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 detectors and the electronics are housed in a specifically designed trolley-mounted mechanical structure. If necessary, each detector can be removed from the support structure to be employed remotely, up to 20 meters. An alarm column is mounted on the top of the mobile station, providing luminous and acoustic warning signals related to the status of the monitoring station.

High-pressure ionisation chambers of the ICP series are designed for gamma dose rate environmental area monitoring. All models are equipped with state-of-the-art high voltage supplier and electrometer boards. A special electrometer model is available for measuring very intense pulsed radiation fields, such as those generated by synchrotrons and other pulsed accelerators (-PF versions). 

The environmental monitoring unit LUPIN 5401 BF3-NP is an extended-range rem counter designed for neutron dose rate environmental area monitoring, with excellent performance for detection in pulsed neutron fields, as the detector is not affected by dead time effects common of all commercial detectors.

The detectors are connected via external cables to a local acquisition and control unit, which is composed by a standard 19” electronics rack equipped with two dedicated SATURN I 5700 RTM rate meter units. Each rate meter is equipped with a display, 3 function keys with status LEDs, and a plug for external keyboard. The operator can visualise the dose rate measurement on the displays. Interaction with the system occurs through the function keys on the front panels (basic functions) and an external keyboard (advanced functions, such as operational parameters setting). SATURN 5702 can be connected to a remote host PC with a data management software (5700 sMON) through ETH or RS485/422 connection.

Additional Info

  • Main features:
    • Trolley-mounted gamma and neutron monitoring station
    • Gamma detector: high pressure ionization chamber ICP series
    • Neutron detector: extended-range rem counter LUPIN 5401 BF3-NP
    • Removable detectors for remote measurements (up to 20 m)
    • Local dedicated displays for data visualisation
    • Alarm column for status visualisation
    • Independent relays available for interlock operations: good functioning, pre-alarm and alarm outputs
    • Networkable in a radiation monitoring system
    • Modular electronic boards that can be employed for different probes 
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