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Significance and Use
5.1 This practice was developed for the purpose of summarizing the various generic radiometric techniques, equipment, and practices that are used for the measurement of radioactivity.
1.1 These practices cover a review of the accepted counting practices currently used in radiochemical analyses. The practices are divided into four sections:
6 – 11
12 – 22
23 – 33
34 – 41
1.2 The general information sections contain information applicable to all types of radioactive measurements, while each of the other sections is specific for a particular type of radiation.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1066 Practice for Sampling Steam
D1129 Terminology Relating to Water
D1943 Test Method for Alpha Particle Radioactivity of Water
D2459 Test Method for Gamma Spectrometry of Industrial Water and Industrial Waste Water
D3084 Practice for Alpha-Particle Spectrometry of Water
D3085 Practice for Measurement of Low-Level Activity in Water
D3370 Practices for Sampling Water from Closed Conduits
D3649 Practice for High-Resolution Gamma-Ray Spectrometry of Water
ANSI/ISO StandardsANSI N42.14 Calibration and Use of Germanium Spectrometers for the Measurement of Gamma-Ray Emission Rates of Radionuclides ISO Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement, 1993
ICS Number Code 17.240 (Radiation measurements)
ASTM D3648-14, Standard Practices for the Measurement of Radioactivity, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top