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ASTM WK72480

New Guide for Standard Guide for Operational Qualification of Accelerator-Based Electron Beam Irradiators

1. Scope

To establish and maintain standard practices, methods, and guides for ionizing radiation processing and dosimetry for applications including medical products, pharmaceuticals, foods, polymers, and other consumer products.

To develop standard methods for characterizing and operating gamma ray, x-ray, and electron beam irradiators, and encourage use of these standards in radiation processing through meetings, workshops, and symposia.

The committee also provides consultation in the application of dosimetry systems and may identify areas for additional research.

Liaison is maintained with other ASTM committees, other national and international standards developing organizations, the community of users, and other interested groups in order to be responsive to needs, avoid duplication of effort and promote new techniques and technologies.


Radiation; radiation processing; e-beam; X-ray; OQ; Operational Qualification


There is no standardized approach for operational qualification testing of an e-beam irradiator. This will be used to support the requirements for radiation processing requirements as defined in ISO/ASTM 51649 as well as ISO 11137-1.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: E61.03

Committee: E61

Staff Manager: Stephen Mawn

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-06-2020

Technical Contact: Anthony Sollis

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