Personal Radiation Detectors, PRD’s and SPRD's
Personal Radiation Detectors PRD
Personal Radiation Detectors PRD – LAURUS Systems sells personal radiation detectors, PRD’s, SPRD’s, radiation pagers including the Accurad, RadEye, Mini Rad-D and FLIR R200. LAURUS Systems offers many types of Personal Radiation Detectors PRD. There is no single device that can detect and monitor all kinds of radiation and there is no one instrument that can be used in all situations. One of the more versatile instruments available however is the Personal Radiation Detector, or PRD.
A Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) is designed to detect, and alert a minimally trained wearer to the presence of, small increases in the levels of ionizing radiation. The wearer should be able to use the PRD effectively while performing other tasks. The PRD should not require the attention of the wearer until it alarms. It enables the user to locate the source of the radiation and maintain a safe distance with little or no intrusion or disruption of civilian activities.
While a PRD is not an accurate radiation dosimeter, there are models that will calculate and maintain exposure over time. It is also not typically considered to be a Radio Isotope Identification Device (RIID), but there are a number of small devices that are considered Spectroscopic PRD’s. PRD’s small size and weight considerations are generally what limit functionality when compared to devices that employ larger detectors.
Excerpt - The Mirion AccuRad PRD is a discreet yet robust Personal Radiation Detector. It has been designed for law enforcement, fire rescue, and other emergency responders to detect and interdict nuclear and radioactive materials. It also provides dose measurement and alarming capabilities for event response. The AccuRad PRD is the first PRD developed in close collaboration with state and federal law enforcement and emergency responders. The AccuRad was designed to fit seamlessly into their routines and address the most critical, in-the-field needs from a radiation detection device.More Information
Excerpt - Mini Rad-D Personal Radiation Detector - PRD is a rugged, all-weather radiation detector that’s small enough to wear on a belt yet powerful enough to quickly locate low- level radioactive sources. Even among crowds of thousands of people or warehouses with thousands of packages. Designed to discreetly monitor any environment without intrusion or disruption of civilian activities, the Mini Rad-D can be set to notify the user by vibration or audible alarm whenever radiation exceeds natural background levels. The Mini Rad-D is as easy to use as a flashlight. And requires just about as much training. It has a single switch that puts it into audible alarm mode, vibrate alarm mode, or turns it off.More Information
Excerpt - The Thermo Scientific™ RadyEye™ PRD4 and PRD-ER4 personal radiation detectors provide highly sensitive radiation detection capability with little to no nuisance alarms, saving users valuable wasted time adjudicating alarms while at the same time improving or increasing scanning throughput. Additionally, the PRD identifies the nature of the discovered material in a manner configurable for your operation or user skills by distinguishing between artificial vs natural sources of radiation.More Information
Excerpt - Thermo RadEye Personal Radiation Detectors (PRD) are advanced handheld instruments for radiation detection, gamma dose rates and area monitoring. The RadEye family of instruments is the next generation of radiation detection and spectroscopic personal radiation detectors (SPRD). LAURUS offers the full range of Thermo Scientific RadEyes detection and contamination measurements.More Information
Excerpt - LAURUS Systems features the Thermo RadEye PRD Personal Radiation Detector. A pager sized radiation detection for security, interdiction teams and all emergency responders. The so-called “orphan source” phenomena is a serious global problem. Orphan sources show up unexpectedly in scrap yards, border crossings, or numerous other public locations and present a significant potential threat. The Thermo RadEye represents a high-performance measuring device for anyone responsible for finding radiation sources. Personnel monitoring waste stream or specific areas within a facility, interdiction teams (border guards, customs agents, special forces or counter terrorism teams) or first responders (emergency services and law enforcement) will benefit from this device.More Information
Excerpt - The RadEye PRD-ER Personal Radiation Detector is an advanced pocket-size instrument that detects and localizes radiation sources generated by man-made devices such as nuclear weapons, improvised nuclear devices (IND) or radiological dispersal devices (RDDs). The RadEye represents a high-performance measuring device for anyone responsible for finding radiation sources; personnel monitoring waste stream or specific areas within a facility, interdiction teams (border guards, customs agents, special forces or counter terrorism teams) or first responders (emergency services and law enforcement).More Information
Excerpt - LAURUS sells the Thermo RadEye SPRD Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector. The RadEye SPRD provides radiation detection and isotope ID to border and port security and emergency response. NBR is a technology used to eliminate fluctuating natural background levels while measuring radiation. This proprietary and patented technology is used to quickly differentiate between natural and artificial radiation. It strips away any natural background radiation that is registering, delivering you a more accurate result of artificial radiation levels.More Information
Excerpt - The RadEye SPRD-ER Personal Radiation Detector provides significant detector sensitivity for search and find, combined with accurate high dose rate radiation measurement, the SPRD-ER is a suitable Geiger counter for all users and may be the only radiation detector you need. The SPRD-ER radiation detector identifies the nature of the discovered material in a manner configurable for your operation or user skills.More Information
Excerpt - The Thermo RadEye Gamma Neutron SPRD uses a sophisticated spectroscopic Cs2LiYCl6:Ce CLYC to detect gamma and neutron radiation. The CLYC detector allows for this in a pager sized instrument. The performance of this can only be matched by much larger instruments. These larger RIID's incorporate one detector for gamma radiation and a separate He-3 proportional counter tube for neutron detection. When the SPRD-GN is scanning the environment, NBR strips away naturally occurring radiation from the environment.More Information
Excerpt - LAURUS offers the Thermo RadEye SPRD Spectroscopic Radiation Detector Kit. A RadEye SPRD, compact belt holster, easy to use hardware and software. Arrive at the scene with a compact tool set. Quick, efficient, and accurate radiation detection, nuclide identification and data management. The easy to use software is for PC-based data review and transfer. It also features a Lutetium Test Adapter for quick and reliable performance verification. All this in a compact, robust transportation case ideal for first responders and emergency response teams.More Information
Excerpt - The potential threat of a radiological terrorism incident requires that first responders are equipped with a radiation monitor that is designed to address the radiation hazards they may face. The UltraRadiac-Plus is the perfect unit for first responders as it offers the small size and light weight needed to avoid interference with critical work while providing continually updated information to the user.More Information
Excerpt - The LAURUS PRD Kit includes the Mini Rad-D and a .25 uCi check source in a rugged and compact Pelican waterproof case. The Mini Rad-D is a powerful, sensitive and rugged all-weather radiation detector that’s small enough to wear on a belt. Designed to discreetly monitor any environment without intrusion or disruption of civilian activities, the Mini Rad-D can be set to notify the user by vibration or audible alarm whenever radiation exceeds natural background levels.More Information
Excerpt - The RadEye GN and GN+ Gamma Neutron Pagers combines the superior performance of the thermo Scientific RadEye PRD Gamma Pager with a very high neutron sensitivity that exceeds the time-to-alarm requirements of ANSI 42.32 and IEC 62401. Furthermore the Thermo Scientific RadEye GN Series show a significantly enhanced performance of the built-in NBR circuitry (NBR = Natural Background Rejection). It is now even more capable of differentiating artificial sources from NORM than previous RadEye™ PRDs, due to the resolution and stability of the scintillator material.More Information
Excerpt - LAURUS features the Teledyne FLIR identiFINDER R300 (nanoRAIDER). The identiFINDER R300 is a pager-sized Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector SPRD using Cadmium Zinc Telluride CZT . The R300 is the world’s highest performing, pager-sized Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector SPRD. It provides continuous detection capability and full threat identification. The R300 can be deployed in place of existing Personal Radiation Detectors (PRD) with the added capability of identifying the radioisotope present. The simple two-button user interface facilitates expedited threat response. Visible, audible, and tactile alarms rapidly alert the operator via the easy-to-read color display. On-board Bluetooth®, web server, and GPS technologies make interagency communication easier than ever.More Information
Excerpt - The identiFINDER® R225 is a rugged, pager-sized Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector (SPRD). The R225 features a single 18mm cubic CsI detector with SiPM (G/GN) providing exceptional sensitivity and identification capability. There is also an option for an LaBr(Ce) spectroscopic detector (LG/LGN) for ≤3.5% resolution. The device features the familiar three-button control common to all identiFINDER products. The R225 provides ANSI N42.48 SPRD compliance, as well as MSLTD 810g Salt/Fog compliance.More Information
Excerpt - LAURUS Systems features the Teledyne FLIR identiFINDER R200 Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector (SPRD). The identiFINDER R200 instruments are rugged, pager-sized SPRD's. They provide full ANSI N42.32 Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) compliance and feature next-generation solid state detector read-out technology that delivers ANSI N42.48 SPRD compliance with nuclide identification. The R200-G detects gamma radiation and the R200-GN additionally provides neutron detection capability.More Information
Excerpt - The Mini Rad-DX offers the exclusive SensorNet mesh network as well as the ability to be monitored system wide via WIFI to a central location, emailing or texting alerts to critical personnel. The Mini Rad-DX has ability to display dose rates in mR/Hr or Sv/Hr units. There is also the option for the Mini Rad-DX to display in the familiar 1-9 intensity level. Several gigabytes of data and events can be stored before the memory rolls over. The data is downloaded completely or administrators can choose significant events, i.e. where the PRD actually received a ‘hit.’More Information
Excerpt - Users of the FC2B Calibration Verification Device can now field check calibration of their own UltraRadiac units, saving both time and money. Like most electronic devices, the UltraRadiac requires periodic calibration checks to maintain proper function. UltraRadiac users may wish to avoid the cost associated with factory calibration checks.More Information