RS-230 Handheld Radiation Detector


RS-230

RS-230 BGO Super-SPEC

Handheld Radiation Detector

Providing Search, Assay and Scan Modes of Operation

 

Bismuth Germanate (BGO)

The performance of the 6.3 in3 (103 cm3 )  higher density Bismuth Germanate)  is approximately  80% of a 21 in3  ( 390 cm3 ) Sodium Iodide (NaI) commonly used with larger portable units and approximately 50% more than the same size NaI crystal.

Survey

Total count display on front panel in cps at 1/sec update rate.  Loud linear audio permitting eyes-free operation.  USB earphone support for noisy area surveying.

Scan mode

Variable rate SCAN mode stores data in memory or outputs via Bluetooth to an external storage device.  External GPS is integrated into the data stream via Bluetooth connection to give location data.

Assay Mode

The assay mode provides sample concentration analysis with direct data display  of K (%), U and Th (ppm) as shown below.  User selectable sample time for optimum analysis.

RS-Analyst Software

The RS-230 is provided with utility software to download the data that is stored in memory. All data in memory is output via Bluetooth or USB to the RS-Analyst program on a PC.  This may take the form of 1024 channel spectra, assay data or Scan data + GPS.  The program also gives graphical and numeric views of the data.  The data can also be re-exported as a text file for further processing.

 

Technical Specifications

Energy Response

30 keV  3000 keV

Internal Sampling

20 / second

Readout

Search Mode : Counts in CPS from 0 to 65,535 and Histogram chart

 

Assay Mode: Display in %K, ppm of U & Th (ROIs per IAEA)

Memory

2MB

 

Memory can be partitioned for desired storage

 

Example

 

Scan Total Count only  - 94,000 readings

 

Scan + Assay -  more than 1000 readings

 

Assay only  - more than 400 readings

 

(plus full spectrum)

Data Input / Output

USB

(Using supplied RS-Analyst software)

Bluetooth (BT)

 

GPS link via BT

Display

128 x 64 pixels, 1 1/8” x 2 3/8”

 

Graphic LCD display with white backlight and automatic dimming

Batteries

Internal battery pack module (4xAA) easily replaceable

 

Rechargeable or alkaline

 

Life : 8 +  hours at 20°C

Temperature Range

-20°C  to +50°C

Control

Single one button, Thumb activated

Alarm

Audio via miniature speaker

 

Variable audio threshold set point

 

Audio proportional to count rate

Weight

4.5 lb (2.04 kg) including batteries

Size & Package Style

10.2” x 3.2” x 3.8” (259 mm x 81 mm x 96 mm)

 

1 mm aluminum outer case

 

In a flashlight configuration with side support strap, wrist strap and optional detachable handle

Standard Accessories

RS-230 BGO Scintillometer with carrying handle

 

Removable protective boot with shoulder strap

 

Battery cartridge with 4 x AA rechargeable batteries & charger

 

Spare battery holder cartridge

 

RS-Analyst utility software

 

USB cable

 

User guide

 

Delivered in hard case with foam insert