors

Features

  • Counting chamber volume: 42.9 L (1.5 cu. ft.)
  • Robust, ergonomic, easy-to-use and decontaminate
  • Photon energy range from 50 keV to 2 MeV
  • Four or optional six large surface area plastic scintillator detectors
  • Six sides of removable 25 mm (~1 in.), with optional 50 mm (~2 in.), thick lead ingot shielding
  • Single or dual door operation
  • Automatic or manual selection of transmission correction factors (with weight scale option)
  • Adjustable upper level discriminator to reduce count time
  • Same "industry-best" software and serial bus electronics across CANBERRA Cronos-4/11, Argos™-3/5, Sirius™-5 and GEM™-5 family; no re-training needed
  • WebRemote enabled: provides an ergonomic and easy-to-use touch screen graphical user interface; accessible locally or via PC/tablet web browser
  • Windows® 7 Embedded operating system with LAN capability and USB ports
  • Algorithm based on Gaussian or Bayesian statistics (compliant with ISO 11929:2010 Standard Requirements)