Test and end-user facilities

Summary of prototype demonstrations at end-user sites

Both protoype equipments developed at CIEMAT and PTB were tested at end-user facilities in Portugal, Spain and Czech Republic. Tests included the evaluation of the capacities of the equipments to detect radioactive contaminants in materials associated to the steel industry such as cast steel, slag and fume dust. Reference sources developed in the project were first used to check the equipment performances in the indutrial environment, then materials provided by the steel mill staf were measured. The tests proved that the equipment can match the specifications established at the project start at the level of detectable activities and unambiguos identification of contaminants.

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