The Thermo Scientific RadEye GR System is a radiation detection device designed and proven through extensive testing for the extreme forces and harsh conditions experienced when installed in a grapple.
- Small detector size - negligible load capacity reduction while providing superior sensitivity
- Enhanced sensitive for low gamma energies
- Superior value: Small investment and low cost of ownership
- Multiple portable RadEye R display units possible
- Extremely high battery lifetime
- Nearly maintenance-free
- Very straightforward installation process
- Simple and comprehensive data logging and reporting
- Radiation test handled by single person
- ViewPoint centralized real time monitoring option
- Optimized shape and thickness of the detector dome allows even low energetic radiation to cause a significant signal in the detector
- RadEye R Receiver Unit (option to increase the number of Receiver Units)
- Detector Unit (Installed on grapple)
- Battery Module and Radio Transceiver (Installed on grapple)
- Optional Datalogger
Recommended for: In the metal recycling industries, intentionally or accidentally discarded industrial and medical sources can seriously contaminate a shredder, baler, steel melt or bag house. While these types of sources may be quite strong, the radiation is highly attenuated by the lead and steel housings in which they are encased. Crane-Mounted Radiation Detection Systems are designed to monitor the scrap metal while it is still in the scrap pile under the grapple or magnet, or on the grapple itself, and to prevent shielded radioactive sources from making their way into the steel making process.
While the detector inside the RadEye GR grapple monitor is smaller than the detectors used in a portal monitor at the entrance of a facility it more than makes up any loss in sensitivity as the RadEye GR detector is much closer (law of 1/r2
for the radiation field) and the radioactive source is less shielded by the surrounding scrap.
Furthermore, the contact time is longer than for a portal monitor which is the other critical element in determining sensitivity.