[ RadSafe ] Industrial Radiography

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Sat Apr 7 15:03:33 CDT 2018

Industrial radiography includes inspection of materials using either radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment (including x-ray tubes).

See GE's pamphlet:

http://www.gemeasurement.com/sites/gemc.dev/files/industrial_radiography_image_forming_techniques_english_4.pdf https://www.gemeasurement.com/sites/gemc.dev/files/industrial_radiography_image_forming_techniques_english_4.pdf which lists nondestructive testing (i.e., radiography) equipment in its table of contents:

5.1 X-ray equipment         39

   Types of X-ray tubes

    Bipolar X-ray tubes

    Unipolar X-ray tubes

      Special types of X-ray tubes

5.2 High voltage generators   41

5.3Megavolt equipment         42

            The Bètatron

            The linear accelerator (linac)

        5.4Radioactive sources   45

My apology for what might be odd formatting.

Cindy Bloom

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When one refers to Industrial Radiography, (often called Industrial x-ray by laymen), they are referring to radiography using radioactive sources. These are typically Cobalt 60, Iridium 192, and Selenium 75. Some are very large sources (i.e. the one that radiographed the Liberty Bell). These sources are considered Weapons of Mass Destruction.

There is nothing in an x-ray tube that could be used as a weapon, other than turning it on.

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