Argos™ PB

Whole Body Contamination for ß Detection
Manufactured by: The Health Physics Divison
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Argos™ PB

Whole Body Contamination for ß Detection
Manufactured by: The Health Physics Division
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The Mirion Argos-PB line of Whole Body Contamination Monitors provides user-friendly operation with thorough and reliable detection of external contamination on personnel working in nuclear environments.

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Features

  • Fast personnel throughput with exceptional coverage due to optimized counting geometry and shielding
  • The Argos-5PB unit provides the ultimate in (two-step) contoured body coverage
  • The Argos-3PB unit provides contoured body coverage with strategic positioning of detectors in an economical configuration
  • Similar performance to gas flow proportional detectors (efficiency, background)
  • Optimization of detector operating parameters may be done on an individual basis for enhanced performance
  • Simultaneous monitoring of both sides of the hand with moveable detector for enhanced beta sensitivity
  • Minimal gaps between detectors for smaller dead zones
  • Space-saving design minimizes overall clearance requirements and allows for easy maintenance access from front and side of the unit
  • WebRemote software enabled: ergonomic and easy-to-use touch screen graphical user interface; accessible locally or via PC/tablet web browser
  • Windows 10 IoT operating system with LAN capability and USB ports
  • Same "industry-best" software and serial bus electronics across the Mirion Argos-TPS/AB, Cronos-1/4 /11, Sirius™-5 and GEM™-5 family; no re-training needed
  • Compliant with IEC61098 Standard requirements
  • Algorithm based on Gaussian or Bayesian statistics (compliant with the ISO 11929:2010 Standard requirements)

Description

The Mirion Argos-PB line of Whole Body Contamination Monitors provides user-friendly operation with thorough and reliable detection of external contamination on personnel working in nuclear environments. Both the Argos-5PB and Argos-3PB monitors feature our most advanced gasless, Thin Plastic Scintillator (TPS) detectors, optimized for the best possible beta response (along with minimizing the gamma response). 

Until recently, the elimination of counting gas has been the only advantage of using of plastic scintillation detectors over traditional gas flow detectors in whole body monitors. The sacrifice for this advantage was in detector performance (low efficiency, bad uniformity) leading to longer count times. Mirion has successfully addressed the challenges of this gasless detector technology, minimizing the trade-off between operating costs and performance. 

The Argos-3/-5PB gasless monitors offer the same industry-best contour geometry as the Argos-3/-5AB gas flow monitors. The need for counting gas is eliminated by using scintillation detectors with an embedded PMT to minimize dead space between detectors. This arrangement provides optimal contour geometry and coverage for the occupant. 

All Argos monitors use a sophisticated "fast following" background trending and release-limit algorithm to provide the best performance in a stable or varying radiation field. 

With the Mirion WebRemote software, an easy-to-use touch screen graphical user interface for industrial PC-based operation, results in improved health physics programs, better tracking of contamination and faster, more thorough personnel throughput at boundary points. 

Excellent detector protection, modularity of components, and extensive diagnostics result in direct reductions in maintenance, repair, and operation costs.

Resources

Software Downloads

November 1, 2016

Comments:

This is a compressed ZIP file containing Monitor software Version 9.01.2 installation files, installation instructions and changes information related to the following:

Applicable Usage:

Serial Bus Contamination Monitors (SOFT-MON-SERIAL):

  • Argos-3AB, Argos-5AB, Argos-3PB, Argos-5PB, Argos-3PAB, Argos-5PAB, Argos-3PBG and Argos-5PBG, Personnel Monitors:  Standard Computer Box SCN:814380 or 7079641
  • Sirius-5AB, Sirius-5PB,Sirius-5PAB and Sirius-5PBG Personnel Monitors:   Standard Computer Box SCN:814380 or 7079641
  • Cronos-1, Cronos-4, Cronos-11 Gamma Object/Tool Monitors:    Standard Computer Box SCN:814380 or 7079641
  • GEM-5, GEM-5W, Personnel Monitors: GEM-5 Computer Box SCN:814410 or 7079642

Related Products Supported by Monitor Version 9.01.2 (161101):

SOFT-CREMOTE (and 7062263) REMOTE CONTROL DATA ACCESS LAN SW Version 1.07 (131114)

SOFT-LDB Loc.Database Support;Factory Installed

SOFT-LDB-KIT Loc.Database Support;Field Install. Kit

SOFT-LDB-KITPC-A Loc.Datab.Supp.;Field Inst.Kit w/PC;Arg5

SOFT-LDB-KITPC-G Loc.Datab.Supp.;Field Inst.Kit w/PC;GEM5

Related Products NOT Supported by Monitor Version 9.01.2 (161101):

SOFT-CREMOTE (and 7062263) REMOTE CONTROL DATA ACCESS LAN SW Version 1.06.4 (130627) and earlier

SOFT-CHISTORY CHISTORY LAN SW Version 2.11 (080908) and earlier

SOFT-CMONITOR CMONITOR LAN SW Version 2.11 (080908) and earlier

Parallel Bus Contamination Monitors (SOFT-MONITOR):

  • Sirius-2, Sirius-4, Argos-2, Argos-4 Personnel Monitors:   Standard Computer Box SCN:814370
  • GEM-5P Personnel Monitors:   GEM-5 Computer Box SCN: 814360

 

Files included in the main download:

Full-Featured Product:
For the full-featured standard English-language product, right-click and choose "save target as" to download the appropriate file(s) to your computer:

SOFT-MON-SERIAL_9.01.2.zip

Demonstration Version of Product (fully functional; however, no actual monitor is required and can be run on your computer):
For the Demo version of the standard English-language product, right-click and choose "save target as" to download the following (zip) file to your computer, unzip, and then launch the .exe file (must have Administrator rights to install):

V9.01.2_DemonstrationSetup.zip

If the self-extracting installation of the above doesn't work properly, right-click and choose "save target as" to download the following file to your computer and launch DemoMenu.exe from the folder you extract the files to:

V9.01.2_CD-R_IMAGE.zip

Non-English languages:
To add French or German -language capabilities to the standard English-language product(s) downloaded above, right-click and choose "save target as" to download the appropriate file(s) to your computer; then place in the appropriate folders based on the English previously installed above:

V9.01.2_(161101)_French.zip

V9.01.2_(161101)_German.zip

Instructions:

7070025 Monitor Software Installation Instructions - Rev 03.pdf

CHANGE9012_161101.pdf

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