By Steve Frey
Photo by Quang Le
The Luxel Dosimeter
Starting with the fourth quarter of this calendar year, we
will be replacing our current DOE-accredited Panasonic personal dosimeters
with the latest technological advance in the field: the Luxel.
This new dosimeter is a laser-based technology that offers
important new and unique features making it even better than the
Panasonic. It produces dose readouts in three dimensions, allowing a far
clearer understanding about the radiation that produced the dose.
The Luxel can also be re-read up to 50 times which allows
each reading to be thoroughly rechecked if necessary to confirm accuracy
and reliability. It is also more accurate and lightweight than the
Panasonic. The Luxel is much more rugged and durable as well, being
impervious to water and environmental heat.
The Luxel doesnít need any special care by you other than
donít crush it, pierce it, or otherwise try to open it. Its versatile
color coding options permit instant determination of what type of worker
is wearing it, and whether the dosimeter worn is current for any wear
The Luxel provides a permanent record of oneís radiation
dose for that wear period. Equipped with the CR39 neutron detector, it
also provides a better and permanent neutron dose record than possible
with the Panasonic. And it is cheaper to use.
We are excited to bring the Luxel to you, and are
confident that you will like it. But we cannot utilize the great
capabilities of the Luxel if it is not returned to us at the end of each
wear period. Please remember to turn it in.
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