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IEC/TS 62743
Edition 1.0 2012-09
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Radiation protection instrumentation – Electronic counting dosemeters for pulsed fields of ionizing radiation
INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION 
T
ICS 13.280 PRICE CODE ISBN 978-2-83220-364-4
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 2 TS 62743
 IEC:2012(E)
CONTENTS
FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 4
 
INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................... 6
 
1
 
Scope ............................................................................................................................... 8
 
2
 
Normative references ....................................................................................................... 9
 
3
 
Terms and definitions, abbreviations and symbols, quantities and units ............................ 9
 
3.1
 
Terms and definitions .............................................................................................. 9
 
3.2
 
List of symbols and abbreviations .......................................................................... 11
 
3.3
 
Quantities and units .............................................................................................. 12
 
4
 
General test procedure ................................................................................................... 13
 
4.1
 
Nature of test ........................................................................................................ 13
 
4.2
 
Reference conditions and standard test conditions ................................................ 13
 
5
 
General requirements ..................................................................................................... 13
 
5.1
 
Summary of requirements ...................................................................................... 13
 
5.2
 
Parameters required to be known of the pulsed radiation field ............................... 13
 
5.3
 
Parameters required to be determined of the counting dosemeter ......................... 13
 
5.4
 
Criteria for suitability of a dosemeter in pulsed radiation fields .............................. 13
 
5.4.1
 
General ..................................................................................................... 13
 
5.4.2
 
Radiation pulse duration larger than or equal to the dead time:
pulse 
 
dead ...................................................................................................... 14
 
5.4.3
 
Radiation pulse duration shorter than the dead time:
pulse 
<
 
dead .......... 14
 
5.5
 
Type of radiation ................................................................................................... 14
 
5.6
 
Mechanical characteristics .................................................................................... 14
 
5.7
 
Requirements to software, data and interfaces ...................................................... 14
 
6
 
Radiation detection requirements ................................................................................... 15
 
6.1
 
General ................................................................................................................. 15
 
6.2
 
Indication of the dose rate and the number of counts ............................................. 15
 
6.2.1
 
Requirements ............................................................................................ 15
 
6.2.2
 
Method of test ........................................................................................... 15
 
6.2.3
 
Interpretation of the results ........................................................................ 16
 
6.3
 
Measurement cycle time,
cycle ............................................................................ 16
 
6.3.1
 
Requirements ............................................................................................ 16
 
6.3.2
 
Method of test ........................................................................................... 16
 
6.3.3
 
Interpretation of the results ........................................................................ 17
 
6.4
 
Indication per counting event,
G
count .................................................................... 17
 
6.4.1
 
Requirements ............................................................................................ 17
 
6.4.2
 
Method of test ........................................................................................... 17
 
6.4.3
 
Interpretation of the results ........................................................................ 17
 
6.5
 
Dead time,
dead ................................................................................................... 17
 
6.5.1
 
Requirements ............................................................................................ 17
 
6.5.2
 
Method of test ........................................................................................... 17
 
6.5.3
 
Interpretation of the results ........................................................................ 18
 
6.6
 
Maximum measurable dose rate value,
maxcount,
 H 
 ................................................. 18
 
6.6.1
 
Requirements ............................................................................................ 18
 
6.6.2
 
Method of test ........................................................................................... 19
 
6.6.3
 
Interpretation of the results ........................................................................ 19
 
 
TS 62743
 IEC:2012(E) 3 6.7
 
Pulse dose rate overload alarm ............................................................................. 19
 
6.7.1
 
General ..................................................................................................... 19
 
6.7.2
 
Requirements ............................................................................................ 19
 
6.7.3
 
Method of test ........................................................................................... 19
 
6.7.4
 
Interpretation of the results ........................................................................ 19
 
6.8
 
Proof of model function and pulse overload alarm ................................................. 20
 
6.8.1
 
General ..................................................................................................... 20
 
6.8.2
 
Requirements ............................................................................................ 20
 
6.8.3
 
Method of test ........................................................................................... 20
 
6.8.4
 
Interpretation of the results ........................................................................ 20
 
7
 
Environmental requirements ........................................................................................... 21
 
8
 
Mechanical requirements ................................................................................................ 21
 
9
 
Electromagnetic requirements ........................................................................................ 21
 
10
 
Documentation ............................................................................................................... 21
 
10.1
 
Operation and maintenance manual ...................................................................... 21
 
10.2
 
Type test report ..................................................................................................... 21
 
 Annex A (informative) Parameter values for typical workplaces where pulsed radiation occurs ................................................................................................................................... 23
 
 Annex B (informative) Parameters characterizing the pulsed radiation field .......................... 24
 
Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 25
 
Table 1 Symbols and abbreviated terms ............................................................................ 12
 
Table 2 – Reference conditions and standard test conditions for tests using pulsed radiation ............................................................................................................................... 22
 
Table 3
 
 –
 
Characteristics of counting dosemeters used in pulsed fields of ionizing radiation ............................................................................................................................... 22
 
Table A.1
 
 –
 
Parameter values for workplaces where pulsed radiation occurs, as of 2012 ..................................................................................................................................... 23
 

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