Our colleagues in Japan are on the ground measuring Gamma Radation using the like of Berkeley Nucleonics PRDs and Isotope Identifiers. We are please to report that the background levels are still normal as of March 23, 2011 8:00AM PST. The detectors use a combination of GM-Tubes, CsI scintillators, Sodium Iodide and Lanthanum Bromide. Each material is useful for different applications and when combined, provide a family of equipment that gives comprehensive results.
Berkeley Nucleonics customers are headed out this weekend equipped with GPS-enabled SAM isotope identifiers and will begin posting GPS data with corrolated radiological data as early as Tuesday, March 29. "We are excited to participate in the work of organizations like www.globaldirt.org and think their efforts compliment the work of the Japanese and US governmental agencies. Our isotope-specific data logging is ideally suited for mapping large areas quickly. Customers use carts or small vehicles while scanning with full identification on board." comments David Brown, Company President.
For a video on the GPS SAM system for land monitoring - click here http://www.berkeleynucleonics.com/Media/RadCart.wmv (Rad Video Download)
For examples of a land based mapping systems - see the attached images
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Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC) has a 45 year history providing precision electronic instrumentation for test, measurement and nuclear research. Our products include signal / pulse generators and digital delay generators (DDG), multimeters and frequency counters, radiation detectors (RIID) and life sciences instrumentation. Flagship instruments include a 250pS 8-Channel Digital Delay Generator, a NIM Precision Pulse Generator and ANSI compliant handheld isotope identifers (RIID) and radiation pagers (PRD). We offer users around-the-clock support on our products and can customize a suite of instruments to meet the most demanding applications.
BNC’s radiation detection products are popular for detection, dosimetry and isotope identification and in use by HazMat teams, firefighters, first responders, and border protection personnel. Analytical products offer real time medical, industrial, SNM and NORM nuclear isotope identification. From pager to portal, we understand detection and spectroscopy applications. BNC offers an accredited training program which provides attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques involved in radiation detection and isotope identification. This program also provides CEUs and can educate new and experienced users. Regional courses or on-site, our trainers can deliver. Give us a call or try our Live Online Help...800-234-7858