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Model 2210 TLD Irradiator

User's Manual

Publication No. 2210-0-U-0805-006

Thermo Electron Corporation

* * * Release Date * * *

August 13, 2005

Part No. M-25991 Rev. D

ISO 9001 Quality System Certified

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WEEE Compliance

 

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Calibration

 

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1 Model 2210 TLD Irradiator

 

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Writing Conventions

In order to maintain consistency throughout this and all Thermo Electron Corporation RM&P manuals, certain conventions have been followed for safety warnings. They are divided into three categories and defined as follows:

! DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. DANGER NOTICES ALWAYS APPEAR IN BOLD, ITALICIZED UPPER CASE LETTERS.

! WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. WARNING NOTICES ALWAYS APPEAR IN UPPERCASE BOLD LETTERS.

may result in minor or moderate injury t may also be used to alert against unsafe practices. CAUTION notices always appear in bold, italicized letters.

The definition of these safety warnings is according to ANSI Z535.4. In addition, we have added the following warning:

! NOTE indicates a situation which has the potential for erroneous data collection, loss of electronic data, or damage to equipment, but which does not directly affect the safety of the operator with respect to this product. The responsibility for any safety consequences as a result of erroneous data lies solely with the operator. NOTE notices always appear in italics.

! CAUTION

potentially

hazardous situation which, if not avoided

indicates

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1.0 Introduction

1.1 Description

The Model 2210 TLD Irradiator uses a rotating disk to irradiate a number of thermoluminescent (TL) elements simultaneously in the form of chips, rods, micro-cubes, disks, and cards. The unit is portable and designed for benchtop mounting (Figure 1). The Model 2210 is available in two strengths, distinguishable on the label on the back (Figure 2). The units made in Germany have a 33 MBq (0.9 mCi) 90 Sr/ 90 Y source, and those made in the United States have a 18 MBq (0.5 mCi) 90 Sr/ 90 Y source. All units produced in Germany are calibrated before delivery and are supplied with a Certificate of Calibration. Calibration is available as an option on units produced in the U.S. The TL samples are placed in the recesses on the periphery of a disk. As the disk rotates, the samples move into and out of the

irradiation beam. The number of revolutions is pre-set by the operator. The Model 2210 Irradiator will accept disks from Models 2000D and 5500 Readers in a variety of configurations. The front panel includes status lights for Power and Shutter, a Start Button, a Drawer with a rotating Drive Platter for the sample Disk, and a revolutions setting/counting mechanism with a display panel. The rear panel (Figure 2) includes an On/Off Switch, power cord receptacle, Voltage Selection switch, fuse panel and cooling fan.

CAUTION: This irradiator contains a radioactive source! Do not attempt to detach, move, repair or service any component of the irradiator assembly. If service is needed, contact Thermo Electron Corporation RM&P.

is needed, contact Thermo Electron Corporation RM&P. Figure 1 - Model 2210 TLD Irradiator Showing Drawer

Figure 1 - Model 2210 TLD Irradiator Showing Drawer and Disk

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Introduction (cont'd)

1.2

Indicators and Controls

Power Switch Located on the back of the Irradiator, this switch controls the power to all functions except the counter.

Power Light This front panel light is green when there is power available at the power input panel and the Power Switch is turned on.

Shutter Light This front panel may be green, orange, or off. If it is green, the Platter is in the zero position, the source shutter is closed, and the Irradiator is ready to begin a new cycle. If the Power Light is on and the Shutter Light is off, the Platter is not in the zero position (that is, the drive pin is not opposite the proximity sensor). You should not start irradiating under these conditions as not all dosimeter positions will get the same exposure. Before starting an irradiation, remove the Disk, set the counter to one revolution, and press the Start Button. The Platter will rotate to the zero position and stop. You may then insert the Disk and start irradiating. The Shutter Light will turn an orange color when the Shutter is open. In a normal irradiation cycle, when you press the Start Button, the Shutter opens, the Platter starts to rotate, and the Shutter Light turns to orange. When the pre-set number of rotations has been completed, the Shutter will close, the Platter will stop rotating, the Shutter Light will turn green, and the sounder will be activated. If the Power Light is off, this light will be

off.

Counter Panel This panel consists of a small electrolu- minescent screen and an array of buttons. The screen displays a large (8 mm) number that shows the number of revolutions that have been completed in the current cycle. Below that number is a small (3 mm) number that shows the number of revolutions yet to be completed for the desired exposure. The large number increments as the Platter turns; when the upper number is equal to the lower number, the cycle is complete. There are two rows of buttons at the bottom of the panel. The upper row consists of six buttons, each representing one of the six digits in the number of revolutions to which the counter can be set. Pressing one of these buttons will increase the corres-ponding digit by one number. Pressing the leftmost button, for example, would set the Irradiator for 100,000 revolutions. The left button in the bottom row is the Reset Button. This is used to reset the large number to 0. It is also used at the end of the cycle to turn off the sounder. If it is pressed during an irradiation cycle, it will set the large number to 0, which will begin the irradiation cycle over again. The two right buttons in the lower row are locked in position and not functional in this application.

Sample Drawer The disk containing the dosimeters to be irradiated is placed in this drawer on the Drive Platter with the drive notch in the disk placed over the drive pin on the Platter. There is a safety interlock so that an Irradiation cycle cannot be started with the Drawer open. Similarly, if the Drawer is opened during an Irradiation Cycle, the Platter will stop rotating and the Shutter will close. When the Drawer is subsequently closed, you must press the Start Button to restart irradiation. The counter will continue from where it was stopped.

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1.0

Introduction (cont'd)

1.3

Physical size:

Specifications

Capacity:

Varies with application.

50 TL Chips per disk

5 cards per disk

Width

260 mm (10.3 in)

Depth

265 mm (10.4 in)

TL Element Types

Height

155 mm (6.1 in)

Chips:

3.2 mm (0.125 in) sq.

Weight

9.5 kg (21 lbs)

Micro-cubes:

1.0 mm (0.039 in) sq.

 

Rods:

1.0 mm (0.039 in) sq.

Power Requirement:

up to 6 mm (0.234 in) long

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+ 10% VAC, 60 Hz

230

+ 10% VAC, 50 Hz

Source Material:

Fuse:

90 Sr/ 90 Y

0.250

A (240 VAC) - 1 required

Source activity:

0.500

A (120 VAC) - 1 required

18

MBq (0.5 mCi) – U.S. produced

 

33

MBq (0.9 mCi) – Germany produced

Battery Requirements (in counter):

Battery life is ten years, at which time the whole counter must be replaced. The battery is not replaceable.

Platter Speed

1.0

Revolutions per minute (50 Hz)

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Revolutions per minute (60 Hz)

Calibration:

Units produced in Germany - Standard Units produced in U. S. - Optional

minute (60 Hz) Calibration: Units produced in Germany - Standard Units produced in U. S. -

Figure 2 - Rear View

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Introduction (cont'd)

1.4.2 Germany

1.4

Safety Information

Manufacturer:

1.4.1 United States

Manufacturer:

Thermo Electron Corporation RM&P 26400 Broadway Avenue

Oakwood Village, OH 44146

USA

Contact Person:

Radiation Safety Officer (440) 439-2020

Device Model and Type:

2210 Automatic TLD Irradiator

Source Manufacturer and Designation:

Isotope Products Laboratories

1800 North Keystone

Burbank, CA 91504 (818) 843-7000 BFI-90-500, Capsule 3203 Series GFS-3

North American Scientific, Inc.

7435 Greenbush Ave.

North Hollywood, Calif

(818) 503-9201

IND 1500

Nuclide and Activity:

90 Sr/ 90 Y, 0.5 mCi

Leak Test Frequency:

6 months

User's Authority to Possess:

Specific License

BICRON Technologies Vertriebs-GmbH Viktoriastrasse 5

5632 Wermelskirchen 1

Germany

Contact Person:

Radiation Safety Officer +49 (0) 21 96 78 22 0

Device Model and Type:

2210 Automatic TLD Irradiator

Source Manufacturer AEA Technology QSA GmbH Gieselweig 1 38110 Braunschweig / Germany Tel.: +49 5307-932-0 Fax.: +49 5307-932-293

Nuclide and Activity:

90 Sr/ 90 Y, 0.9 mCi

User's Authority to Possess:

Handling License for Closed Radioactive Sources

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1.0 Introduction (cont’d)

1.5 Thermo Electron Corporation RM&P's Services Thermo Electron Corporation RM&P offers the following services to customers purchasing the Model 2210 TLD Irradiator.

1.7 WEEE Compliance

The Model 2210 TLD Irradiator complies with the European Union’s Waste

Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Directive 2002/96/EC. It is marked on the

Compliance symbol

in the general area of other

(Figure 3),

backside with the WEEE

 

compliance

1. Shipment of the Irradiator to customer facility.

stickers.

2. Operator training including radiation safety procedures and leak testing.

including radiation safety procedures and leak testing. 3. Servicing and repair. Note: Thermo Electron Corporation

3. Servicing and repair.

Note: Thermo Electron Corporation does not accept units for disposal.

Figure 3 WEEE Compliance Symbol

1.6 Disposal and Transfer of Radioactive

Materials NRC and Agreement State regulations specify requirements for the disposal of radioactive materials. Because of the nature of the source in the Model 2210 TLD Irradiator, the only option for disposal is to transfer the device to an authorized recipient. Authorized recipients include the following.

1.8 Recycling and Disposal of Hazardous

Waste

radioactive materials) Thermo Electron has contracted with one

(see

section

1.6

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disposal

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or more recycling/disposal companies in each EU Member State, and this product should be recycled
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information on Thermo Electron’s compliance with this directive, the recyclers in your

1. A commercial waste broker firm licensed by the NRC or an agreement State to accept radioactive waste from other persons. The appropriate regulations for the transfer of the device to a licensed waste broker must be followed.

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2002/95/EC are available at:

 

www.thermo.com/WEEERoHS.

2. A specific licensee authorized to possess a Harshaw Model 2210 TLD Irradiator.

3. In Canada, dispose in accordance with AECB Section 25 Abandonment or Disposal of Prescribed Substances.

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2.0 Installation The Model 2210 Irradiator may be placed in any clean, well ventilated environment with an air temperature between 5 o C and 40 o C (40 to 100 o F). You must allow 15 cm (6 in) behind the unit for air circulation.

The only utility required is an electrical power supply of either 120 or 240 VAC.

NOTE: Be sure the voltage switch on the back of the Irradiator is set correctly for the voltage applied.

switch on the back of the Irradiator is set correctly for the voltage applied . Figure

Figure 4 - Top View with Cover Removed

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User's Manual

3.0 Operation If your Model 2210 Irradiator was delivered in an uncalibrated condition, you may wish to calibrate it according as described in Section 4.0 Calibration before proceeding with the following instructions. This section assumes that you are using a calibrated Irradiator. The procedure for irradiating a set of dosimeters to a known exposure is as follows:

4. Pull the drawer open and insert the disk, being careful to align the center hole on the spindle and to place the drive pin on the Platter in the notch on the outer rim of the disk (Figure 4). Close the drawer.

5. Press the Start Button. The yellow Shutter Light should come on immediately and stay on until the irradiation is completed. As the Platter rotates, the upper row of numbers will increment, showing the number of revolutions completed.

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Divide the desired exposure by the exposure per revolution to get the required number of revolutions.

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Set the desired number of revolutions on the counter by pressing the small buttons under each of the six digits. As you press a button, the number in the corresponding position will increment by 1.

Chips: Place the samples to be irradiated in the holes around the periphery of the disk. Place no more than one TL element in each hole. It is not necessary to fill all the holes nor is it necessary that the occupied holes be adjacent to each other.

NOTE: Handle TL elements only with mechanical or vacuum tweezers; do not touch them with your fingers. The use of vacuum tweezers is recommended in order to reduce the risk of damage to TL elements.

6. If you pull out the drawer while irradiation is in process, the Platter will stop rotating and the Shutter Light will go out as the Shutter closes and rotation stops. To restart, simply push the Drawer

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back in and press the Start Button. The irradiation will begin again from the point where it was stopped.

7. When the required number of revolutions is completed, the Shutter Light will go out and a sounder will be activated. Press the Reset Button on the Counter panel to silence the sounder. You may now open the Drawer and remove the disk.

8. Card irradiation only: Remove the Cards from the Disk; turn each card around in its recess and repeat steps 4 through 7. This is necessary because

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Cards: Place the cards to be irradiated in the recesses around the periphery of the disk. Place no more than one TL Card in each recess. It is not necessary to fill all the recesses nor is it necessary that the occupied recesses be adjacent to each other.

only the two TL elements nearest the periphery of the disk are irradiated.

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4.0 Calibration

4.1 Chips

This section describes a procedure that you may use to calibrate the Model 2210 Irradiator to a traceable calibration source using unmounted TLD Chips. These

instructions require either a Harshaw Model 5500 Automated TLD Reader, a Harshaw Model 4500 Manual TLD Reader, or a Harshaw Model 3500 Manual TLD Reader.

1. Prepare five dosimeters by reading them twice.

2. Place the five dosimeters at Positions 9, 18, 27, 36, and 45 in the Dosimeter Carrier. (Important: If you are using a Model 5500 Reader, do not remove the dosimeters from the Carrier Disk until the entire calibration process is completed. If your reader is a Model 3500 or a Model 4500, you will have to remove the dosimeters from the disk to read them; be sure to replace them in the same positions in the Carrier Disk each time they are irradiated.)

3. Expose the five dosimeters for 100 revolutions in the Model 2210 Irradiator being calibrated. Keep the time period between preparation and exposure (Steps 1 and 3) constant to reduce fading effects.

4. Read and reread the dosimeters and record both readings for each dosimeter. Keep the time period between exposure and read (Steps 3 and 4) constant to reduce fading effects.

5. Calculate the read minus reread value for each dosimeter.

6. Prepare the five dosimeters again by reading them twice.

7. Expose the dosimeters in a calibrated source to a value of approximately 100 mR. Keep the time period between preparation and exposure (Steps 6 and 7) the same as between Steps 1 and 3 to reduce fading effects.

8. Read and reread the dosimeters. Keep the time period between exposure and read (Steps 7 and 8) the same as between Steps 3 and 4 to reduce fading effects.

9. Subtract the reread values from the read values.

10. Calculate the Conversion Factor for each dosimeter by dividing the calibrated exposure (Step 7) by the response (read minus reread, Step 9).

11. Multiply the mean response (read minus reread, Step 5) by the Conversion Factor (Step 10) for each dosimeter to get the exposure values. Then compute the mean exposure.

12. Divide the exposure by the number of revolutions (100) to get the exposure rate (exposure per revolution).

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4.0

Calibration (cont’d)

4.2

This section describes a procedure that you may use to calibrate the Model 2210 Irradiator to a traceable calibration source

using TLD Cards. These instructions require either a Harshaw Model 4500 Manual TLD Reader, a Harshaw Model 6600 Automated TLD Reader, or a Harshaw Model 8800 Automated TLD Reader.

Cards

5.

Calculate the read minus reread value for each exposed element on each Card.

6. Prepare the five Cards again by reading them twice.

7. Expose the Cards in a calibrated source to a value of approximately 500 mR. Keep the time period between preparation and exposure (Steps 6 and 7) the same as between Steps 1 and 3 to reduce the difference in fading effects.

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8. Read and reread the dosimeters. Keep

9. Subtract the reread values from the read

2. Place the five Cards in the five recesses in the Dosimeter Carrier. Orient the cards with the barcodes facing up and with elements i and iv toward the periphery of the disk (that is, with the

3. Expose the five Cards for 100 revolutions

the time period between exposure and read (Steps 7 and 8) the same as between Steps 3 and 4 to reduce fading effects.

values for the exposed TL elements.

notched corner toward the center of the disk).

in the Model 2210 Irradiator being calibrated. Keep the time period between

10. Calculate the Conversion Factor for each exposed element on each Card by dividing the calibrated exposure (Step 7) by the response (read minus reread, Step

9).

preparation and exposure (Steps 1 and 3) constant to reduce fading effects. Note that this will expose only the two TL elements nearest the periphery of the Disk. Only these two elements (i and iv) will be used in the calibration process.

11. Multiply the mean response (read minus reread, Step 5) by the Conversion Factor (Step 10) for each exposed element on each Card to get the exposure values. Then compute the mean exposure for all 10 TL elements.

4. Read and reread the Cards and record both readings for each of the exposed TL element. Keep the time period between exposure and read (Steps 3 and 4) constant to reduce fading effects.

12. Divide the exposure by the number of revolutions (100) to get the exposure rate (exposure per revolution).

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5.0 Maintenance This section describes preventive maintenance procedures, instructions for replacing the fuse, and some troubleshooting information. No other maintenance should be performed on this unit by the customer without specifically consulting the Thermo Electron Corporation RM&P Service Department.

WARNING: THE MODEL 2210 IRRADIATOR CONTAINS A SEALED RADIOACTIVE SOURCE OF APPROX- IMATELY 0.5 mCi (U.S. MODEL) OR 0.9 mCi (GERMAN MODEL). DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SERVICE THE SEALED SOURCE ASSEMBLY IN ANY WAY. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT THERE IS RADIATION LEAKAGE OR THAT THE SHUTTER IS NOT CLOSING PROPERLY, PLACE THE IRRADIATOR IN A LOCATION REMOTE FROM AREAS WHERE PERSONNEL ARE WORKING AND NOTIFY THE THERMO ELECTRON CORPORATION RM&P SERVICE DEPARTMENT.

5.1 Preventive Maintenance The Model 2210 Irradiator has been designed for a minimum of maintenance requirements. Following the instructions in this section will result in a minimum of repair and a maximum of safety. Perform the following inspections on a quarterly basis.

1. Check the unit for external damage such as indentations, cracks, deformations, wear, and corrosion.

2. Check that all external screws are tight.

3. Check the power cord for cracking or damage.

4. Using a survey meter, confirm that the surface radiation does not exceed 2.0 mR/hr at any point.

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5.0

Maintenance (cont’d)

5.2

If the green Power light does not light when the On/Off Switch is in the On position, check the following items:

Troubleshooting

1. The correct voltage is available at the female end of the power cord.

2. The voltage switch is set correctly for the power being applied.

3. Check that the fuse has not blown. ; if it has blown, follow the instructions in Section 5.3 Fuse Replacement.

The yellow Shutter Light should come on whenever the Start Button is pressed with the drawer closed and a valid number in the lower row of the counter display. It should go off whenever the drawer is opened or when an irradiation cycle is completed, as indicated by a "0" in the counter screen. If the Shutter Light does not turn on when the Start button is pressed, proceed as follows.

1. Check that the green Power light is on. If it is not, follow the troubleshooting instructions for that condition.

2. Check that there is a valid number in the lower row of the counter display.

3. Turn the Irradiator off, then on again, and proceed with a normal irradiation cycle.

4. If none of the above steps correct the problem, contact the Thermo Electron Corporation RM&P Service Department.

WARNING: IF THE SHUTTER LIGHT REMAINS ON WHEN THE DRAWER IS OPEN OR WHEN AN IRRADIATION CYCLE IS COMPLETE, THERE IS THE

POSSIBILITY OF A SHUTTER MAL- FUNCTION PROCEED AS FOLLOWS:

1. Turn the Irradiator off. You should hear the solenoid on the shutter close.

2. Turn the Irradiator on.

You should not

hear the solenoid on the shutter open.

3. If the yellow Shutter Light remains on, turn the unit off, remove the power cord, move the unit to a remote location, and contact the Thermo Electron Corporation RM&P Service Department.

5.3 Fuse Replacement The green Power light should be on whenever power is applied and the On/Off Switch is turned on. If the power light is not on when it should be, you may need to replace the fuse.

1. Turn the power off and remove the power cord.

2. The fuse holder is located on the back of the Irradiator above the On/Off Switch. Insert a small, flat-bladed screw drive under the bottom of the fuse holder and remove the fuse holder.

3. Replace the faulty fuse with a new fuse of the correct rating (1/2 amp for 120 VAC, 1/4 amp for 240 VAC).

4. Insert the Fuse Holder into the unit.

5. Reconnect the power cord and turn the unit on.

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6.0 Leak Test

This section describes the leak tests needed for the United States, Canada, and all other countries.

Safety Precautions

1.

Do not attempt to remove the 90 Sr Sealed

Source Capsule from its stored position in the Shielded Source Housing.

2.

Do not touch or handle the tip of the cotton swab (or other collecting device) used in collecting the leak test sample.

3.

Do not allow the collecting device to come in contact with the external surfaces of the container used to return the sample for analysis.

6.1

United States Leak Test

In compliance with the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), you are required to test the Irradiator for leakage of radioactive material. This is accomplished by a wipe test, which is sufficiently sensitive to detect 0.005 microcuries of radioactivity. If you do not have provisions for wipe testing, you may order a kit from a supplier, such as:

Applied Health Physics 2986 Industrial Blvd. Bethel Park, PA 15102

412/563-2242

After receiving a kit, including instructions, from the supplier, perform wipe test, and return the sample to the supplier for evaluation. Upon request, most services will provide a timely reminder as needed to perform the wipe test. The following instructions assume that you have obtained such a kit.

Procedure

1. Complete the Leak Test Data Form, supplied with the Leak Test Kit, in a clear and legible manner.

2. Turn power off (switch is on rear panel).

3. Open the drawer. Remove the disk, if one is present, and remove any loose chips.

4. Remove the plastic-and-cotton swab insert from the labeled plastic tube. Dampen the cotton tip with water.

5. Carefully wipe the surface of the disk support plate that is to the right of the alignment pin.

6. Immediately following the wiping procedure, place the swab insert into the labeled plastic tube and replace the cap securely. Avoid letting the cotton tip touch the body or other objects.

7. The 2210 can now be turned on and returned to service.

8. Enclose the leak test data form and the sealed plastic tube into the supplied mailing container.

9. Forward the Leak Test Kit to the vendor. The vendor will provide you with a Leak Test Certificate for documentation of the results.

WARNING: Should analysis of the leak test sample indicate that the sealed source is leaking, you will receive immediate notification from the leak test vendor. At that point it will be necessary for you to suspend operation of the device, restrict access to the device area, and notify a competent authority.

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Leak Test (cont’d)

6.3 Leak Testing in Other Countries Leak testing shall be done in accordance

6.2

Canadian Leak Test

with the regulations of the local atomic energy or nuclear regulatory agency. Leak testing will normally include certificates of performance and acceptance and shall be done on a regularly scheduled basis. It is the user's responsibility to determine and meet these requirements. For information needed beyond what is provided in this manual, please contact your Thermo Electron Corporation RM&P representative.

It is the user's responsibility to comply with the requirements of the AECB (Atomic Energy Control Board) Requirements for Leak Testing Selected Sealed Radiation Sources, R- 116. This is accomplished by a wipe test and must be sufficiently sensitive to detect 200 Bq (0.005 µCi) or less of an isotope of interest. Prepare the leak test in accordance with AECB R-116. The leak check shall be performed only by persons properly trained in working with radioactive prescribed sources and informed of the hazards involved and allowed to handle radioactive prescribed substances. The swab must be analyzed by an agency approved by the AECB. As a minimum, we suggest the test location and procedure described in Section 6.1.2 Procedure.

WARNING: Should analysis of the leak test sample indicate that the sealed source is leaking, suspend operation of the device, restrict access to the device area, and notify a competent authority.

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