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Cooperating to solve complicated problems - the ANCHORS project

Posted by Kasra Hagan on Sep 24, 2015 11:30:00 AM


The Cutting Edge of Radiation Safety

Radiation safety isn’t always about a single device for a single use. Complex scenarios and events create multifaceted problems that require a more layered and calculated approach. Mirion has a long history of collaborating with outside agencies and other companies to tackle these larger problems, and come up with tangible, real world solutions.  Below we’ll detail one of the most recent of these projects: The ANCHORS-project.

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The 25th Mirion Training & Benchmarking Seminar: A Wrap-up

Posted by Sheena Martin on Jul 17, 2015 8:26:07 AM



Another Successful Year

The landmark 25th annual Mirion Training & Benchmarking Seminar was last month, and it was a resounding success!  We'd like to take some time to share some of our favorite moments and lessons learned with our attendees, and to start looking ahead for next year's 26th Seminar.

Growing from a small customer meeting in 1991 with around twenty attendees, this year's meeting had a new-record 147 attendees from over a dozen different countries. It was a large and diverse group of industry professionals we were privileged to have gathered with us in Ft Lauderdale.  We kept them busy as well, with almost triple the amount of training courses from previous years, diversifying and specializing into smaller training sections in order to better provide valuable content to our Seminar attendees.  

Before the conference, we’d reached out to our attendees to notify them about some of the new products that we’d be showcasing. Many of you that attended had a chance to see and operate some of these products, as well as provide us with valuable feedback.  We look forward to offering you even more hands-on operational experience with our equipment in the Training & Benchmarking Seminars in years to come.

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Mirion Product News - RDS-31

Posted by Kasra Hagan on Jun 23, 2015 7:31:00 AM


Exploring the RDS-31

A variety of options for radiation detection

 

In a nuclear power plant, radiation detection can take many forms, from general area monitoring to specialized surveys of people or infrastructure.  This frequently results in the radiation detection equipment on site being as varied as the different types of surveys done.

Below we go into some of the ways that the RDS-31 can be utilized to address these problems.

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Exploring Mirion Perimeter Monitoring Solutions

Posted by Kasra Hagan on Jun 23, 2015 7:31:00 AM

 

Why is perimeter monitoring important?

Broadly speaking, radiation safety is about protecting the general public from areas with higher than normal radiation levels, and minimizing the exposure to the radiation workers. One of the keys to achieving this is the ability to know exactly what the radiation levels are at locations on and away from the site.  This becomes especially important when seeking to establish that radiation levels in areas off site do not exceed allowable limits.

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New Products to See at the 25th Mirion Training and Benchmarking Seminar

Posted by Kasra Hagan on Jun 4, 2015 2:20:00 PM



Keep an eye out for the new Mirion products for 2015
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The Mirion Training and Benchmarking Seminar is upon us once again, this time for a memorable 25th year. We pride ourselves on having a long-standing tradition of offering people in the radiation protection field an opportunity to come directly to us for training and operational guidance, and an open forum to discuss industry changes and concerns.  

In addition to this, we'd like to invite our attendees to take a look at some of the new products that are being released this year, and that will be showcased at the conference. We have an exciting array of new items across several product lines, and we look forward both to the opportunity for you to provide feedback, and to gain familiarity with new tools and features before they're in the field.

These are some of the products that you can look forward to seeing:

 

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Topics: Mirion Conference

A Modular Approach to Electronic Dosimetry

Posted by Kasra Hagan on Mar 30, 2015 11:30:00 PM


The Evolution of Electronic Dosimetry


Working with or around radiation provides a host of concerns, and keeping track of occupationally exposed dose is one of the most fundamental priorities. The primary tool for this has long been the dosimeter, from dose of record badges to real-time electronic dosimetry.  Since their introduction, Electronic dosimeters have gained widespread adoption throughout the nuclear power industry along with various militaries, civil defense agencies, and health care providers. Over time they have proven to be very effective at giving the wearer constant awareness of their accumulated dose and dose rate, often providing a significant reduction in the exposure they would have received during the course of their jobs.

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Applications and Use Cases for Personal Radiation Detectors

Posted by Kasra Hagan on Aug 13, 2014 8:44:00 AM


Exploring settings where sensitive detection can make a difference.

Previously, we discussed the basics of sensitive radiation detection using the Personal Radiation Detector. Below are a few scenarios to illustrate how this kind of device can be used either on its own or as part of a larger radiation security plan. Since the PRD is a small, easily used instrument for detecting low levels of radiation, it excels in a variety of settings where radiation safety and security are a concern.

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Topics: Advanced Detection and Isotope Identification

Personal Radiation Detectors (PRD's) - Explained

Posted by Kasra Hagan on Jul 31, 2014 12:56:00 PM

 

In the radiation safety field, one of the most frequent questions we receive is "What are the differences between all of these types of detectors - and in what circumstances should i use each one?" Without an in-depth knowledge of health physics and radiation detection equipment, it can be a real challenge to tell the difference between equipment types. Especially with all of the acronyms and technical specifics that are tossed around.


Today we'll be trying to shed a little light on one commonly used type of instrument - the Personal Radiation Detector or PRD.

 

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Topics: Advanced Detection and Isotope Identification

Mirion Conference 2014 - Presentations and Pictures

Posted by Matthew Maddox on Jul 3, 2014 3:38:00 PM


 

We can't wait to see everyone again next year!


The 24th Mirion Training and Benchmarking seminar is now behind us, and what a seminar it was! The 2014 Mirion Seminar was the best we’ve had yet, and we have all of our customers and partners to thank for it. 

Since the first seminar in 1990, the goal has been to provide a forum for our customers to get hands-on training from experts. It also provided a setting where they could communicate directly with their counterparts at other facilities about pressing issues they face and how others have dealt with them.  Over time we’ve evolved this, adding speakers, breakout sessions, CHP credits, etc, but the core goal of quality training and a free exchange of expertise has remained.  And this year was no exception.

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Topics: Mirion Conference

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