Aer - Model 5200 - Portable Alpha/Beta Continuous Air Monitor (CAM)
From Radiation Protection & Nuclear Security
The Aer 5200 monitors continuously the ambient air to detect airborne radioactive aerosols (LLRD). Typical application fields are nuclear facilities, the NORM industry, mines and nuclear medicine.
The aerosols will be deposited on the surface of a filter by the internal pump and will be analysed by spectroscopy. The natural background due to Radon and Gamma irradiation will be fully compensated.
The Aer 5200 is instantly ready for operation after powering. The intuitive touch screen operation and the straight forward menu structure allow the operation even by unskilled staff. The ergonomic design, big wheels and low weight makes it easy to relocate the instrument if required. The stylish unit with plain surfaces can be easily de-contaminated.
The pump works very quiet. The open face air inflow in combination with a regulated flow rate ensures a uniform and low-loss deposition of the aerosols on the filter surface. The large active filter diameter and the long filter tape used in the filter stepping unit result in outstanding operation periods without intervention. Because of the high sensitivity of the Aer 5200, very low detection limits and alert thresholds for Alpha and Beta exposure can be achieved. All parameters, necessary for proper operation are monitored continuously and are part of the stored measurement data. A flexible alert system warns the user in case of the exceedance of a threshold or any deviation from the normal operation mode.
The Aer 5200 can be ordered with a GM tube to monitor the local dose rate or also with a Sodium Iodide detector based Gamma spectroscopy system including nuclide identification. The instrument is fully configurable by software. There are many options to match the Aer 5200 to the local conditions of operation. The available interfaces enable easy network integration and allow the connection of additional sensors.
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