Radiation protection instrumentation - Spectroscopy-based alarming Personal Radiation Detectors (SPRD) for the detection of illicit trafficking of radioactive material (IEC 62618:2013)

This standard applies to Spectroscopy-based alarming Personal Radiation Detectors (SPRD) which represent a new instrument category between alarming Personal Radiation Devices (PRD) and Radionuclide Identification Devices (RID). SPRDs are advanced PRDs that can be worn on a belt or in a pocket to alert the wearer of the presence of a radiation source. They are not intended for accurate measurement of personal or ambient dose equivalent (rate). In addition to the features of conventional PRDs, SPRDs provide rapid simultaneous search and identification capability to locate and identify radiation sources.

Strahlenschutz-Messgeräte - Spektroskopie-basierte alarmgebende persönliche Strahlungsdetektoren für den Nachweis von unerlaubt transportiertem radioaktivem Material (IEC 62618:2013)

Instrumentation pour la radioprotection - Détecteurs individuels spectroscopiques d'alarme aux rayonnements (SPRD) pour la détection du trafic illicite des matières radioactives (IEC 62618:2013)

La CEI 62618:2013 s'applique aux détecteurs individuels spectroscopiques d'alarme aux rayonnements, nouvelle catégorie d'instruments qui s'ajoute aux dispositifs individuels d'alarme aux rayonnements et aux dispositifs d'identification de radionucléides. La présente norme définit les exigences de performances, fournit des exemples de méthodes d'essais acceptables et précise les caractéristiques générales, les conditions générales d'essai, les caractéristiques radiologiques, environnementales, mécaniques et électromagnétiques utilisées afin de déterminer si un instrument satisfait aux exigences de la présente norme.

Instrumenti za zaščito pred sevanjem - Spektroskopski alarmni osebni detektorji sevanja za odkrivanje nedovoljenega prometa z radioaktivnimi snovmi (IEC 62618:2013)

Ta standard se uporablja za spektroskopske alarmne osebne detektorje sevanja (SPRD), ki predstavljajo novo vmesno kategorijo instrumentov med alarmnimi osebnimi detektorji sevanja (PRD) in radionuklidnimi napravami za prepoznavanje (RID). Detektorji SPRD so napredni detektorji PRD, ki se lahko nosijo na pasu ali v žepu ter nosilca opozarjajo na prisotnost vira sevanja. Niso namenjeni natančnim meritvam osebnih ali okoljskih ekvivalentnih odmerkov. Poleg funkcij konvencionalnih detektorjev PRD detektorji SPRD zagotavljajo možnost hitrega istočasnega iskanja in identifikacije za določanje in prepoznavanje virov sevanja.

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Radiation protection instrumentation - Spectroscopy-based alarming Personal Radiation

Detectors (SPRD) for the detection of illicit trafficking of radioactive material (IEC

62618:2013)
Strahlenschutz-Messgeräte - Spektroskopie-basierte alarmgebende persönliche
Strahlungsdetektoren für den Nachweis von unerlaubt transportiertem radioaktivem
Material (IEC 62618:2013)

Instrumentation pour la radioprotection - Détecteurs individuels spectroscopiques

d'alarme aux rayonnements (SPRD) pour la détection du trafic illicite des matières

radioactives (IEC 62618:2013)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 62618:2016
ICS:
13.280 Varstvo pred sevanjem Radiation protection
13.320 Alarmni in opozorilni sistemi Alarm and warning systems
SIST EN 62618:2016 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 62618:2016
EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 62618
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
October 2016
ICS 13.280
English Version
Radiation protection instrumentation - Spectroscopy-based
alarming Personal Radiation Detectors (SPRD) for the detection
of illicit trafficking of radioactive material
(IEC 62618:2013)

Instrumentation pour la radioprotection - Détecteurs Strahlenschutz-Messgeräte - Spektroskopie-basierte

individuels spectroscopiques d'alarme aux rayonnements alarmgebende persönliche Strahlungsdetektoren für den

(SPRD) pour la détection du trafic illicite des matières Nachweis von unerlaubt transportiertem radioaktivem

radioactives Material
(IEC 62618:2013) (IEC 62618:2013)

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EN 62618:2016 (E)
European foreword

This document (EN 62618:2016) consists of the text of IEC 62618:2013 prepared by SC 45B

“Radiation protection instrumentation” of IEC/TC 45 “Nuclear instrumentation”.
The following dates are fixed:
• latest date by which this document has to be (dop) 2017-09-05
implemented
at national level by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement
(dow) 2019-09-05
• latest date by which the national standards conflicting
with this document have to be withdrawn

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CENELEC [and/or CEN] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such

patent rights.
Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 62618:2013 was approved by CENELEC as a European

Standard without any modification.
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EN 62618:2016 (E)
Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE 1 When an International Publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant

EN/HD applies.

NOTE 2 Up-to-date information on the latest versions of the European Standards listed in this annex is available here:

www.cenelec.eu
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60050-393 2003 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary - - -
Part 393: Nuclear instrumentation -
Physical phenomena and basic concepts
IEC 60050-394 2007 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary - - -
Part 394: Nuclear instrumentation -
Instruments, systems, equipment and
detectors
IEC 60529 - Degrees of protection provided by EN 60529 -
enclosures (IP Code)
IEC 61187 - Electrical and electronic measuring EN 61187 -
equipment - Documentation
IEC 62706 - Radiation protection instrumentation - - -
Environmental, electromagnetic and
mechanical performance requirements
IEC 62755 - Radiation protection instrumentation - - -
Data format for radiation instruments used
in the detection of illicit trafficking of
radioactive materials
ISO 4037-3 - X and gamma reference radiation for - -
calibrating dosemeters and doserate
meters and for determining their response
as a function of photon energy -
Part 3: Calibration of area and personal
dosemeters and the measurement of their
response as a function of energy and angle
of incidence
ISO 8529-1 2001 Reference neutron radiations - - -
Part 1: Characteristics and methods of
production
ICRU Report 39 1985 Determination of Dose Equivalents
Resulting from External Radiation Sources,
International Commission on Radiation
Units and measures
ICRU Report 47 1992 Measurement of Dose Equivalents from
External Photon and Electron Radiations,
International Commission on Radiation
Units and measures
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IEC 62618
Edition 1.0 2013-02
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Radiation protection instrumentation – Spectroscopy-based alarming Personal

Radiation Detectors (SPRD) for the detection of illicit trafficking of radioactive

material
Instrumentation pour la radioprotection – Détecteurs individuels
spectroscopiques d'alarme aux rayonnements (SPRD) pour la détection du trafic
illicite des matières radioactives
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope and object .............................................................................................................. 7

2 Normative references ....................................................................................................... 7

3 Terms, definitions, abbreviations, quantities, and units ..................................................... 8

3.1 Terms and definitions .............................................................................................. 8

3.2 Abbreviations ........................................................................................................ 11

3.3 Quantities and units .............................................................................................. 11

3.4 Simplification of terms ........................................................................................... 12

4 General test procedure ................................................................................................... 12

4.1 Nature of tests ....................................................................................................... 12

4.2 Reference conditions and standard test conditions ................................................ 12

4.2.1 General ..................................................................................................... 12

4.2.2 Tests performed under standard test conditions ........................................ 12

4.2.3 Tests performed with variation of influence quantities ................................ 12

4.3 Statistical fluctuations ........................................................................................... 12

4.4 Radiation field requirements .................................................................................. 13

4.4.1 Instrument orientation ................................................................................ 13

4.4.2 Traceability ................................................................................................ 13

4.4.3 Field homogeneity ..................................................................................... 13

4.4.4 Neutron measurement ............................................................................... 13

4.5 Radionuclide identification ..................................................................................... 13

4.5.1 Identification results .................................................................................. 13

4.5.2 Radionuclide categorization ....................................................................... 14

4.6 Functionality tests ................................................................................................. 14

4.6.1 General ..................................................................................................... 14

4.6.2 Photon response ....................................................................................... 14

4.6.3 Neutron response ...................................................................................... 14

4.6.4 Field stability and reproducibility ................................................................ 14

4.6.5 Combination of functionality tests and performance tests ........................... 15

4.6.6 Performance of functionality tests .............................................................. 15

4.6.7 Spurious indications .................................................................................. 15

5 General requirements ..................................................................................................... 15

5.1 General characteristics .......................................................................................... 15

5.2 Physical configuration ........................................................................................... 16

5.3 Basic information ................................................................................................... 16

5.3.1 Documentation supplied ............................................................................ 16

5.3.2 Radiation detector ..................................................................................... 16

5.3.3 Range of measurement – photons ............................................................. 16

5.3.4 Range of measurement – neutrons ............................................................ 16

5.3.5 Range for radionuclide identification .......................................................... 16

5.3.6 Warm-up time ............................................................................................ 16

5.3.7 Batteries and battery lifetime ..................................................................... 16

5.3.8 Explosive atmospheres .............................................................................. 17

5.4 Mechanical characteristics .................................................................................... 17

5.4.1 Size ........................................................................................................... 17

5.4.2 Mass ......................................................................................................... 17

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5.4.3 Case construction ...................................................................................... 17

5.4.4 Reference point marking ............................................................................ 17

5.4.5 Switches .................................................................................................... 17

5.5 Data output ........................................................................................................... 17

5.6 User interface ........................................................................................................ 18

5.7 Markings ............................................................................................................... 18

5.7.1 Properties and conditions .......................................................................... 18

5.7.2 Exterior markings ...................................................................................... 18

5.8 Alarms ................................................................................................................... 19

5.8.1 Photon source indication alarm .................................................................. 19

5.8.2 Photon safety alarm ................................................................................... 19

5.8.3 Neutron source indication alarm ................................................................ 19

5.8.4 Neutron safety alarm ................................................................................. 19

5.8.5 Audible indication rate for searching .......................................................... 19

6 Radiation detection requirements ................................................................................... 19

6.1 False alarm rate .................................................................................................... 19

6.1.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 19

6.1.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 20

6.2 Photon source indication alarm.............................................................................. 20

6.2.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 20

6.2.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 20

6.3 Photon indication – detection of gradually increasing radiation levels .................... 21

6.3.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 21

6.3.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 21

6.4 Photon safety alarm .............................................................................................. 21

6.4.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 21

6.4.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 21

6.5 Neutron source indication alarm ............................................................................ 22

6.5.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 22

6.5.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 22

6.6 Neutron indication and response in the presence of photons ................................. 22

6.6.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 22

6.6.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 22

6.7 Neutron safety alarm ............................................................................................. 23

6.7.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 23

6.7.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 23

6.8 Photon dose rate – response ................................................................................. 23

6.8.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 23

6.8.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 23

6.9 Photon dose rate – over range .............................................................................. 23

6.9.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 23

6.9.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 24

6.10 Identification of single radionuclides ...................................................................... 24

6.10.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 24

6.10.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 24

6.11 Identification of unknown radionuclides ................................................................. 24

6.11.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 24

6.11.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 25

6.12 Simultaneous radionuclide identification ................................................................ 25

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6.12.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 25

6.12.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 25

6.13 Masking................................................................................................................. 25

6.13.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 25

6.13.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 26

6.14 Range of dose rate for radionuclide identification .................................................. 26

6.14.1 Requirements ............................................................................................ 26

6.14.2 Method of test ........................................................................................... 26

7 Environmental requirements ........................................................................................... 26

7.1 General requirements ............................................................................................ 26

7.2 Functionality test ................................................................................................... 27

7.3 Environmental test matrix ...................................................................................... 27

7.3.1 General ..................................................................................................... 27

7.3.2 Temperature range .................................................................................... 27

7.3.3 Equilibrium time ......................................................................................... 28

7.3.4 Temperature shock .................................................................................... 28

8 Mechanical requirements ................................................................................................ 28

8.1 General requirements ............................................................................................ 28

8.2 Functionality test ................................................................................................... 28

8.3 Mechanical test matrix ........................................................................................... 28

9 Electromagnetic requirements ........................................................................................ 29

9.1 General requirements ............................................................................................ 29

9.2 Functionality test ................................................................................................... 29

9.3 Electromagnetic test matrix ................................................................................... 29

10 Documentation ............................................................................................................... 29

10.1 General ................................................................................................................. 29

10.2 Type test report or certificate ................................................................................. 29

10.3 Certificate.............................................................................................................. 30

10.4 Operation and maintenance manuals ..................................................................... 30

Annex A (normative) Test conditions .................................................................................... 31

Annex B (normative) Performance ....................................................................................... 32

Annex C (informative) Test geometry ................................................................................... 34

Annex D (informative) SNM categorization ........................................................................... 35

Annex E (informative) List of expected daughters and impurities .......................................... 36

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 38

Figure C.1 – Geometry for testing photon source indication alarm ......................................... 34

Table 1 – Environmental test matrix ...................................................................................... 27

Table 2 – Mechanical test matrix ........................................................................................... 28

Table 3 – Electromagnetic test matrix ................................................................................... 29

Table A.1 – Reference conditions and standard test conditions ............................................. 31

Table B.1 – Summary of tests and performance requirements ............................................... 32

Table D.1 – Categorization of special nuclear material .......................................................... 35

Table E.1 – List of acceptable daughters and expected impurities ........................................ 37

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RADIATION PROTECTION INSTRUMENTATION –
SPECTROSCOPY-BASED ALARMING PERSONAL RADIATION
DETECTORS (SPRD) FOR THE DETECTION OF ILLICIT TRAFFICKING
OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL
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International Standard IEC 62618 has been prepared by subcommittee 45B: Radiation

protection instrumentation, of IEC technical committee 45: Nuclear instrumentation.

The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
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RADIATION PROTECTION INSTRUMENTATION –
SPECTROSCOPY-BASED ALARMING PERSONAL RADIATION
DETECTORS (SPRD) FOR THE DETECTION OF ILLICIT TRAFFICKING
OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL
1 Scope and object

This International Standard applies to Spectroscopy-based alarming Personal Radiation

Detectors (SPRD) which represent a new instrument category between alarming Personal

Radiation Devices (PRD) and Radionuclide Identification Devices (RID). SPRDs are advanced

PRDs that can be worn on a belt or in a pocket to alert the wearer of the presence of a

radiation source. They are not intended for accurate measurement of personal or ambient

dose equivalent (rate). In addition to the features of conve
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