You are here: Home / National Radiation Protection Institute / Technical equipment and utilities

Technical equipment and utilities

The Institute has a wide and unique spectrum of technical equipment that provides highly specialized analyses in radiation protection.
The basic equipment is as follows:

  • Early Warning System stations within the Radiation Monitoring Network in the Czech Republic (instruments for measuring photon dose equivalent rate, software and communication units for the data transfer from the stations to the Centre and to the workers who evaluate radiation situation and handle EWS remote control).
  • Whole-body counter which is provided with both scintillation and semiconductor spectrometry (for in-vivo nuclide counting in the human body - including low energy gamma nuclides) and the calibration phantom of the human body which is accepted as the standard by the EU.
  • Gamma spectrometry laboratory (with 8 spectrometric routes, HPGe semiconductor detectors in low background shields)
  • Alpha/beta spectrometry laboratory (including low-level liquid scintillation analyser)
  • Radiochemistry laboratory for artificial nuclide and transuranium element analysis
  • Special samplers for airborne nuclide sampling (e.g. cascade compactor, aerosol and gaseous iodine high-volume samplers, aerosol and gaseous iodine portable samplers, noble gas sampling pressurized bottles and fallout samplers)
  • TL dozimetry laboratory (provided with automatic/manual TLD readers and laser densitometer)
  • Special instruments and software for the mobile team which performs emergency monitoring in the field and the analysis of emergency events: dose rate measurements in individual locations; automated continuous dose rate measurements which are related to cartographical coordinates and are used for the mapping of radiation situation during vehicle drive or helicopter flight; in-situ gamma spectrometry for the identification of artificial nuclides and the determination of quantitative nuclide concentrations correlated to a surface terrain distribution; aviation spectrometry instrumentation; soil samplers; the equipment and software that correlate TLD doses for transport from the Centre to the individual locations (and vice versa) in the territorial TLD network.
  • X-ray laboratory with a certificate of the National Centre for Metrology and the Authorization Sheet received from the UNMZ which handles the primary air kerma etalon and the exposure in a range from 10 kV to 350 kV for the energy from 0.8 to 40 fJ
  • Different meter and counter kits for the independent verification of selected parameters and for testing ionizing sources which are used in radiodiagnostics (QC kit for X-rays)
  • Different meter and counter kits for the independent verification of selected parameters and for testing ionizing sources which are used in radiotherapy (QC kit for radiotherapy)
  • Internationally accepted Rn etalon equipment and the calibration system for the comparison of Rn integral and continuous detectors
  • Special equipment for the mobile team used in radon diagnostics (the field detection system for Rn measurements and Rn source analysis in buildings)
  • Radiochemical and spectrometric laboratory for the analysis of natural nuclides in the environmental samples.
Center in Prague

Bartoškova 28

logo-mapycz.png

Branch in Hradec Kralove

Hradec Králové

logo-mapycz.png

Branch in Ostrava

PObočka Ostrava

logo-mapycz.png