Fundamentals of Portable Survey Instrument Calibration — NEW!
Instructor: Michael Ratliff
Date: Monday, July 17, 2023
Description: During this seminar you will learn the basics of calibration and traceability, as it applies to portable radiation survey instruments. We will provide a quick overview of detection principles for common instruments, a review of SI and Conventional units, and a discussion on proper calibration source selection. We will also discuss the importance of traceability and record-keeping for your instrument calibrations.
Who Should Attend: Anyone wanting to learn the basics of calibrations, such as Supervisors, Technologists, and Health Physicists will benefit from this seminar. This seminar is designed to be accessible to beginners but is also appropriate for someone with an intermediate level of instrumentation experience.
How you will benefit: Attendees of this seminar will gain a better understanding of radiation detection principles and how a properly calibrated instrument can reliably report accurate results for radiation measurements. Attendees will also learn some solutions for common challenges encountered with instrument calibrations.
- Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Neutron survey instruments
- The differences between Contamination vs. Dose instruments
- Traceability (NIST, BIPM, and others)
- Units (SI and Conventional)
- Decay corrections
- Selecting the right source for your needs
- Calibration process