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Reference prEN 62401
Title Radiation protection instrumentation - Alarming personal radiation devices (PRD) for detection of illicit trafficking of radioactive material
Project Number 23290
Abstract/Scope Describes design and functioning criteria along with testing methods for evaluating the performance of instruments for detection of illicit trafficking of radioactive material (for example, for border radiation monitoring). These instruments may be used in extreme environmental conditions, they are pocket-sized, carried on the body and used to detect and indicate the presence and general magnitude of penetrating ionizing radiation, including photons and/or neutrons.
PQ/UQ stage


Current Stage code 1598
Current Stage code date 2012-12-18
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 45B
Reference Document IEC 62401:2007 (EQV)
Keywords Radiation; Protection; Alarming; Detection; Trafficking
Note D138/C079: circulation of PQ approved * D143/C104: Project stopped - NWI could be requested on IEC 62401 revision
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1598 2012-12-18    
1599 2012-12-18    
1560 2011-06-20 2011-07-04 export to doc file  EN
1520 2011-03-18 2011-06-17  
1099 2011-03-01    
1000 2010-11-17 2011-02-28  

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(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

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(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.