Wednesday, July 31, 2019

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

DosiServ™ Workshop Part 1

Henri Michel

The session will give an introduction to the DosiServ dosimetry system main features to the features provided in the latest release of the product. DosiServ express specificities will also be listed/presented.

Modular Dosimetry: Making Your DMC 3000™ Work for Any Job

Jean-Louis Masseau

An introduction to the DMC 3000 line of add-on modules and a hands-on primer on their use. The performance characteristics of the DMC 3000 modules (Neutron, Hp 0.07 (Beta) and PRD) will be discussed. Display messages, error codes and as well as practical use of these modular accessories will be demonstrated in a hands-on forum. Open to existing and potential DMC 3000 customers.

iPIX™ Features and Operation

Brian Agnew

Take an in-depth and hands-on look at the iPIX Gamma Imaging Camera. We will focus on applications for ALARA to reduce radiation exposure and increase worker safety.

Latest in Gamma Spectroscopy Laboratory Software

Kara Phillips & Steve Laskos

Please come join us to learn the latest in hardware and software solutions for the Gamma Spectroscopy laboratory. This session will include an update on the current software versions, compatibility, and feature updates. We will review the product offerings available to streamline your laboratory operations and highlight some of the other advancements available soon. This session will include demonstrations of the products as possible and will be open to feedback from the audience.

Radiation Instrumentation and Emergency Response Workshop

Andrew Karam, Keith Spero & Pete D’Agostino

Responding to a radiological event calls for more than classroom lecture — it helps to have actual experience suiting up, swinging a meter, and figuring out how to proceed. This series of breakout sessions will pick up where Tuesday’s Radiation Safety Awareness Training left off: we’ll start with some advanced information about radiation instruments and how they might be used during a radiological emergency response and then we’ll start using them. First will be instrument familiarization — practicing different types of surveys, taking readings, identifying sources, and seeing how your readings are affected by distance and different types of radiation shielding. After that, we’ll set up a scenario or two to show you how the instruments will be used and how to stay safe when you’re responding to an event. One scenario will involve entering an area where a small “dirty bomb” has gone off; another will involve setting up and operating a Community Reception Center, where members of the public will be sent for survey, decontamination, and (if necessary) evaluation in the aftermath of a large event.

1:30 PM-3:00 PM

RDS-31™ Applications and Options

Perry White

This year’s breakout will be application-focused and will describe the best ways for you to use your equipment to meet your needs. In addition, we will review how to utilize CSP™ probes with the RDS-31 device.

DosiServ Workshop Part 2

Henri Michel

The workshop will address DosiServ use on a daily basis with the aspects requiring special attention in order to enhance and maintain consistency of the system. The things to watch and the tools to perform this job.

Primer Spectroscopy Fundamentals

Doug Van Cleef

This breakout session offers a fast-paced teaser review of the basic principles of radiation spectroscopy. The session includes a review of the nature and origins of radioactivity, basic physics of radiation interaction with matter, consequences of radiation interactions on measurement processes, fundamentals of spectroscopy systems, and an overview of data collection and review. The session is designed to whet your appetite for a thorough review of spectroscopy fundamentals which may be pertinent to your professional duties. The session will conclude with a brief review of available training packages for a variety of disciplines within the nuclear measurements community.

Radiation Instrumentation and Emergency Response Workshop – Continued

Andrew Karam, Keith Spero & Pete D’Agostino

Responding to a radiological event calls for more than classroom lecture — it helps to have actual experience suiting up, swinging a meter, and figuring out how to proceed. This series of breakout sessions will pick up where Tuesday’s Radiation Safety Awareness Training left off: we’ll start with some advanced information about radiation instruments and how they might be used during a radiological emergency response and then we’ll start using them. First will be instrument familiarization — practicing different types of surveys, taking readings, identifying sources, and seeing how your readings are affected by distance and different types of radiation shielding. After that, we’ll set up a scenario or two to show you how the instruments will be used and how to stay safe when you’re responding to an event. One scenario will involve entering an area where a small “dirty bomb” has gone off; another will involve setting up and operating a Community Reception Center, where members of the public will be sent for survey, decontamination, and (if necessary) evaluation in the aftermath of a large event.

SQL Query Writing

HIS-20 Team

This class will teach you the basic skills to pull data out of a database for reporting and analysis. Prerequisite: familiarity with databases.

Join Mirion® instructors as we show you how to design and write simple SQL queries for data reporting and analysis. Review data types and database design. Learn how to perform complex queries, such as joining data together from different database tables. We will also show you how to save your queries as views, so you can run them repeatedly.

Topics Include:

  • Writing basic queries
  • Introduction to Views
  • Looking at joining two or more tables
  • What is “programming” for the database – a brief look at triggers, stored procedures and functions
  • Time allowing: Oracle and PL/SQL reporting

3:30 PM-5:00 PM

What's so special about Mirion® Specialty Detectors?

Gabriela Ilie

This breakout session will describe and highlight the performance of different technology and products developed by Mirion for diverse needs in fundamental and applied research. Mirion has been supplying detectors and instrumentation used in cutting-edge materials analysis, nuclear physics research, and space studies to some of the world’s leading industries and research institutes. Our dedicated research and development structure allows us to deliver innovative radiation detection systems based on a comprehensive exploration of all available and emerging technologies. Our passion is to fully understand the needs of our customers and to provide the best solutions to contribute to their success.

Join this session to learn how gamma-ray tracking devices such as the GRETINA (Gamma Ray Energy Tracking In beam Nuclear Array) detectors are used by researcher for understanding the existence of atomic nuclei, how elements were formed, and for understanding life cycles of stars. Hear how the GRETINA system consists of 28 highly segmented coaxial germanium crystals. Each crystal is segmented into 36 electrically isolated elements and four crystals are combined in a single cryostat to form a quad-crystal module with 148 signal channels. What to know about how Mirion contributes to many space applications including SPI Integral, Mars Odyssey, and Selene? Come learn about the Gamma-Ray Spectrometer (GRS) on board of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Mars Odyssey spacecraft, which has revealed more water under the surface of the red planet than scientists expected. The finding by NASA is undoubtedly one of the most important made about the Mars. It solves one of the deepest mysteries of the universe and reignites the question of whether life may exist on the planet.

DosiServ Workshop Part 3

Henri Michel

Emergency system interface based on DosiFFR™ software (first responders deployable dosimetry system). DosiServ interface capabilities with other systems (body monitors measures, Security/access control, HR).

Alpha/Beta Counting and Alpha Spectroscopy Laboratory Products Overview

Lee Reagan

The Apex-Alpha/Beta™ platform is the Mirion flagship software to control Canberra™ alpha/beta instruments. Apex-Alpha/Beta software controls the LB4100™, LB4200™, MINI/IN20™, Series 5 XLB™ and LB5500™ counters and now the all-new Series 6LB™ system. The Series 6LB counter is the latest advancement in a line of gas flow proportional counters with lineage back to the original Tennelec™ LB5100™ system over 40 years ago. This session will cover the advanced design features and enhanced serviceability of the Series 6LB, the continued evolution of the product line, as well as continued improvements in Apex-Alpha/Beta software. The lifecycle status of the other alpha/beta hardware and software products will be addressed. There will also be time set aside for questions regarding alpha spectroscopy and alpha/beta counting as directed by participants.

Radiation Instrumentation and Emergency Response Workshop – Continued

Andrew Karam, Keith Spero, Pete D'Agostino

Responding to a radiological event calls for more than classroom lecture — it helps to have actual experience suiting up, swinging a meter, and figuring out how to proceed. This series of breakout sessions will pick up where Tuesday’s Radiation Safety Awareness Training left off: we’ll start with some advanced information about radiation instruments and how they might be used during a radiological emergency response and then we’ll start using them. First will be instrument familiarization — practicing different types of surveys, taking readings, identifying sources, and seeing how your readings are affected by distance and different types of radiation shielding. After that, we’ll set up a scenario or two to show you how the instruments will be used and how to stay safe when you’re responding to an event. One scenario will involve entering an area where a small “dirty bomb” has gone off; another will involve setting up and operating a Community Reception Center, where members of the public will be sent for survey, decontamination, and (if necessary) evaluation in the aftermath of a large event.

Portable In Situ Solutions for the Serious Spectroscopist

Dieter Pauwels & Kara Phillips

We are excited to be able to showcase the latest in field spectroscopy for applications where detecting and identifying alone is just not enough:

  • The all-in-one germanium spectrometer: the Aegis™ system, combining the resolution and efficiency of full sized germanium crystals with portability of advanced fanless mechanical cooling.
  • Learn how Genie™ X-Port for the SPIR-Ace™ device creates an advanced and extremely portable in situ solution utilizing ISOCS™, Genie and Apex® software.

Real-time Location System Workshop

Jim Kost, Jean-Louis Masseau

Mirion’s Real-time Location System is coming to nuclear facilities this fall. In this workshop, get a live demonstration of the new RTLS system, and work with Mirion experts to drive the user experience and future development roadmap of this critical asset, worker, and equipment tracking platform.

SQL Query Writing - Continued

HIS-20 Team

This class will teach you the basic skills to pull data out of a database for reporting and analysis. Prerequisite: familiarity with databases.

Join Mirion® instructors as we show you how to design and write simple SQL queries for data reporting and analysis. Review data types and database design. Learn how to perform complex queries, such as joining data together from different database tables. We will also show you how to save your queries as views, so you can run them repeatedly.

Topics Include:

  • Writing basic queries
  • Introduction to Views
  • Looking at joining two or more tables
  • What is “programming” for the database – a brief look at triggers, stored procedures and functions
  • Time allowing: Oracle and PL/SQL reporting

Thursday, August 1, 2019

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Expansion of ISOCS™ into the NDA 2000™ Waste Assay Software

Marcel Villani

Discussion will cover applications where the dynamic use of ISOCS efficiency generation and validation can offer improvements to your measurement challenges.

Electronic Dosimetry System Forum

Henri Michel

Review of the DosiServ™ and DosiServ Express edition latest functionalities. Use of a live system with readers and dosimeters to perform test and/or any experiments you would think of. Hands on the whole system and use of the emergency DosiFFR™ system in conjunction with the main dosimetry DosiServ system. We will also demonstrate the various interfacing capabilities and the new reader (access control) software. Use/case on demand will be prepared either in advance or live. Class will be open for specific case studies you would like to talk about or to set up with us.

Unmanned Vehicle Applications and Requirements

Kip Kelley

In this breakout session we will summarize the FAA part 107 requirements that end user’s will need to obtain a Remote Pilot License. The session will also cover the applications that are used with the unmanned vehicles and the various payloads the vehicles can utilize such as the RDS-31™ unit, SPIR-Explorer™ device (dose rate/gamma spectroscopy), air sampling devices, and the different cameras.

Lab-Pulse: Real-time State of Health Monitoring for Your Mission Critical Instrumentation

Doug Van Cleef, Matthew Maddox, Chris Hurt

Come learn about Mirion’s new IoT platform called Lab-Pulse which will bring state-of-health monitoring and predicative maintenance to instrumentation. You will learn about the valuable data your instruments already produce how it can be collected and monitored to ensure optimal performance, proactively service instruments, solve problems more quickly, reduce operational costs, reduce downtime, and even detect problems before they occur. This is an exciting new digital product platform that will greatly enhance the user experience with Mirion products, and provide many advantages. This will be an interactive session where we will also show live state of health data form instruments at real sites, and we will look for your input on the user experience and your site specific needs.

Who should attend: Technologists and supervisory personnel who are responsible for instrument operations in counting laboratories, facility monitoring, and health physics applications such as personnel or tool monitoring. The technology lends itself to practical uses in nearly every form of fixed and portable instrumentation.

Innovations in Personal Radiation Dosimetry Monitoring

Kip Bennett

In this breakout session we will provide a “Dosimetry 101” overview that will highlight the evolution of personal radiation dosimetry monitoring and the technology innovations that are charting its future. The session will also explore the Mirion® Instadose® dosimetry platform and how this smarter radiation monitoring solution is simplifying administration, reducing costs and transforming how staff are monitored and safeguarded from radiation over-exposure. We’ll also discuss what the future of personal radiation dosimetry monitoring looks like through the lens of real-world customer case studies that showcase how richer on-demand dose data and insights (enabled by Instadose dosimeters) are driving efficiencies and effectiveness in radiation monitoring programs.

Topics covered

  • Dosimetry 101: History & Evolution
  • Technology Innovations Charting the Future of Personal Radiation Dosimetry Monitoring (eg. Direct Ion Storage, Bluetooth Wireless, SmartMonitoring)
  • The Instadose Smarter Radiation Monitoring Platform (What it is, What it does, How it does it)
  • Case Studies in Smarter Personal Radiation Dosimetry Monitoring

 

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Contamination & Clearance Monitors: Technologies, Innovations & Applications

Brian Agnew & Tobias Bar

Personnel and object contamination monitoring provide an important function in screening workers for contamination. This session will provide an overview of the Mirion® Contamination and Clearance (C&C) family of products which includes the Canberra™ contamination monitors. Specifically we will discuss self shielding compensation and its use, and discuss the advantages of using similar components and software throughout segments of the C&C product line. We will also highlight the ease-of-use of the software’s user interface and provide users an opportunity to engage with all the monitors during an in-session demonstration.

Software Solutions for Non-Destructive Assay

Patrick Chard

Breakout will focus on software solutions available for your NDA applications, with future roadmap plans, and discussion on your ideas for measurement needs.

Unmanned Vehicle Surveys and Planning

Kip Kelley

In this breakout session we will outline and demonstrate the usage of the Mirion® Mission Control™ Software and methods to obtain survey data. Items of focus will include flight plan development, manual versus software driven controls, and live updating of a mission already in progress. An unmanned rover will be utilized for hands on activities.

Advanced Continuous Spectroscopy Systems

Josh Handley & Steve Laskos

Learn about the capabilities of our continuous spectroscopy solutions which bring insight to in situ measurements like never before. We will show how these deployed systems are used, the value they provide, and the potential they have for reducing costs, reducing dose, and increasing productivity.

Source Safari

Keith Spero

The Source Safari is an interactive session where the attendee will learn how first responders use detection and identification instrumentation to search, detect, localize and identify nuclear and radioactive materials. This team-based session will feature search and locate missions using security intel, hints and clues.

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Detectors & Electronics for Gamma Spectroscopy

Dieter Pauwels & Kara Phillips

This session covers the latest in our equipment offerings for the spectroscopist’s laboratory.  Learn which detector is best for your application and how to optimize your MCA settings for the best possible performance of your system. This includes Ge detectors, scintillators, and CZT detector offerings.

New Solutions for Characterization & Imaging

Frank Witzel & Sasha Philips

Overview of new products and solutions available or coming soon for your characterization and imaging needs.

Health Physics New Instrumentation Products

Kip Kelley

The AVIOR-2 instrument will be presented and we will go through its numerous applications coverage, leveraging all CSP™ probes: dual inputs scaler/time, wall mounted frisker, hand (single or dual) monitor, foot monitor, and ambient monitoring system. Also, a live demonstration will be given with the hand/foot configuration and its small footprint.

SIM-Teq™ Simulator/Training Devices

Jason Stevenson

A hands-on look at the SIM-Teq line of training devices and how the system saves time for instructors and improves trainee knowledge of the instruments. We will focus on setting up a training scenario and encourage attendees to walk through it and get a feel for how realistic a training scenario can be.

Source Safari - Continued

Keith Spero

The Source Safari is an interactive session where the attendee will learn how first responders use detection and identification instrumentation to search, detect, localize and identify nuclear and radioactive materials. This team-based session will feature search and locate missions using security intel, hints and clues.