Electronic personal dosimeter (EPD)

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Short description

Das angebotene elektronische Dosimeter (Typ EPD®Mk2) besitzt eine Bauartzulassung der Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt (PTB) und ist geeicht.

The EPD is currently not approved for official dosimetry according to the Strahlenschutzgesetz (StrlSchG). Only passive dosimeters (OSL, thermoluminescence dosimeter (Albedo)) are used for official dosimetry.

It should also be noted that the EPD is not a product within the meaning of the Medical Devices Act! It is not intended for the detection, prevention, monitoring, treatment or alleviation of disease, injury or disability. It is merely a measuring device for measuring the dose of ionizing radiation. See also the manufacturer's declaration of Thermoscientific.

Limited scope of application

In the direct beam of pulsed radiation fields (X-ray, accelerator), the dose rate in the pulse can be considerably higher than 1 Sv/h. In this case, the dosimeter is not suitable, as it can lead to a significant underestimation of the dose. In the scattered beam and when worn under a lead apron, the dose rate values are generally within the measuring range of the dosimeter. More detailed information can be found in our leaflet. Here we offer the OSL dosimeter for monitoring pregnant women.

Here you can find more information about monitoring with OSL.

The responsibility for the use of an EPD at a specific workplace lies with the radiation protection officer, who must check and approve the use. Dosimeters are only lent out if the rental agreement signed by the radiation protection officer is returned.