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Training Seminar

Contamination Monitoring Operations – Basic

Instructor: Jeff duPont

Date: Monday, August 1, 2022

Cost: $750.00

CECs: 8

Prerequisites: Attendees should have a basic understanding of radiation interaction with matter, the basic purpose of contamination monitoring systems, equipment, and their operational procedures. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to run the contamination monitor demonstration program.

Description: This seminar will begin with a short review of the operating principles, setup and calibration of the Argos™-5AB system with Zeus™ option. These calibration principles can be applied and extended to the GEM™-5 gamma exit monitor, the Cronos® tool/object monitor and the Sirius™-5 Hand/Cuff and Foot monitor. The required steps to properly setup, calibrate, alarm test, troubleshoot and perform required maintenance on the monitors will also be covered. Concepts are taught using lecture/demonstration format followed by hands-on participation by the user.

Who Should Attend: Technologists and supervisory personnel responsible for personnel or object contamination monitoring using any of the ARGOS, GEM, SIRIUS, or CRONOS systems would benefit from attending this training seminar. Attendees should have a basic understanding of contamination monitoring systems and programs.

How You Will Benefit: Attendees who complete this seminar will establish or refresh a solid foundation in the calibration, operation, and use of Mirion contamination monitoring systems. Supervisors and managers benefit from an improved level of understanding on the part of their technologists, ensuring a more reliable and defensible contamination monitoring program.

Seminar Topics:

  • Detector and System Fundamentals
  • High Voltage Optimization
  • Calibration
  • Self-Shielding Basics
  • Troubleshooting
  • System Maintenance & Repair
  • What’s in the Software