Radiation Alert® Ranger
The Radiation Alert Ranger® offers maximum performance in a lightweight, rugged nuclear radiation detector for surveying at the facility or in the field. Though designed with industrial environments in mind, it still has all of the features you’ve come to love in the lab. The Radiation Alert Ranger® is a small, handheld, digital survey meter that offers excellent sensitivity to low levels of alpha, beta, gamma, and x-rays.
This model has built in efficiencies for common isotopes to calculate activity in Bq and DPM. This Ranger radiation detector also has a backlit digital display, a red count light, and a beeper that sounds with each count detected. Other features include selectable alert levels, an adjustable timer, and an optional wipe test plate for swipes. Internal memory and the free Observer USB Software allow you to download your data, and set computer alarms.With the Free Radiation Alert® Observer BLE app from the Google App Store, you can display the readings from your detectoron your android device, label sample readings and descriptions, take timed counts, append GPS data and send your saved survey file. Alarms set on the instrument will also activate on your android device.
The Free Observer USB software (Windows® only) reads in Total Counts, CPM, µR/hr, mR/hr, CPS, µSv/hr, and has the ability to collect and log data, set alarms, set timed counts, set the calibration date and settings, and generate reports.
Applications & Uses: Surveying for NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) contamination, Gross wipe counting, Contamination surveys of packages, equipment, people, etc., Regulatory inspections, Scrap Metal Screening, Low energy radionuclide detection
Internal Halogen-quenched, uncompensated GM tube with thin mica window, 1.4-2.0 mg/cm2 areal density. Effective diameter of window is 45 mm (1.77 in.).
mR/hr – .001 (1µR) to 100
CPM – 0 to 350,000
µSv/hr – .01 to 1000
CPS – 0 to 5000
Total Counts- 1 to 9,999,000 counts
Detects Alpha down to 2 MeV. Detects Beta down to .16 MeV; typical detection efficiency at 1 MeV is approx. 25%. Detects Gamma down to 10 KeV through the detector window. 3340 CPM/mR/hr (137Cs). Smallest detectable level for 125I is .02 µCi at contact.
Sulfur (35S), Strontium (90Sr/y), Cesium (137Cs), Phosphorus (32P), Carbon (14C), Iodine (131I), Cobalt (60Co), and Alpha
Graphic LCD with Backlight
Meter will hold at OVER RANGE in fields as high as 100 times the maximum reading.
This radiation detector display updates every 3 seconds. At low background levels, the update is the average for the past 30-second time period. The timed period for the average decreases as the radiation level increases.
USB for use with Free Observer USB Software for PCsBluetooth Option: Wirelessly connects the instrument with an Android mobile device for use with Free Observer BLE App
Red LED flashes with each radiation event.
Internally mounted beeper (can be switched off for silent operation)
USB Power or Two (2) AA alkaline batteries (included). Approx. 800 hrs @ background.
Reference to Cs137
Typically ±15% from factory, ±10% with NIST Source Calibration NIST Calibration Additional
Selectable Alert Settings
mR/hr .001 – 100 and CPM 1 – 350,000. Pulsating beeper sounds the alert. Adjustable alert levels are used for mR/hr / CPM, and µSv/hr / CPS. 70db @ 1m. Alarm will sound when in Timer Mode when set alarm threshold is reached.
-10° to +50°C (14° to 122°F)
10% to 70% Non-Condensing.
140 X 68 X 33 mm (5.5 X 2.7 X 1.3 in.)
291g (0.64 lbs.)
Carrying Case, Xtreme Boot, Lanyard, Stand, Batteries, Mini-USB Cable, Observer USB Software, Observer BLE Software, Certificate of Conformance
Wipe Test Plate, Swipes, Water Resistance Case, NIST Calibration
Bluetooth module available for use with Observer BLE APP and Rad Responder
1 year limited warranty