[ RadSafe ] Contamination Monitor and Static Electricity

Redmond, Randy (RXQ) redmondrr at y12.doe.gov
Fri Sep 8 11:15:02 CDT 2006


This is a pretty common problem and is due to radon progeny.  Polyester
pants and hardhats are particularly bad.  Spraying with static guard
prior to entry helps.  

-----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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