SpectroTRACER Air/Soil/Aqua - Bertin Instruments

    SpectroTRACER - Intelligent Gamma Spectroscopic Probe

    SpectroTRACER Air/Soil/Aqua

    SpectroTRACER is a continuous operating measurement system for nuclide specific detection of even lowest level gamma contamination in air (SpectroTRACER-Air/Soil) and in liquids (SpectroTRACER-Aqua)

    The probe performs spectroscopic analysis of the measurement in order to identify the detected radionuclides. SpectroTRACER is used for radiation monitoring when a standard gamma dose rate monitor is not efficient enough and when it is required to qualify the nature of the gamma radiation.

    The instrument is designed for operation under harsh conditions demanding minimum maintenance. Low power consumption (2,5 W) enables stationary or mobile applications using battery back-up or solar supply. The options for data transmission include LAN, WIFI, GPRS/3G, Satellite or proprietary ShortLINK/SkyLINK radio. The latter serves for transmitting the ambient dose rate and the activity data of major nuclides.

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    Reasons to choose SpectroTRACER Air/Soil/Aqua

    Fast spectra acquisition cycle & calculation of Bq/m3

    Maintenance-free for non-stop operation

    Up to 10 days autonomy with battery back-up package, unlimited operation by solar power

    Tested and recognized by national calibration labs

    Thermal protection of scintillator/PMT

    Radiation type:

    • X and Gamma

    Detector types:

    • LaBr3 Brillance 1,5”x1,5” or 1″x1″ – NaI(Tl) 3″x3″ or 2”x2” – GM tube option

    Measuring unit:

    • H*(10), Bq/m^2, Bq/m^3

    Measurement cycle:

    • 2 min to 24 h, 2 user configurable cycles

    Energy range:

    • From 30 keV to 2 MeV or 30 keV to 3 MeV (configurable) with 8,192 channels, 80 MHz sampling

    Spectroscopic measurement range:

    • From 1 nSv/h up to 3 mSv/h, depending on type of crystal

    Dose rate measuring range, GM tube option:

    • Up to 1 Sv/h (extended 10 Sv/h)

    Internal storage:

    • 2 GB (allows up to 1 year local data storage in 10 min mode)

    Built-in sensors:

    • Temperature, humidity

    Operating temperature:

    • From -20°C to +50°C (option – 30°C to + 60 ° C)

    Backup battery:

    • 4 or 10 days / charger and solar panel (optional)

    Communication Interfaces:

    • GPRS/3G, ShortLINK/SkyLINK radio, satellite, WIFI or Ethernet, DSL with ANSI N42.42 data format

    GPS functions:

    • DataExpert-assisted mapping

    Mobile use:

    • Car, boat, helicopter or airplane

    Sturdy casing/IP index:

    • IP 68 (hermatically sealed housing), battery backup enclosure IP 65

    Options:

    • Additional sensors (rain, wind, meteo)
    • Power supply by batteries and solar panel
    • Seismic qualified version
    • For water applications ask for SpectroTRACER Aqua

    Accurate detection and identification of radionuclides :

    • The SpectroTRACER probe is a continuous measurement system for detecting lowest gamma radiation in air and on the ground, but also excellently suited for high gamma radiation measurement, e.g. in emergency cases. It performs a spectrometric analysis of the measurement to identify the detected radionuclides. The device suits for gamma monitoring whenever a pure gamma dose rate monitor is not efficient enough or for qualifying the nature of the gamma radiation.

    High autonomy :

    • Low power consumption allows stationary and mobile application (with battery backup or solar power supply).

    Easy to deploy :

    • The compact mobile setup can be installed within a few minutes and is available with several wireless data transmission options.

    All SpectroTRACER components are integrated in a hermetically sealed housing allowing permanent and maintenance-free operation even under harsh conditions. The compact design of the probe includes: detector – HV – preamp – MCA – low power PC – LAN interface – Optional: GPS, wireless data transmission modules, GM module (two tubes, up to 10 Sv/h).

    The SpectroTRACER probe is available with a Nal or a LaBr3 Brillance detector, that allows :

    • a typical resolution of 3% at 662 keV
    • a real-time activity detection and identification even at a very low level
    • an excellent stability against temperature variations
    • discrimination of artificial isotopes and natural background
    • determining the ground contamination (Bq/m²) and the activity concentration (Bq/m³) in the air for each identified nuclide as well as the dose rate H*(10) according to IEC60846

    Hardware options:

    • GPS
    • Rain sensor
    • Weather station (barometric pressure, humidity, precipitation, temperature, wind speed and direction)
    • Seismic qualified version
    • Supports (wall support, tripod, etc.)
    • Transport and storage case
    • Water application: SpectroTRACER Aqua

    Data transmission options:

    • GPRS/3G module
    • Combined GPRS/3G and SkyLINK/ShortLINK radio module (up to 100 km / 60 mi, offers high availability even in catastrophe scenario with overload of public networks) Satellite (Globalstar a.o.)
    • DSL modem

    Software options:

    • DataEXPERT monitoring software
    • WebVIEW access via web browser

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