Calibration and QA measurements can be performed directly with the probe, without using an instrument, by connecting the probe to a computer with Canberra™ Smart Probe Software (CSPS™), allowing your instruments to remain deployed in the field. It can also be connected via CSP-COM™ modules to integrate third party system and behave as a contamination sensor sub-assembly.
Once calibrated, the SB-100 unit is ready to be used as a plug and play probe to start a QA measurement in CPM, DPM, DPM/100 cm2 or c/s, Bq, Bq/cm2. The SB-100 probe connects to the survey meter via a 1.5 meter to 20 meter CSP cable.
SB-100 unit includes a protective grid that is very easy to remove for decontamination. Once the grid is detached, the probe remains operational and the whole assembly stays light tight. The entrance window is attached on a removable metallic frame that is fixed on probe body with flat screws, making it easy to change, reducing the time to service.
The SB-100 probe can use three different entrance windows:
- SB-100/B: Aluminum that guarantees a very good alpha rejection
- SB-100/A: Mylar that improves beta efficiency but also detects alpha particles
- SB-100/AR: Mylar with additional very thin grid to add more protection for harsh environment.
The SB-100 probe can be upgraded (probe’s firmware) via CSPS software, a USB cable and a PC.