The Argos family of Whole Body Contamination Monitors provides the ultimate user-friendly operation, with thorough and reliable detection of external contamination on personnel working in nuclear environments.
The Argos-3 Compact features the most compact dimensions of all Mirion Whole Body Contamination Monitors and is therefore well suited for locations with size constraints. It is ideal for reliable contamination control at checkpoints inside a radiologically controlled area (RCA), as a pre-monitor or at the exit of the controlled area. When equipped with optional casters (SCN 7063138) the Argos-3 Compact can be easily moved to temporary checkpoints.
The Argos-3 Compact is available in four versions:
- Argos-3AB Compact is equipped with our most advanced LFP-579 gas flow detectors optimized for the best possible alpha and beta response.
- Argos-3PB Compact is equipped with TPS-B-579 thin plastic scintillation detectors for measurement of beta contamination with no need for a gas supply.
- Argos-3PAB Compact is equipped with TPS-AB-579 thin plastic scintillation detectors with state-of-the-art gas-free alpha and beta detection capability (with discrimination).
- Argos-3PBG Compact is equipped with TPS-BG-579 plastic scintillation detectors featuring a unique gas-free beta and gamma detection capability (with discrimination).
The 15 detectors have been arranged in a configuration that minimizes dead space and provides optimal contour geometry and coverage for the occupant.