|Depending on installation needs, the detector can be installed in the same mechanical module of the ratemeter, or alternatively in a separate one; an alarm module can be added to either of the previously mentioned configurations.
The unit continuously acquires data coming from the detector, processes them and compares results with user defined internally stored threshold parameters.
Possible failure, alarm or prealarm conditions are signalled by means of acoustic, luminous devices and relays. Two user selected measurements can be displayed at the same time on the ratemeter screen, including: istantaneous or average countrate, doserate, activity concentration; counts, dose or activity integrated values.
Measurements, alarm/prealarm thresholds and operating parameters are stored into an internal, non-volatile memory.
|Thresholds and parameters can be set up by the user by entering a security password that protects the setting menu. Security codes and parameter values can be entered by means of an external keyboard, connectable to the unit when needed.
The monitor, or a system of monitors, can be controlled by a host PC through an Ethernet network (or RS485 for long distances). 5700 sMON, the PC control software, is a remote management Windows application with a synoptic diagram that displays in real time the data processed by the monitor and its operating condition and stores all information to disk archives. Some system parameters and alarm/prealarm thesholds can be changed remotely upon password authorization. Alternatively to 5700 sMON, an utility application is available to allow downloading of the SATURN II internal data archives to the computer.
SATURN II is a modular unit designed to be wall mounted, by means of its supporting lugs, and its layout has been studied to deliver functionality and quality design.
The SATURN II monitoring unit’s main component is a compact ratemeter designed for managing and processing signals from the connected area monitoring detector.
- Data display on alphanumeric LCD screen
- Continuous detector data management
- Maintains internally stored archives of acquired data
- Supports several probe types
- Luminous and acoustic signalling of good operation, alarm and prealarm conditions
- Interfaces available for data communications: Ethernet, serial RS232, RS485 (or 422) for long distances (max 1 km),
- External keyboard for parameter settings
- Wall mounting
- Luminous and acoustic beacon available for remote alarm repetition