Low Level Radiation Monitor

Low Level Radiation Monitor [TYPE : NXG_LRM]

Technical Data

LOW LEVEL RADIATION MONITOR type NXG_LRM, manufactured & supplied by NUCLEONIX SYSTEMS is primarily designed to indicate dose rates in the measuring unit selected & produces audio / visual alarms, if the dose rate exceeds preset value. By default the unit is set to be in µR/hr & the range is (1- 10000µR/hr ).It uses latest state-of-art electronic devices including SoC based on ARM cortex A5 400MHz CPU with associated peripheral devices and other discrete ICs & components. Use of these devices makes it compact & highly reliable. Powerful embedded code adds-up and enhances its performance and gives extra advantage from the angle of fault diagnostics, programmable features & measurement of dose rate & data communication under networked environment.

This LOW LEVEL RADIATION MONITOR type NXG_LRM will be useful for monitoring Low Gamma dose rate levels in µR/hr working areas of Radio Isotope Laboratories, Radiotheraphy departments, Medical & Industrial Radiological installations apart from its usefulness in Atomic Power Stations, radiochemical plants, waste immobilization plants etc.,

With power ON, initialization of SoC, peripheral devices, 5” TFT display/timers, counter etc, takes place. Followed by this, dose rate calculation takes place in the selected unit such as µR/hr. Additionally, hardware & fault diagnostic check will be carried out. Display updating will take place every 1 sec. Time constant (TC) for doserate will be computed depending upon the detector output count rate.

LOW LEVEL RADIATION MONITOR NXG_LRM indicates dose rate digitally on TFT display. There are a visual annunciator window GREEN & RED for NORMAL & ACTIVE conditions respectively, shown on TFT display.The entire screen flashes when the dose rate alarm occurs and in normal condition the NORMAL window glows.

For NXG_LRM, User interface is through Radgrid Software by using Ethernet Communication, Multiple Units can be networked.

The user interface is through Radgrid Software by using Ethernet Communication.

Radiation to be detected : Gamma Radiation & X- Rays.
Range : 1 -10000 µR/hr.
0.01 – 100 µSv/hr.
0- 50000 CPM.
Range and Unit are configurable. CPM Range and Unit are configurable.
Detector : Energy compensated Halogen quenched G.M.Tube LND 7807 or equivalent having a sensitivity of 160 cps / mR/hr.
Energy Response : +/-25% from 100keV upto 1.25MeV.
Accuracy : +/ – 10% Full scale with Cesium source.
EHT : 400V to 700V DC adjustable (Typical 500V) (factory set).
Display : 5”TFT is used for display of doserate, hardware status information & also for visualization of preset alarm and other parameters.
Overload : Senses overload above 200% of fullscale and upto 1 R/ h & indicates on display “OFL”.
Over-range : Senses if the radiation field being measured has exceeded the measurement range of the instrument and upto 200% of the instrument and displays “OVR”.
Time Constant : First Stable reading on Power ON within 1 min. Normal (Slow) : 30 sec to 0.5 sec automaticallyvarying inverselywith the radiation level.
Abrupt detection : Update the current reading within 2 sec.
Calibration Accuracy : +/- 10% through out the range.
Alarm range : 1µR/hr r to 9999µR/hr.
0.01 µSv/Hr to 99µSv/hr.
1-50000 CPM .
The alarm level setting will be carried out through Radgrid Software by Ethernet Cmmunication.
Alarm Indication : a) Red Mimic flashing large area on TFT display.
b) Loudalternating audio tone (Dual frequency tone).
Alarm annunciation scheme

As tabulated below :

Instrument Controls :

a) Acknowledgement icon for muting audio alarm.

b) Reset icon for resetting the Alarm indication and alarm relay.

Instrument Fault indication :

HV failure : Visual alarm with flashing red MIMIC indication & “HV” message on display.

Detector failure :

Visual alarm with flashing red MIMIC & “Detector Failure” message on display. Fault indications shall be cleared automatically if normal status is resumed.

Detector Housing:

(In case of External Probe)

a. The Smart Probe is located external to theDisplay Unit.

b. It is housed in a suitable, air-tight SS shell with built-in pre-amplifier, HV & Microcontroller with RS485 interface.

c. The instrument is provided with 10 mtr cable between Smart Probe and themonitor.

d. The detector housing qualifies industrial protection Class IP-54.

e. A separate mounting bracket for detector housing is provided.

External Console

RJ 45 connector for Ethernet port (NXG_LRM).

Computer Interface : The monitor NXG_LRM has a Ethernet 10/100Mbps port for interfacing with a remote Windows PC. The features supported by Ethernet port given below.

The PC and the NXG_LRM unit shall operate in a Client/Server configuration and the software(RADGRID) protocol will be TCP.

The PC software shall give commands and send queries. The NXG_LRM unit will carry out various functions in response to the queries.

The firmware of the monitor shall be able to send the instrument data like instrument IP, instrument type, input range, display range, alarm settings, alarm status, current reading, diagnostic status of EHT/GM tube etc. to the Host PC on demand.

The firmware shall be able to receive commands from Host PC and carry out the setting of different parameters like instrument IP, instrument type, input range, display range, alarm settings, Ack, Reset, instrument address etc.

It can store data for every second. Last 60 Days data will be in store in the Instrument.

Input Power : 230V AC +/-10%, 50Hz supply..
Mechanical Enclosure:
Size: 270L x 185H x 90D.
Weight: 4Kg approx.