Functional Evaluation of the DOZA DKG-05D Electronic Dosimeter System

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The DOZA DKG-05D electronic personal dosimeter (EPD) was the subject of a limited type-test evaluation in support of Plutonium Production Reactor Agreement (PPRA) Implementation. The primary goal of this evaluation was to provide confidence in the functionality of the dosimeter and identify potential weaknesses in PPRA applications. The tests were based on IEC-61526, recommendations of the International Electrotechnical Commission pertaining to EPDs. All tests were performed in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Radiological Calibrations and Standards Facility in the 318 building. The first testing category was functional considerations. The tests found that the mechanical characteristics of the DKG-05D support usability. ... continued below

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Piper, Roman K. & Scherpelz, Robert I. November 4, 2009.

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The DOZA DKG-05D electronic personal dosimeter (EPD) was the subject of a limited type-test evaluation in support of Plutonium Production Reactor Agreement (PPRA) Implementation. The primary goal of this evaluation was to provide confidence in the functionality of the dosimeter and identify potential weaknesses in PPRA applications. The tests were based on IEC-61526, recommendations of the International Electrotechnical Commission pertaining to EPDs. All tests were performed in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Radiological Calibrations and Standards Facility in the 318 building. The first testing category was functional considerations. The tests found that the mechanical characteristics of the DKG-05D support usability. However, user controls are not intuitive and straightforward, and the user instructions were unclear and difficult to follow. The unit functioned in a variety of humidity conditions. In high temperature conditions it performed well. However, in cold conditions the display began to fade, which limits its usefulness below about 5 °C. The vendor claims that the unit functions to -20 °C, and it may be correctly recording doses at that low temperature, but the doses cannot be read in real time. Testing found that battery life is generally good, operating for 200 hours on a full charge. This is far more than needed for the intended application. Charging the battery, however, had some pitfalls resulting from two charging modes. The high-current mode would be automatically selected if the battery charge fell below a threshold value when inserted in the charger. Otherwise, a low-current mode would be selected. In some cases a battery needing recharging would not get sufficient current to fully charge in a reasonable time period. There were also problems found in the low-battery indication and there was a possibility for data loss in the low-battery condition. The EPD generally performed well in measuring dose and dose rate. There were some small problems with non-linearity over a range of doses, but these non-linearities were at extremely low and very high doses and would not adversely affect the performance in our intended application. The testing resulted in the general conclusion that the DOZA DKG-05D is suitable for use in PPRA applications for real-time indication of dose received by a user and for estimation of stay times in radiation zones. It can be used as a supplement to a passive dosimeter, but it should not be used for measuring the user’s dose of record.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-18943
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/969177 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 969177
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc927494

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Piper, Roman K. & Scherpelz, Robert I. Functional Evaluation of the DOZA DKG-05D Electronic Dosimeter System, report, November 4, 2009; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc927494/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.