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    ASTM D3648 - 14

    Standard Practices for the Measurement of Radioactivity

    Active Standard ASTM D3648 | Developed by Subcommittee: D19.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.02

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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. Scope

    1.1 These practices cover a review of the accepted counting practices currently used in radiochemical analyses. The practices are divided into four sections:



       General Information

    6 – 11

       Alpha Counting

    12 – 22

       Beta Counting

    23 – 33

       Gamma Counting

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Standards

    ANSI 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 Code

    ICS Number Code 17.240 (Radiation measurements)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/D3648-14

    Citation Format

    ASTM D3648-14, Standard Practices for the Measurement of Radioactivity, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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