RAE Systems has launched a personal, combined gamma and neutron radiation detector that is certified as intrinsically safe. Intrinsically safe devices are specifically designed and certified to be safe for use in hazardous environments. This feature is critical for first responders working in unknown environmental conditions. The NeutronRAE II detects gamma and neutron radiation at extremely low levels and is designed to alert first responders to the presence of radioactive material and illicit radiation materials. As a front-line security device, this product is designed to provide life-critical, real-time detection of hidden radiation sources in high risk locations such as major metropolitan areas, ports and transportation hubs, government facilities, nuclear power plants, and nuclear research and storage facilities. The NeutronRAE II delivers instantaneous feedback to law enforcement personnel.
"This is the first combined gamma and neutron personal radiation detector to be certified intrinsically safe," said Rudy Mui of RAE Systems. "It is critical that our first responders have intrinsically safe tools as they enter unknown environments. The NeutronRAE II provides advanced protection in high risk areas."
Being certified intrinsically safe for Class 1, Division 1, Groups A, B, C, and D means that the NeutronRAE II will not initiate an incident in environments where flammable gases, vapors or liquids containing acetylene, hydrogen, ethylene, propane are present. This is important for responding to incidents at chemical and industrial facilities, as well as other locations where these chemicals might be used or stored.
The NeutronRAE II is designed for use in rough environments. It is immersible in water for easy decontamination, and a concussion-proof case provides shock protection if the detector is dropped.
The NeutronRAE II features fast response time for both the neutron and gamma radiation. The NeutronRAE II also has multiple alarm modes with bright flashing LEDs and loud audible and vibration alerts.
The NeutronRAE II will be available in April 2006 for $1995.00.
RAE Systems develops and manufactures rapidly deployable, multi-sensor chemical detection monitors and networks for homeland security and industrial applications.