Active Standard ASTM E2628 | Developed by Subcommittee: E61.01
Book of Standards Volume: 12.02
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Significance and Use
Radiation processing of articles in both commercial and research applications may be carried out for a number of purposes. These include, for example, sterilization of health care products, reduction of the microbial populations in foods and modification of polymers. The radiations used may be accelerated electrons, gamma-radiation from radionuclide sources such as cobalt-60, or X-radiation.
To demonstrate control of the radiation process, the absorbed dose must be measured using a dosimetry system, the calibration of which, is traceable to appropriate national or international standards. The radiation-induced change in the dosimeter is evaluated and related to absorbed dose through calibration. Dose measurements required for particular processes are described in other standards referenced in this practice.
1.1 This practice describes the basic requirements that apply when making absorbed dose measurements in accordance with the ASTM E10.01 series of dosimetry standards. In addition, it provides guidance on the selection of dosimetry systems and directs the user to other standards that provide specific information on individual dosimetry systems, calibration methods, uncertainty estimation and radiation processing applications.
1.2 This practice applies to dosimetry for radiation processing applications using electrons or photons (gamma- or X-radiation).
1.3 This practice addresses the minimum requirements of a measurement management system, but does not include general quality system requirements.
1.4 This practice does not address personnel dosimetry or medical dosimetry.
1.5 This practice does not apply to primary standard dosimetry systems.
1.6 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.
E170 Terminology Relating to Radiation Measurements and Dosimetry
E1026 Practice for Using the Fricke Reference-Standard Dosimetry System
E2232 Guide for Selection and Use of Mathematical Methods for Calculating Absorbed Dose in Radiation Processing Applications
E2303 Guide for Absorbed-Dose Mapping in Radiation Processing Facilities
E2304 Practice for Use of a LiF Photo-Fluorescent Film Dosimetry System
E2381 Guide for Dosimetry In Radiation Processing of Fluidized Beds and Fluid Streams
E2449 Guide for Irradiation of Pre-packaged Processed Meat and Poultry Products to Control Pathogens and Other Microorganisms
E2701 Guide for Performance Characterization of Dosimeters and Dosimetry Systems for Use in Radiation Processing
F1355 Guide for Irradiation of Fresh Agricultural Produce as a Phytosanitary Treatment
F1356 Practice for Irradiation of Fresh and Frozen Red Meat and Poultry to Control Pathogens and Other Microorganisms
F1736 Guide for Irradiation of Finfish and Aquatic Invertebrates Used as Food to Control Pathogens and Spoilage Microorganisms
F1885 Guide for Irradiation of Dried Spices, Herbs, and Vegetable Seasonings to Control Pathogens and Other Microorganisms
ICS Number Code 17.240 (Radiation measurements)