Survey meter

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Survey meters are portable radiation detection and measurement instruments used to check personnel, equipment and facilities for radioactive contamination, or to measure external or ambient ionizing radiation fields (to evaluate the direct exposure hazard). The hand-held survey meter is probably the most familiar radiation measuring device to society owing to its wide and highly visible use. The following instrument types are the most commonly used as hand-held survey meters. The primary practical applications are listed. Used for alpha, beta and neutron measurement Used for alpha, beta and gamma measurement Used for gamma and X-ray measurement The instruments are designed to be hand-held, are battery powered and of low mass to allow easy manipulation. Other features include an easily readable display, in counts or radiation dose units, and an audible indication of the count rate. This is usually the “click” associated with the Geiger type instrument, and can also be an alarm warning sound when a rate of radiation counts or dose has been exceeded. These features allow the user to concentrate on manipulation of the meter whilst having auditory feedback of the rate of radiation

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