Scrap Metal, Steel, Waste to Energy and Recycling

LAURUS sells radiation detection systems and vehicle radiation monitors for scrap metal and steel, waste to energy, recycling and municipal waste.  LAURUS exclusively features RadComm Systems portal and vehicle monitors.

Recycling of re-usable resources conserves raw materials, energy, and landfill space. Million of tons of iron and steel scrap is recycled each year in the United States. Steel making, foundry industries and virtually all manufacturers that use recycled material rely on radiation-free goods and components for their new products. Recycled materials that are radioactively contaminated threaten human health and the environment while having a huge economic impact on the manufacturer. This radioactivity can expose workers and ultimately be incorporated into consumer products.

Radioactive sources can escape from regulatory control by being abandoned, lost, or stolen. Likewise, uncontrolled material contaminated with natural or man-made radioactive isotopes from industrial processes can also enter the recycling stream. Two examples of this are pipe scale from oil and gas drilling (NORM) and material improperly released from any nuclear related industry that is contaminated with man-made radionuclides above regulated limits.

Since scrap metal recycling is an increasingly international industry and as the United States imports millions of tons of scrap metal, semi finished metal, and metal products each year, it is important to ensure that this metal is not contaminated with radioactivity. There is always the possibility that more highly contaminated materials could be exported to the United States. LAURUS Systems is pleased to offer a full range of detection and monitoring systems to help combat this very serious environmental issue.

Useful Links and Notes

The ISRI Safety and Environmental Council (lSEC) brings industry leaders together twice a year to explore safety and environmental LS ISRI Logoissues, and to establish baselines for acceptable performance. The council provides opportunities to share ideas and to ask questions. It brings people together to network and address challenges.

Explosives in scrap metal? Military scrap metal is valuable but can be dangerous and could possibly contain explosive material like mortars, ammunition or mines. Explosive scrap metal has caused injuries and death to workers at scrap metal yards in many countries. Learn how to keep inspectors and scrap metal workers safe and out of harm’s way – TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit Is Ideal for Detecting Explosives in Military Scrap Metal.

In November of 2013, LAURUS Systems was invited to make a presentation to industry professionals addressing the challenges they face regarding radiation monitoring, safety, and instrumentation when protecting both personnel and assets. A downloadable version of this presentation in PDF format is available here: Radiation Safety and Equipment Considerations.

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Scale, Vehicle and Train Monitors

RadComm RC7000 Spectroscopic Vehicle Radiation Monitor

RadComm RC7000 Spectroscopic Vehicle Radiation Monitor

Excerpt - LAURUS Systems offers the RadComm RC7000  Spectroscopic Vehicle Radiation Monitor.  It allows the user to detect, find and identify radiation and radioactive material. The RC7000 is for steel, scrap metal, security and government users.  Anyplace where radioactive material, now matter how discreet, is not wanted.  The RadComm RC7000 series of radiation detectors represent the next level in radiation detection, by utilizing gamma spectroscopy and isotope identification technologies.  

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RadComm RC4069 Vehicle Radiation Monitor

RadComm RC4069 Vehicle Radiation Monitor

Excerpt - The RadComm RC4069 Vehicle Radiation Monitor, detect and identify radiation and radioactive material for steel, scrap metal, waste, manufacturing and government users. The RC4069 Radiation Detection System, part of the RC4000 series of radiation detection systems, has been designed to detect very low Gamma Ray emissions in high density materials. The vehicle size and type will help determine the appropriate panel size and configuration. The RC4000 is supplied in a variety of detector panel sizes with any configuration for up to 8 detector panels. The RC4000 detection systems utilize RadComm’s high quality Polyvinyl Toluene (PVT) scintillators, electronics and photomultiplier tubes (PMT).

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RadComm RC4138 Vehicle Radiation Monitor

RadComm RC4138 Vehicle Radiation Monitor

Excerpt - LAURUS Systems offers the RadComm RC4138 Vehicle Radiation Monitor, detect and monitor radiation and radioactive material for steel, scrap metal, waste and security.  The RC4138 Radiation Detection System is part of the RC4000 series of radiation detection systems.  The RC4138 has been designed to detect very low Gamma Ray emissions in high density materials. The vehicle size and type will help determine the appropriate panel size and configuration. The RC4000 is supplied in a variety of detector panel sizes with any configuration for up to 8 detector panels. The RC4000 detection systems utilize RadComm’s high quality Polyvinyl Toluene (PVT) scintillators, electronics and photomultiplier tubes (PMT).

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RadComm RC2W34 Waste Radiation Monitor

RadComm RC2W34 Waste Radiation Monitor

Excerpt - LAURUS Systems features the RadComm RC2W34 Waste Radiation Monitor.  The RC2W34 is a vehicle portal monitor for vehicle and weigh scale monitoring of waste and municipal waste. The RC2W34-2 Series radiation portal monitoring system was specifically designed to detect radioactive material contained in a moving vehicle loaded with waste and scrap metal/material.  The innovative design of the RC2W34-2 is the result of customers’ demands for best in class scanning coverage of vehicles with the lowest cost of ownership.

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RadComm RC4000-M Mobile Vehicle Radiation Monitor

RadComm RC4000-M Mobile Vehicle Radiation Monitor

Excerpt - LAURUS Systems offers the RadComm RC4000-M Mobile Vehicle Radiation Monitor.  Detect and monitor radiation and radioactive material for steel, foundry and security with a mobile format.  The RC4000-M Series monitors are the only mobile RPM’s (Radiation Portal Monitors) on the market that utilize RadComm’s most advanced vehicle radiation monitoring system technology. The system is specifically designed to detect discreet quantities of radioactive material contained in a moving vehicle or container. The innovative design of the RC4000 is the result of over 20 years of engineering design and field application experience that has provided the Metals Industry with the best proven safety record to-date. The RC4000 incorporates state-of-the-art components and the most advanced software/hardware technology currently available worldwide.  

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RC2000 Radiation Vehicle Monitor

RC2000 Radiation Vehicle Monitor

Excerpt - The RC2000 Series of radiation detection systems have been designed for moderate density materials such as compressed waste and processed scrap metal. The vehicle size and type will help determine the appropriate detector panel size and configuration. The RC2000 detection systems utilize RadComm’s high quality  specially prepared Polyvinyl Toluene (PVT) scintillators, electronics and photomultiplier tube (PMT).

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RADCOMM SUPERVISORY SOFTWARE

RADCOMM SUPERVISORY SOFTWARE

Excerpt - RadComm’s Supervisory Software is a Windows-based graphical interface tool that provides real-time remote access, monitoring, report generation and maintenance of multiple RadComm radiation detection systems on the same network. The software is simple to use and allows authorized users to monitor multiple radiation detection systems in a facility, using a single interface. It features unique system icons that provide the user with a quick overview so they can monitor the operational condition of the connected systems. The software allows authorized personnel to drill-down to each connected system to get detailed information such as number of scans and radiation levels. In addition, they can remotely connect to a system to make changes, perform system maintenance or allow for remote service or troubleshooting.

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RadComm RC4000 Vehicle Radiation Monitor

RadComm RC4000 Vehicle Radiation Monitor

Excerpt - LAURUS Systems offers the RadComm RC4000 Vehicle Radiation Monitor. The RC4000 monitors detect and monitor radiation and radioactive material for steel, scrap metal, waste and security. The RC4000 series has been designed to detect very low Gamma Ray emissions in high density materials. The vehicle size and type will help determine the appropriate panel size and configuration. The RC4000 is supplied in a variety of detector panel sizes with any configuration for up to 8 detector panels. The RC4000 detection systems utilize RadComm’s high quality Polyvinyl Toluene (PVT) scintillators, electronics and photomultiplier tubes (PMT).

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NeuSpec

NeuSpec

Excerpt - The RadComm NeuSpec Advanced Spectroscopic Radiation Vehicle Portal Monitor has been specifically designed to enhance a radiation detection systems ability to recognize interferences from specific Gamma energies which have adversely affected alarm thresholds. NeuSpec utilizes of series of advanced isotopic identification algorithms in conjunction with RadComm’s industry-leading and proven Region of Interest (R.I.O.) analyses, which have been successfully utilized in PVT based systems for more than 15 years.

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RadLink Embedded Controller

RadLink Embedded Controller

Excerpt - The embedded controller supplied by Radcomm provides power and control capabilities to the Radcomm radiation detection system. The controller allows a display to be connected to an HDMI or VGA port on the back of the box. There are dual Gigabit Ethernet ports or internal Wi‐Fi for Internet/network connectivity. The unit can be mounted to a wall if desired.  Ethernet and wireless connectivity for online customer support and a standard data management that can store up to 180,500 scans a year (500 daily scan average).

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RadComm RC17 WatchDog Radiation Monitor

RadComm RC17 WatchDog Radiation Monitor

Excerpt - LAURUS Systems offers the RadComm RC17 WatchDog Radiation Monitor.  The RC17  is built for small to medium size weigh scales in the metals, waste and recycling industries.  The RC17 WatchDog Radiation Detection System was designed specifically for the scrap and recycling industry to provide the absolute highest level of radioactive source detection in real-time. RadComm  Systems is a leading provider of innovative, radiation detection solutions for the Recycling industry. For more than 20 years,  RadComm has been supplying the cutting edge and industry-leading radiation detection systems designed and developed  exclusively for the metals and recycling industries.   All of our advanced technology is based on real-world designs for real-world applications.

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RadComm RC4000 Conveyor Radiation Monitor

RadComm RC4000 Conveyor Radiation Monitor

Excerpt - LAURUS Systems offers the RadComm RC4000 Conveyor Radiation Monitor.  The RC4000 Conveyor Monitor is a sensitive radiation detector and monitor for steel, scrap processing and waste conveyor systems.   The RC4000 Conveyor Radiation Detection System consists of two main components - the RCD conveyor radiation detectors and RC4000 Control Console. RCD radiation detectors are mounted on the infeed conveyor to the shredder and downstream conveyor after the shredder. The RCD detectors are connected to the RC4000 console via a low voltage signal communication cable. The signal cable utilizes double-shielded, multiple twisted-pair conductors that carry low voltage DC power and logic levels that are virtually immune from electrical noise.

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CRICKET Grapple Monitor

Cricket-LR Grapple Mounted Radiation Monitor

Cricket-LR Grapple Mounted Radiation Monitor

Excerpt - The Cricket-LR grapple mounted radiation detection system will provide the highest degree of detection capability for small low-level radioactive sources buried in scrap material. The system operates in three modes: continuous area scanning, selective grapple load scanning and a manual search-and-find scans. The Cricket is the only system of its kind in the world and has been proven to withstand the harsh environment of a scrap handling operation - regardless of the material being handled.

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Cricket Grapple Mounted Radiation Monitor

Cricket Grapple Mounted Radiation Monitor

Excerpt - The Cricket radiation detection system is designed specifically to meet the needs of the scrap, steel and waste industries. The Cricket’s revolutionary, yet simple design provides an optimum level of detection capability for low intensity radioactive sources, on a continuous basis, in applications where radiation detection systems have never existed before. The level of detection capability will far exceed any conventional radiation detection system, including detection systems that are mounted on the boom of a crane, regardless of the detector size.

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Handheld Instruments and Spectrometers

RadComm RC2 Plus/RC2 Plus Advanced

RadComm RC2 Plus/RC2 Plus Advanced

Excerpt - LAURUS Systems offers the RadComm Systems RC2 Plus/RC2 Plus Advanced highly sensitive handheld radiation detector.  The RC2 Plus and RC2 Plus Advanced are for steel, scrap, waste and municipal waste.  The Basic RC2 Plus automatically sets an alarm threshold over the total background count rate average upon each startup. This allows the RC2 Plus to detect very low radiation levels even when hidden by shielding such as scrap metal, waste, or other dense material. The RC2 Plus utilizes a large internal, high grade PVT scintillator to maximize sensitivity. The RC2 Plus Advanced utilizes both a PVT scintillator and a Geiger-Mueller tube to perform “Region Of Interest”(ROI) Analysis which allows the operator to see the distributed gamma energies in a histogram form.

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RadComm RC22 and RC23 Wand Radiation Detectors

RadComm RC22 and RC23 Wand Radiation Detectors

Excerpt - LAURUS Systems offers the RadComm RC22 and RC23 Wand handheld extender radiation detectors.  Detect and monitor radiation in steel, scrap metal and waste with this convenient handheld extender instrument.   A robust, durable, and versatile handheld instrument, the RC22 and RC23 Wands expand the “Search and Find” capability by allowing the user to monitor areas that have been previously inaccessible. Like it's big brother, the RC2, it is capable of detecting low radiation intensity levels from radioactive materials buried in scrap metal. Available in multiple detector volumes and telescoping lengths.

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RHandy Portable Radiation Detector

RHandy Portable Radiation Detector

Excerpt - The RHandy is a very user friendly and economical solution for those requiring an accurate and fast responding portable radiation and contamination monitor. This portable handheld instrument will instantly detect and measure radioactivity and radioactive materials on clothing, food, water and the environment. With features found in instruments costing much more, the RHandy is one of the most versatile instruments available today.

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SYCLONE

SYCLONE

Excerpt - The SYCLONE is a highly sensitive portable Gamma-Ray spectrometer capable of identifying single or multiple isotopes simultaneously. It is a highly accurate device for identifying single or multiple isotopes even with weak gamma emissions, and has accurate radiation dose assessment. The mechanical assembly of the SYCLONE is robust and designed for field applications where harsh environments are commonplace.

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GR-135/SYCLONE Upgrade/Retrofit

GR-135/SYCLONE Upgrade/Retrofit

Excerpt - RadComm has developed an advanced spectrometer technology that allows specific components of existing spectrometers to be retrofitted into RadComm’s State-of-the-Art SYCLONE series of portable RIID’s (handheld radio-isotope identification device). We now have the ability to upgrade and retrofit existing and potentially out of date or inoperable GR-135™ handheld spectrometers to the SYCLONE’s advanced technology.

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MSpec

MSpec

Excerpt - The MSpec portable Fast Responding Gamma Spectrometer and Dose Rate Meter will instantly measure any material for the presence of radioactivity whether it is general waste, medical waste, or scrap metal. Operation of the MSpec is completely automatic once the easy-to-set operational parameters have been decided upon.

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RadSampler and RadLab

RADSampler

RADSampler

Excerpt - The RADSampler is a compact yet highly sensitive laboratory gamma spectrometer. Developed as a desktop unit it quickly and accurately analyzes of any small object to ensure it is free of radioactive contaminates. The RADSampler’s lead lined analyzer chamber virtually eliminates ambient background radiation producing ultra-clean, highly accurate test results.

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RadLab

RadLab

Excerpt - The RadLab spectrometer utilizes only highest quality Thallium doped Sodium Iodide crystal, combined with state-of-the-art electronics and software. The result is the ability to identify multiple isotopes and determine specific activity levels in the sample. Results are quickly displayed and a report is generated.

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