This was stated by press secretary of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) Tetyana Verbytska during the opening of the XVI International Exhibition Forum Protection Technologies/FireTech ‘2017, which took place in the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv.
Press secretary of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) Tetyana Verbytska
Within the Forum, the SSTC NRS in cooperation with the manufacturer of Environics radiation survey equipment (Finland) and its official representative in Ukraine Star Technology Company, represents RanidSONNI Mobile Radiation Survey Laboratory.
“During the Forum, we represent RanidSONNI Mobile Radiation Survey Laboratory. Its purpose is to detect potential radiation hazards”, SSTC NRS press secretary Tetyana Verbytska notes. According to her, the equipment may be used for radiation survey of territories for building constructions and for search and detection of radiation hazards during mass events. At the same time, using the laboratory, one may check foodstuffs, household items for radionuclide content.
“Moreover, our equipment may be used to search lost radiation sources and other radioactive materials. This issue will arise the most urgently after the military operation in the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine. After the withdrawal of Russian troops and demining of territories, it would be advisable to conduct a complete radiation survey in the ATO zone. So, as an expert institution having necessary equipment we are ready to help”, the Center press secretary assures.
Oleksandr Protsenko engineer of the Star Technology Company tells about equipment for radiation, chemical, biological and nuclear safety. “At the exhibition, we present various equipment to detect radiation, chemical, biological and nuclear (RCBN) hazards. For the potential buyer we may offer dosimeters, chemical detectors, integrated systems, which may detect all types of RCBN hazards. We also have means for decontamination of already contaminated items and equipment, as well as protective cloths, masks, filters”, the expert says.
Oleksandr Protsenko engineer of the Star Technology Company
Separately, Oleksandr Protsenko shows EnVision GOSSAMER integrated environment monitoring device to visitors. According to the expert, the device registers the release of poisonous substances of military purpose and industrial toxic substances. At the same time, EnVision GOSSAMER has the ability to identify radiation contamination. In addition, the device is equipped with a meteorological station that collects weather data.
“When all information is collected, it is sent to the command center through the communication system, where data is processed using special software. If a hazard is detected, the system registers it, announces its type and calculates further course of events. After that, experts decide how to prevent hazard spread and mitigate its consequences”, the Star Technology representative said. When asked how much the device costs, he answers that the price is individually determined by the needs of the client, since the system may have different configurations, different power and communication systems may be installed.
Exhibition Forum Protection Technologies/FireTech ‘2017 will last until 13 October, so everyone who wants to use the services of the RanidSONNI mobile laboratory crew should hurry.
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