Spectroscopic Radiation Monitor increases screening efficiency.

Press Release Summary:

Used for primary radiation screening of trucks, vehicles, containers, trains, and air cargo, Detective-SPM-16 incorporates large area high purity germanium (HPGe) and non He-3 neutron detectors. Functionality helps detect and identify nuclear threats while minimizing nuisance alarms at Ports of Entry. Auto-calibration and auto-alarm features, as well as design that is environmentally hardened towards low and high temperature operation, help minimize maintenance over life of system.

Original Press Release:

Ortec Launches the Detective-SPM-16

High Resolution Spectroscopic Radiation Portal Monitor

Oak Ridge, TN — The ORTEC Products Group of AMETEK Advanced Measurement Technologyannouncesthe Detective-SPM-16 Spectroscopic Portal Monitor, developed for primary radiation screening of trucks, vehicles, containers, trains and air cargo applications.

Developed from ORTEC high purity germanium (HPGe) detector core technology, the Detective-SPM-16 is designed to provide users with a high level of detection and identification of nuclear threats while at the same time minimizing nuisance alarms that are the basis for high overhead cost at Ports of Entry.

“The new Detective-SPM portal monitoring system is a reliable and heavily tested solution that detects, identifies, and locates the lowest quantityof special nuclear material in a stream of commerce.” says Frank Vorwald, ORTEC Vice President and Business Unit manager. “The system’s superior low false alarm rate and high throughput capability is a significant improvement for port operators and security organizations burdened with excessive secondary screenings, and costly waiting times for drivers, vendors, and shipping companies”

The Detective-SPM incorporates large area HPGe and non He-3 neutron detectors which provides extensive improvements in nuclear threat identification performance over other forms of radiation detectors.  Features such as Auto-Calibration, Auto-Alarm, Low Maintenance, and environmentally hardened for low and high temperature operation, provide operators a new opportunity to lower maintenance and operational expense over the life of the system.

For more information on the Detective-SPM, download the brochure.

ORTEC has more than 50 years of experience in the design and manufacture of highly sensitive radiation detectors used by government and industrial laboratories, nuclear facilities and medical research and in nuclear safeguards. ORTEC is the leading supplier of high-resolution HPGe-based radiation identifiers.

For more information, contact ORTEC Products Group, 801 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN37831-0895.  Telephone: 865-482-4411, Toll free: 800-251-9750. Fax: 865-483-0396. Website: www.ortec-online.com

AMETEK’s ORTEC Products Group is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of $3.5 billion.


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