Saint-Gobain Crystals develops detection solutions for a variety of industrial applications, including monitoring of nuclear radiation, process analysis and gauging. Solutions are custom engineered to meet critical operation and performance requirements for each application.
A variety of materials and designs can be provided to monitor NORM and TENORM. This includes scintillating plastic, large NaI(Tl) detectors used for aerial survey, standard NaI(Tl) or BrilLanCeTM detector to monitor radiactivity level in contaminated areas.
A variety of products and designs can be provided to monitor the presence of radiation and possible risk for people and work places. This includes gamma detectors such as whole body counters capable of measuring low level activity, alpha beta detectors to monitor surface contamination and gas filled detectors.
Saint Gobain provides a large variety of detectors used by the Nuclear Industry to build specific systems such as active and passive counters to monitor U/Pu enrichment process and gamma and particle detectors to monitor radioactive waste management phases. Detectors are designed to meet challenging requirements.
Large NaI(Tl), CsI(Na) or plastic scintillators are the typical detection solutions used in scrap steel portal monitors to detect or identify radioactive pollution or lost sources in metallic scraps before recycling. Packaged crystals of rectangular or cylindrical shape are provided with the option to include the photomultiplier, the first stage of electronics and the MCA.
For in-line analyzers using neutron activation techniques, Saint-Gobain provides a variety of scintillators (including NaI(Tl), BGO and LaBr3) and configurations to meet the performance and environmental requirements. Scintillating plastic bars and fibers, NaI(Tl) and gas filled detectors are typically used in gamma detection systems for measuring density, thickness or level.