The hand-foot-clothes monitor VITRUVIUS 8220 is an instrument specifically designed for checking gamma contamination on the body of workers operating in areas where it’s possible to come into contact with radioactive material.

In particular, VITRUVIUS 8220 monitor performs the measurement of gamma contamination of hands, feet and clothes of the operator. 

The contamination is measured by means of plastic scintillator detectors, located at hands/feet positions and coupled to photomultipliers and related amplification electronics for signal conditioning. The detector at the right hand position can be detached from the cabinet in order to measure clothes in a close counting geometry.

A possible contamination is indicated both visually and acoustically by the software application that manages the monitor.

A pre-recorded voice guides the operator through all the measurement procedure, giving also warning messages should an anomaly or an alarm occur.

The operator interacts with the monitor through control / management panels and virtual self-explaining buttons.

Additional Info

  • Main features:
    • Four plastic scintillator detectors for high sensitivity measurements of gamma contamination
    • Pre-recorded voice messages
    • Detachable probe for clothes monitoring
    • MDA: 0.3 Bq/cm2 for 60Co in 10 s; 0.4 Bq/cmfor 137Cs in 10 s
    • Stainless steel cabinet for easy decontamination
    • Management and visualization software
    • Automatic background subtraction with background follower
    • User defined alarm thesholds
    • Audible and visual alarm annunciation
    • Colour LCD graphic display 6.4”
    • External keyboard for system set-up
    • Ethernet interface