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1.1 This guide provides guidance on determining the performance characteristics of dosimeters and dosimetry systems used in radiation processing.
1.2 This guide describes the influence quantities that might affect the performance of dosimeters and dosimetry systems and that should be considered during dosimeter/dosimetry system characterization.
1.3 Users of this guide are directed to existing standards and literature for procedures to determine the effects from individual influence quantities and from combinations of more than one influence quantity.
1.4 Guidance is provided regarding the roles of the manufacturers, suppliers, and users in the characterization of dosimeters and dosimetry systems.
1.5 This guide does not address how the dosimeter/dosimetry system characterization information is to be used in radiation processing applications or in the calibration of dosimetry systems.
Note 1—For guidance on the use of dosimeter/dosimetry system characterization information for the selection and use of a dosimetry system, the user is directed to Practice E 2628
Note 2—For guidance on the use of dosimeter/dosimetry system characterization information for dosimetry system calibration, the user is directed to ISO/ASTM Guide 51261.
1.6 This guide 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
E456 Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics
E1026 Practice for Using the Fricke Dosimetry System
E1325 Terminology Relating to Design of Experiments
Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology (JCGM) ReportsJCGM 100:2008, GUM 1995, with minor corrections, Evaluation of measurement data - Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement JCGM 100:2008, VIM , International vocabulary of metrology - Basis and general concepts and associated terms
International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) ReportsReport 80 Dosimetry Systems for Use in Radiation Processing Report 85a Fundamental Quantities and Units for Ionizing Radiation
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ASTM E2701-09, Standard Guide for Performance Characterization of Dosimeters and Dosimetry Systems for Use in Radiation Processing (Withdrawn 2014), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top