Environmental monitoring systems


This category includes all the available environmental monitoring systems up to date. These systems are composed by different active probes connected to a centralised monitoring unit. The number and the type of the probes can be freely chosen to match the different needs of each application.

Depending on the environment of use, they can be divided in:

  • Systems for indoor use (PITAGORA 5700 and SATURN I 5702 GN PNP)
  • System for outdoor use (CPMON 5303)
  • Systems for specific use in nuclear power plants (CMS)

The monitoring systems are usually employed in research centres, hospitals, nuclear power plants and radioactive waste storage sites and in all applications where there is a need of active radiation monitoring of several components of the stray radiation field contemporaneously in a centralised way. The category also includes the 5700 sMON visualisation and processing software used for managing the signals generated by the probes in the monitoring system, and the ZB-TC transceiver accessory to communicate data via wireless ZigBee/Bluetooth communication.

SATURN 5702 is a mobile station equipped with two detectors for gamma and neutron ambient dose equivalent, H*(10), rate monitoring. The detectors are standard stand-alone instruments:

  • Ion chamber-based gamma detector: ICP series (ICP, ICP-T, ICP-PF or ICP-T-PF)
  • BF3-based neutron detector: LUPIN 5401 BF3-NP

The software 5700 sMON is a complete, remote software package for real time control, display and management of an entire monitoring network, utilising serial (RS485 or RS422) or Ethernet connections.

The monitoring system CPMON 5303 is composed by a network of cabin stations, each equipped with a gamma monitor, a power supply system, an air sampler, and communication electronics.

The cabins are linked with a central visualization/management station (host PC) through a radio connection.

The cabin's equipment can be changed if needed, in particular the power supply system; however, the main components are the same as here described.

The ZB-TC module is a ZigBee (WiFi) transceiver that can be used (in a pair) to communicate data from a probe to its reading unit.

The PITAGORA environmental monitoring system is a modular and flexible system, consisting of wall mountable equipment, specifically designed to detect area and air radioactivity.

The system allows both dose-rate monitoring of gamma/neutron fields (Area monitoring) and activity measurements of air contamination (Air and/or Stack monitoring).