[ RadSafe ] Contamination Monitor and Static Electricity

Wesley wesvanpelt at verizon.net
Fri Sep 8 10:52:32 CDT 2006


You need to describe in detail the type of radiation monitor you are using.
Also, tell us what you are trying to detect (e.g., radionuclide(s), gamma,
beta, etc.)


[ New email address:  WesVanPelt at verizon.net ]
Best regards,
Wesley R. Van Pelt, PhD, CIH, CHP
Wesley R. Van Pelt Associates, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of Harness, Kyle
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 11:19 AM
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Contamination Monitor and Static Electricity

To all,
We have recently installed a new personnel contamination monitor at the
exit of an RCA.  We have experienced several alarms since installation
with no confirmed activity after further investigation.  There is a
theory going around that it may be due to static electricity.  If anyone
has experienced a similar situation and could possibly help me with a
solution if would be much appreciated.

Kyle Harness
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