FoodScreen™

Radiological Food Screening System
Manufactured by: The Spectroscopy Divison
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FoodScreen™

Radiological Food Screening System
Manufactured by: The Spectroscopy Division
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The FoodScreen Radiological Food Screening System is a complete, transportable food analyzer for quickly determining whether raw or processed food has become contaminated from a radiological event.

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Features

  • Rapid screening of processed or raw food products for key 131I, 134Cs and 137Cs nuclides 
  • Clear, immediate indication if any nuclide-specific maximum permissible concentrations are exceeded 
  • Transportable using compact and wheeled detector shield
  • Supports wide range of samples including 1 L Marinelli, metal food cans, beverage cans and plastic containers 
  • Completely battery-powered – from laptop PC's USB port
  • Room temperature operation with option for temperature stabilization if measurements will be made out of doors
  • Powerful Genie™ 2000 spectroscopy algorithms teamed with the intuitive Genie-FoodPro™ user interface designed specifically for this application
  • Turn-key system is provided ready to count, calibrated for typical sample types in a range of common sample containers 
  • On-site training and /or start-up assistance available from local Mirion representative

Description

The Mirion FoodScreen Radiological Food Screening System is a complete, transportable food analyzer for quickly determining whether raw or processed food has become contaminated from a radiological event. A sample is placed into the shield, a count is initiated and a final report is generated. The report lists activity or minimum detectible activity concentrations found in the sample for the key nuclides of interest for food products: Iodine-131, Cesium-134 and Cesium-137. Based on nuclidespecific limits pre-determined by the system manager, the report will also state whether the sample is "Clean" or "Above Limit". Above limit samples may need to be investigated further in a higher resolution detector system such as the Mirion FoodSpec™ Radiological Food Analysis System. 

The FoodScreen system includes a 2 x 2 in. NaI(Tl) detector (optionally temperature stabilized), 7F7 Mobile FoodScreen Shield, a NORM* KCl calibration check source, Osprey® Universal Digital MCA Tube Base, industry-standard Genie 2000 spectroscopy algorithms and the Genie-FoodPro application software to streamline and simplify counting operations. 

Systems are provided pre-calibrated for a variety of sample types including: water, seawater, dairy products, vegetation, grains, meat, eggs, fish, baby food, etc. Of course, the samples may be raw materials directly from the field or processed foods from a factory, export/import dock, warehouse or retail store. A wide range of sample containers is supported to accommodate both raw and canned foods. 

Two different models are available: FoodScreen and FoodScreen-Plus systems. The only difference between the two models is the detector. The FoodScreen system includes a standard 2 x 2 in. NaI(Tl) detector, while the FoodScreen-Plus system incorporates a patented** NAIS-2x2™ LED temperature-stabilized 2 x 2 in. NaI(Tl) detector. Sodium Iodide detectors tend to drift with changes in temperature, causing their spectra to broaden and making the detected nuclides more difficult to identify and quantify. Therefore, the FoodScreen-Plus system is optimized for use in non-air-conditioned rooms as well as field applications.

* NORM - Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material 
** US Patent 7,005,646 B1 and 7,049,598 B1

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