Testing of the Eberline PCM-2

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The PCM-2 manufactured by Eberline Instruments is a whole body monitor that detects both alpha and beta contamination. The PCM-2 uses an IBM compatible personal computer for all software functions. The PCM-2 has 34 large area detectors which can cover approximately 40% of the body at a time. This requires two counting cycles to cover approximately 80% of the body. With the normal background seen at Rocky Flats, each count time takes approximately 15--20 seconds. There are a number of beta and gamma whole body monitors available from different manufacturers, but an alpha whole body monitor is a rarity. Because ... continued below

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Howe, K.L. December 23, 1994.

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The PCM-2 manufactured by Eberline Instruments is a whole body monitor that detects both alpha and beta contamination. The PCM-2 uses an IBM compatible personal computer for all software functions. The PCM-2 has 34 large area detectors which can cover approximately 40% of the body at a time. This requires two counting cycles to cover approximately 80% of the body. With the normal background seen at Rocky Flats, each count time takes approximately 15--20 seconds. There are a number of beta and gamma whole body monitors available from different manufacturers, but an alpha whole body monitor is a rarity. Because of the need for alpha whole body monitors at The Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, it was decided to do thorough testing on the PCM-2. A three month test was run in uranium building and a three month test in a plutonium building to verify the alpha capabilities of the PCM-2.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96010254

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  • Other Information: DN: Thesis submitted by Kenneth L. Howe to Colorado Christian Univ. in partial fulfillment for the Bachelor`s degree; TH: Thesis

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  • Other: DE96010254
  • Report No.: DOE/DP/62349--T1
  • Grant Number: AC34-90DP62349
  • DOI: 10.2172/231425 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 231425
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672748

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Howe, K.L. Testing of the Eberline PCM-2, report, December 23, 1994; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672748/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.