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ASTM WK46944

New Guide for Guide for Standards-Based Testing of Radiation-Detection Systems

1. Scope

Scope This guide describes the test setups and processes needed to perform standards-based testing of radiological and nuclear detection instrumentation. This guide will reduce the potential for misinterpretation of performance requirements and test methods. Guidance will be provided for equipment set up, test set up, and the establishment of test fields and test zones. This guidance will address standards-established radiological, climatic, electromagnetic, and dynamic performance requirements and test methods according to areas of most concern and greatest interest. When adopted, this guide will provide a common setup method, which will lead to an increase in the test repeatability and consistency between testing organizations.


Radiological, Nuclear, Detection, performance requirements, test methods, standard guide


There are standards guides of this type currently available to the public safety community; State, local and Federal public safety radiological and nuclear equipment users will have a performance standard guide they can use when procuring this type of equipment.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E54.01

Committee: E54

Staff Manager: Kevin Shanahan

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 08-06-2014

Technical Contact: Peter Chiaro

Item: 001

Ballot: E54.01 (16-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item