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Instruction Manual

Neutron survey meter

Model: NSN31043-YYYYA-S

Issued: 2011-01
Revised: 2011-10

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FORWARD

Thank you for buying Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. Neutron Survey Meter. This manual explains operation, the
functions and the parts of the survey meter. Please read the manual carefully to ensure correct operation
before use. In the malfunction of the product, contact us with detailed information such as the detailed device
status, problem, model and product serial number. If possible, enclose picture or diagram to facilitate speedy
response.

Please consult up before conducting repairs. Failure to do so may result in customer taking responsibility for
any malfunction caused.

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PRECAUTIONS

Read the following handling precautions to ensure that you use the product safely and avoid injury or
damages. Read this User’s Manual carefully to understand all the precautions before using the product.

Measures of Precaution
⋅ The survey meter is a precision instrument; do not drop it or subject it to impact.
⋅ Keep the survey meter in a plastic bag for protection when use in an environment
where chemical fumes, splashes/steam, full of dust and wastes are present.
⋅ Handle the survey meter with a clean, dry hand. If becomes tainted, clean it with
dry cloth.
⋅ Avoid using in an environment with high frequency noise. Pay attention when
using near the following devices:
1. Mobile phone
2. PHS
3. High power transceiver, or similar goods
4. Microwave ovens
5. Radars
6. Welding machines
Caution 7. Any other spark discharging or high intensity radio wave emitting devices
(Especially keep the survey meter at least 50cm away from PHS or
mobile phones)
⋅ When the battery level is critically low, immediately replace with new batteries.
⋅ Prior to disposal of the used AA alkaline batteries, protect exposed terminals with
insulating tape following your country’s directions to prevent shorting that might
cause possible heating, rupture, or burning. Otherwise, injury or fire might result.
⋅ Do not throw the survey meter or batteries into a fire. Do not disassemble them.
⋅ In the case of retirement of this survey meter, please contact our sales
representative or agency.

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Contains of hazardous chemical materials
No hazardous materials (or parts including hazardous chemical materials) and dangerous materials (or parts
including dangerous materials) is in this survey meter.
If you have any questions, please contact our sales representative or agency.

Contains of flammable
Caution
Combustibility gas is included in the detector of this survey meter.
Avoid using near fire.
Do not throw the survey meter into a fire.
Avoid the hard impact to the survey meter.
Do not drop the survey meter. Otherwise, the detector might be damaged and internal flammable
gas might cause fire or explosion.
If you have any questions, please contact our sales representative or agency.

Disposal of product

When disposing this product, dispose it as an industrial waste.


Regarding the disposal of this product, please follow the waste disposal instructions of your
country.
If you have any questions, contact our agency.

Accessories
The followings are included in this product. Please confirm.
⋅ Instruction Manual (this document) ……1
⋅ Test report ……1
⋅ AA alkaline batteries ……6
⋅ Shoulder belt ……1

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Contents
1. General ...................................................................................................................................................6
2. Configuration...........................................................................................................................................6
3. Each Component and Functions ......................................................................................................7
3.1 Parts name of main body ................................................................................................. 7
3.2 Parts name of display unit .............................................................................................. 10
3.3 Items on the display ....................................................................................................... 12
3.3.1 indication of dose rate .............................................................................................. 12
3.3.2 Indication of dose..................................................................................................... 14
3.3.3 Indication of USB communication with PC ............................................................... 15
4. Operation .............................................................................................................................................16
4.1 Dose rate measurement and time constant setting ........................................................ 17
4.2 Dose measurement........................................................................................................ 18
4.3 Time setting for dose measurement ............................................................................... 18
4.4 Setting for power-saving mode....................................................................................... 18
4.5 Brightness control of display .......................................................................................... 19
4.6 Buzzer (monitor sound) ON / OFF setting...................................................................... 19
4.7 Trend data measurement interval setting ....................................................................... 19
4.8 Date & time setting......................................................................................................... 20
4.9 Copy of trend data.......................................................................................................... 20
5. Maintenance ........................................................................................................................................21
5.1 Maintenance and replacement parts .............................................................................. 21
5.2 Maintenance parts list .................................................................................................... 22
5.3 Battery replacement ....................................................................................................... 23
6. Time Constant Table ..........................................................................................................................24
7. Troubleshooting table list ................................................................................................................25
8. Appendix A ..........................................................................................................................................27
8.1 Specifications ................................................................................................................. 27
8.2 Radiation characteristics ................................................................................................ 29
8.2.1 Relative error of indication ....................................................................................... 29
8.2.2 Energy response for neutron energy........................................................................ 30
8.2.3 Response for photon radiation ................................................................................. 31
8.2.4 Angler response ....................................................................................................... 32
9. Appendix B ..........................................................................................................................................33
9.1 Error code ...................................................................................................................... 33

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1. General

This equipment is a portable neutron survey meter to measure neutron dose rate and dose at neutron fields
in nuclear facilities or accelerator facilities, etc. Lightweight and high sensitivity have been realized by
adopting organic mixed gas counter. Measured values are displayed on the display, and neutron counting
can be monitored with beep sound and LED lighting.
For power source, “AA alkaline battery”, “commercial AC source”(optional), and “AA NiMH rechargeable
battery”(optional) are available.
With serial communication function through USB port, transmission of measurement values to commercial
PC and trend data measurement are available.

2. Configuration

This product is composed as described in the below. Please confirm before use.

Item Quantity Remarks


Survey meter 1 USB port
Instruction Manual 1 this document
Test report 1
AA alkaline battery 6
Shoulder belt 1
AC adaptor 1 12V DC
AA NiMH rechargeable battery 6 optional
Battery charger 1 optional
Maintenance software 1 including USB cable,

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3. Each Component and Functions
In this clause, parts names and functions of this equipment are described.

3.1 Parts name of main body




⑧ ⑤
Measuring
object




(2 Positions)


Fig.3-1
① Detector body

Detects neutrons. Be sure to point the direction to measuring object.

② Display

Measurement values and status are shown on the organic EL display.

Be sure to turn the survey meter OFF, when the display is detached from
detector body or attached to detector body.
Caution

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③ Operating pad

Switches various functions with the keypad. For each function, see Section 3.2
Components of display

④ Power switch

Press “ | ” down to turn ON.


Press “O ” down to turn OFF.

⑤ Battery compartment

Slide the battery cover up to open. Remove batteries and replace new ones. Make sure to
insert batteries with positive and negative terminals correctly oriented and surely close the
component. Refer to Section 5.3 Battery replacement in detail.

⋅ When replacing batteries, make sure to turn the survey meter OFF.
⋅ Insert a new battery in the compartment correctly.
⋅ Apply only AA Alkaline batteries or Ni-MH batteries.
⋅ For battery replacement, apply new batteries.
Caution ⋅ In case of AA Ni-MH battery replacement, make sure to apply fully
recharged 6 batteries.
⋅ For disposal of removed battery, follow the instructions of your country.

⑥ LED

Red LED which monitors the detection count. LED lights continuously in high dose rate
field.

⑦ External power supply connector

Connect to the AC adaptor (optional). Do not use any other external power supply.
It could result in a malfunction or heating.

Recharging has to be done using a charger. When recharging batteries, open


the battery cover (⑤ of Fig.3-1) and remove the all 6 batteries then recharge
Caution with the exclusive charger. Refer to Section 5.3 Battery replacement in detail.

⑧ Data port
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USB connector for data communication. Remove the protecting sheet before use. It
communicates with PC installed the maintenance software(option) through ordinary USB
cable(option). Do not directly touch USB connector to prevent from dirt. When not in use,
apply the protecting sheet to prevent dust or water.

⑨ Screw for tripod

Ordinary camera tripod can be fixed.

⑩ Handle

For holding the survey meter when moving.

⑪ Screw for case cap fastening

Use only for maintenance. Do not open the case without unless necessary. Malfunction
might be caused due to penetration of exogenous material or water into internal circuit.

⑫ Shoulder belt lugs


Each of lugs should be strapped with a shoulder strap (2 positions).

⑬ Shoulder belt

Used for carrying the survey meter by attaching to No. 12 shoulder belt lugs.

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3.2 Parts name of display unit

② ①



Fig.3-2
① ENT key
Pressing “ENT” key during displaying dose rate can show screen for setting values. Also, various
setting or cancel can be done with the key.

② ▲ key
Sets various setting values or sets operation status for dose measurement to START / STOP /
RESET.
For dose rate/ dose display, displayed item can be switched as the following order by pressing the
key.
“Dose rate” (initial state) “Dose”

③ ▼ key
Sets various setting values or sets operation status for dose measurement to START / STOP /
RESET.
For dose rate/ dose display, displayed item can be switched as the following order by pressing the
key.
“Dose rate” (initial state) “Dose”

④ Display

Displays measurement values or the status on the organic EL display.

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⑤ USB port

Can be connected with USB cable (option) by removing cover to connect with PC.
Maintenance software (option ) is required to communicate with PC.

⑥ Communication connector

Connected to the main detector body.

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3.3 Items on the display
3.3.1 indication of dose rate
⑦ ⑨ ④ ⑤ ⑥

Fig.3-3
① Dose rate value

Indicates dose rate.

② Unit

Displayed units are “μSv/h” or “mSv/h”.

③ Battery level
Indicates remaining battery power. Replace new batteries when low battery level is indicated. Refer
to Section 5.3 Battery replacement for how to replace batteries. Also, recharge batteries with the
exclusive charger in case of using rechargeable batteries.

④ Dose mark

Indicates that dose is under measurement. When the dose measurement is not operated, “ ” is
indicated.

⑤ Time constant

Indicates selected time constant from L, M, and S. For more detail, see Section 6 Time Constant
Table.

⑥ Buzzer mark

Indicates the count monitor sound is ON/OFF.

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⑦ Clock display

Indicates that the time is indicated on the No. 8 in the above figure.

⑧ Clock

Indicates present time (hour: min: sec).

⑨ Communication error

Indicates there is a communication error between display and detector base plate.
For details of error code, refer to Section 9.1 Error code.

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3.3.2 Indication of dose


0003600

Fig.3-4
① Dose value

Indicates dose value.

② Unit

Indicated unit are “μSv” or “mSv”.

③ Dose mark

Indicates that dose is under measurement. When the dose measurement is not operated, “||” is
indicated.

④ Remaining time

Indicates remaining time by second.

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3.3.3 Indication of USB communication with PC

Fig.3-5

① USB communication

Indicates that the display is connected to PC through USB port. (not indicated for unconnected)

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4. Operation

This chapter explains operation flows.


Function of display and operation are categorized as follows.
Note: During USB communication with PC and trend data copying to the memory in the display,
measurement (dose rate and dose) can not operate.

1) Measurement value display


Displays by switching “dose rate” and “dose”.

2) Setting value display


Time constant, buzzer sound volume, date/time, trend data storage on/off (*1), time, trend
data measurement interval, display brightness can be set.
*1 Copies the latest trend data from the main detector body into built-in memory in the
display unit.

3) Communication function
This function automatically activates when connecting to PC. Setting of calibration constant
and time, trend data storage on/off (*2) can be performed.
*2 Copies updated trend data from the main detector body into PC.
When the main detector body is turned OFF or the display unit is removed from the main
body, copies trend data recorded in built-in memory in the display unit into PC.

4) Dose control
Sets the operation status for dose measurement to START, STOP, or RESET. Dose
measurement automatically starts after at the time of startup. To STOP or RESET the
measurement, select operation items with ENT key and then press the buttons in the order
of ▲⇒▼⇒ENT. To restart, perform the same procedures.

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Start up (power switch)

PC display
Communication Measurement Setting value display 1
function value display

Time Constant
Calib. factor ENT key
Buzzer
Dose rate
Selectable with
▲ key ▲ key
Date & Time USB (EXIT)

▼ key ▼ key
connection Date & Time

Trend copy ENT key


Dose Trend copy

Settings

Dose control Setting value display 2

STOP/ Accum. time


START
Selectable with
▲ key
ENT key Trend cycle

Press ▲key twice ▼ key


▼key RESET Brightness
or

Press in order of
ENT to reset.
▲▼ Maintainance

Fig.4-1

4.1 Dose rate measurement and time constant setting

Dose rate measurement is a basic function. It can be started by turning the power on.
⋅ Enabling the CPU device to start up for 2 seconds after turning on the power. The display is
turned on when the device is ready.
⋅ Previous setting of the buzzer mode will be taken over.
⋅ To acquire a dose rate, allow the device 3 times as much as the specified time constant to read
the indication. Refer to Section 6. Time constant table.
⋅ To change time constant, press ENT key on the dose rate measurement screen then select “Time
Const.” S, M or L can be chosen with ENT key. Refer to Section 6. Time constant table.

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4.2 Dose measurement

⋅ Press ▲key or ▼key on the dose rate measurement screen to proceed to the dose screen.
⋅ To stop dose measurement, press ENT key once on the dose indication display. Check that

“STOP” is displayed at the lower left of the display and then press keys in order of ▲⇒▼⇒ENT
key to stop (temporally stop) dose measurement. To restart the dose measurement, perform the
same procedures on the “START” display after pressing ENT key.

⋅ To clear the dose value, press in order of ▲⇒▼⇒ENT key after “RESET?” is displayed on the
lower left of the display. Dose value and remaining time are reset and then time (setting value) is
displayed.

4.3 Time setting for dose measurement

⋅ Press ENT key on the dose rate measurement screen to proceed to the menu screen.

⋅ ▲ (or ▼) key and ENT key can change the setting.


⋅ Press ENT key while “Accum. time” is selected. Readings are displayed in digital 4 digits by
minute.

⋅To change time, press ▲key or ▼key to set time.

⋅ Press ENT key to select “SET” after time is set. To cancel the changing, press ▲key or ▼key
while “SET” is displayed, and then press ENT key while “CXL” is displayed.

4.4 Setting for power-saving mode

The display can be temporally turned off for no operation on the display for a certain time. (Default
setting is 5 min)
⋅ Press ENT key on the dose rate measurement screen to proceed to the menu screen.

⋅ ▲ (or ▼) key and ENT key can change the setting.

⋅ Select Backlight with ▲ (or ▼) key and press ENT key at the same time.
Setting time (3 choices as below) changes each time ENT key is pressed. means that the display

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is always turned on.
1 min Î 5 min Î

4.5 Brightness control of display

Three levels of the display brightness can be chosen. (Default setting is M)


⋅ Press ENT key on the dose rate measurement screen to proceed to the menu screen.

⋅ Select “Setting” with ▲ (or ▼) key and ENT key.

⋅ Select “Brightness” with ▲ (or ▼) key and press ENT key at the same time.
Three levels of brightness are selectable. The level (3 choices as below) on the screen can be
changed by pressing ENT key.
LÎMÎH

4.6 Buzzer (monitor sound) ON / OFF setting

The beep sound (ON / OFF) can be set. (Default setting is ON)
⋅ Press ENT key on the dose rate measurement screen to proceed to the menu screen.

⋅ Select “Buzzer” with ▲ (or▼) key and press ENT key at the same time.

Each time ENT key is pressed it changes as below.


ON Ù OFF
Buzzer icon will be displayed on the dose rate (or dose) indication display when “ON” is selected.

4.7 Trend data measurement interval setting

Trend data measurement interval can be set in 8 steps depending on the environment.
(Default setting is 60 sec.)

⋅ Press ENT key on the dose rate measurement screen to proceed to the menu screen.

⋅ Select “Setting” with ▲ key (or ▼ key) and ENT key.

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⋅ Press ENT key selecting “Trend cycle” with▲ key (or ▼ key) at the same time.

⋅ Setting time (8 choices as below) changes each time ENT key is pressed.
0 Î 10 Î 20 Î 30 Î 60 Î 120 Î 300 Î 600 (sec)
(default)

When 0 is selected, trend data measurement is stopped.


⋅ Press ENT key for each digit to confirm.

4.8 Date & time setting

⋅ Press ENT key on the dose rate measurement screen to proceed to the menu screen.

⋅ Select “Date & Time” with ▲ (or ▼) key and press ENT key at the same time.

⋅ The last 2 digits of the year can be set with ▲ (or ▼) key. (e.g.,) 2009 Î 09 Y

Pressing ENT key to change displayed items in the following order:


Y (Year) Î M (Month) Î D (Day) Î h (hour) Î m (minute)
Second will be set to “0” automatically.
⋅ Select “SET” and press ENT key at the same time to confirm the entered time.

Select “CXL” with ▲ (or ▼) key and press ENT key at the same time to cancel the setting.

4.9 Copy of trend data


Trend data is automatically measured and saved by display unit. The data is copied into PC.
Storage of trend data is a basic function. Trend data can be measured and stored by turning the power
on. Time interval to store trend data is set to 60 sec before delivery. It can store up to 1200 data. For
stored data over 1200, data is automatically overwritten beginning with the oldest one and a user
needs not to reset trend data. Procedure to temporally copy (back-up) the trend data into the display
unit is as follows:
⋅ Press ENT key on the dose rate measurement screen to proceed to the menu screen.

⋅ Copy starts after pressing ENT key while selecting “Trend copy” with ▲key (or ▼key).
⋅ Number of recorded trend data and copied item are displayed.

⋅ When the copy is completed, press ▲key (or ▼key) and then press ENT key after “CXL” is

indicated.

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5. Maintenance

5.1 Maintenance and replacement parts

Maintenance procedures are described in Table 5-1 Maintenance procedures and Table 5-2 Maintenance
methods. We are not responsible for repairing of your product by your self.

Table 5-1 Maintenance procedures

No Item Description

1 Storage method ⋅ Store wrapped in a plastic bag with “Power” switch OFF.
⋅ Remove all batteries.

2 Storage Temperature : -10 to +45 ℃


environment Humidity : 35% to 85% (non-condensing)
Others : Place with less dust, away from direct sunlight, with less
vibration or electromagnetic ray, not exposed to rains,
with low neutron dose rate

3 Inspection before For long storage, dust may be adhered. Check the followings:
use ⋅ Clean surface dust of power connector and display with dry cloth or soft
brush.
⋅ Insert 6 batteries in properly, turn ON/OFF “POWER” switch 2 or 3 times,
and then check indications are displayed on the display.
(Power turns OFF in 1.5 sec after turning the switch OFF.)

4 Others Do not use any adaptors other than the exclusive AC adaptor (another sales).
When using secondary batteries, fully charge the all batteries.

⋅ For charge, open the compartment and remove all 6 secondary batteries.
When using primary batteries, replace all the 6 primary batteries with new
ones.
⋅ Capacity of secondary batteries is decreased due to self-discharge.
Caution For storage more than 1 month, be sure to recharge before use.
⋅ For charge of secondary batteries, use ordinary charger.
⋅ Remove all batteries before storing, otherwise electrode might be corroded.
⋅ Do not use primary batteries and secondary batteries together.

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Table 5-2 Maintenance methods

No Item Description
1 Battery replacement For low battery voltage, replace the batteries with new ones.
(for primary battery) For battery replacement, see Section 5.3 Battery replacement.

2 Battery charge For low battery voltage, charge the batteries.


(for secondary battery) For battery charge, see Section 5.3 Battery replacement.

It depends on operation environments, however, replacement with new


secondary batteries is recommended before operation period of the batteries
exceeds one year or 400 cycles. For secondary batteries, use ordinary Ni-MH
batteries.
3 Dust removal Clean internal dust of USB terminal and signal connector with dry cloth or soft
brush. If it becomes significantly tainted, completely clean it with
ethanol-soaked gauze. Pay full attention to ventilation and fire when using
ethanol.
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4 Check of sensitivity Make the same geometrical conditions using checking source such as Cf
and soundness within a year and then relatively compare with readings after delivery.

5.2 Maintenance parts list


When replacing the maintenance parts, contact our sales representative or agency.
Fuji Electric
No Item Cycle Type Remarks
Number
Made by MAXELL
1 Button battery 5 year 79210N8 CR2032
Battery back up for RTC IC

2 Packing 5 year TK4J6654 Silicone rubber for moisture proof

⋅ When replacing batteries, make sure to turn the power OFF.


⋅ Insert a new batteries in the compartment correctly.
⋅ For retirement of removed batteries, follow the instructions of your country.
⋅ Be sure to fully ventilate when using ethanol. When you inhale too much vapor, it
Caution may make you sick or get an injury. Do not use fire in the vicinity. It may cause
fire disaster.
⋅ Handle a checking source carefully. Handling a checking source should be
performed by fully experienced personnel.

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5.3 Battery replacement

For battery removal or replacement, follow the following procedures.

(1) Turn OFF the power switch of main body (See ④ of Fig.3-1).

(2) Remove the battery cap of battery compartment (For location, see ⑤ of Fig. 3.1).

(3) Remove 6 batteries from compartment.


(4) Insert 6 new AA batteries (alkaline battery or Ni-MH battery) as described in the below figure.
(Do not use together primary batteries and secondary batteries.)
(5) Close the battery cap of battery compartment.

Note
Use ordinary charger for Ni-MH when charging Ni-MH battery. Note NSN3 is not directly chargeable
alone.

OFF

Fig.5-1

⋅ When replacing batteries, make sure to turn to off by power switch.


⋅⋅ Insert a new batteries in the compartment correctly.
⋅ Use only AA alkaline batteries or AA Ni-MH batteries.
⋅ Use new or full-charged batteries for all the 6 batteries replacement.
Caution For retirement of removed batteries, follow the waste processing instructions of your
country.
⋅ Do not use primary batteries and secondary batteries together.

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6. Time constant table
Measured dose rate Time constant (sec) Measurement accuracy (2σ)
[μSv/h] Short Medium Long Short Medium Long
Under 0.03 120 240 600 - - -
0.03 or over Under 0.10 10 30 90 100% 88.2% 50.9%
0.10 or over Under 0.20 10 30 90 83.7% 48.3% 27.9%
0.20 or over Under 0.50 10 30 90 59.2% 34.2% 19.7%
0.50 or over Under 1.00 7 20 60 44.7% 26.5% 15.3%
1.00 or over Under 2.00 7 20 60 31.6% 18.7% 10.8%
2.00 or over Under 3.00 3 10 30 34.2% 18.7% 10.8%
3.00 or over Under 4.00 3 10 30 27.9% 15.3% 8.8%
4.00 or over Under 5.00 3 10 30 24.2% 13.2% 7.6%
5.00 or over Under 6.00 3 10 30 21.6% 11.8% 6.8%
6.00 or over Under 7.00 3 10 30 19.7% 10.8% 6.2%
7.00 or over Under 8.00 3 10 30 18.3% 10.0% 5.8%
8.00 or over Under 9.00 3 10 30 17.1% 9.4% 5.4%
9.00 or over Under 10.00 3 10 30 16.1% 8.8% 5.1%
10.00 or over Under 20.00 3 10 30 15.3% 8.4% 4.8%
20.00 or over Under 30.00 3 10 30 10.8% 5.9% 3.4%
30.00 or over Under 40.00 3 10 30 8.8% 4.8% 2.8%
40.00 or over Under 50.00 3 10 30 7.6% 4.2% 2.4%
50.00 or over Under 60.00 2 5 15 8.4% 5.3% 3.1%
60.00 or over Under 70.00 2 5 15 7.6% 4.8% 2.8%
70.00 or over Under 80.00 2 5 15 7.1% 4.5% 2.6%
80.00 or over Under 90.00 2 5 15 6.6% 4.2% 2.4%
90.00 or over Under 100.0 2 5 15 6.2% 3.9% 2.3%
100.0 or over Under 200.0 2 5 15 5.9% 3.7% 2.2%
200.0 or over Under 300.0 2 5 15 4.2% 2.6% 1.5%
300.0 or over Under 400.0 2 5 15 3.4% 2.2% 1.2%
400.0 or over Under 500.0 2 5 15 3.0% 1.9% 1.1%
500.0 or over Under 600.0 1.5 1.5 4.5 3.1% 3.1% 1.8%
600.0 or over Under 700.0 1.5 1.5 4.5 2.8% 2.8% 1.6%
700.0 or over Under 800.0 1.5 1.5 4.5 2.6% 2.6% 1.5%
800.0 or over Under 900.0 1.5 1.5 4.5 2.4% 2.4% 1.4%
900.0 or over Under 1.00mSv/h 1.5 1.5 4.5 2.3% 2.3% 1.3%
1.00mSv/h or over Under 2.00mSv/h 1.5 1.5 4.5 2.2% 2.2% 1.2%
2.00mSv/h or over 1.5 1.5 4.5 2.2% 2.2% 1.2%

Manual setting described in Section 4.1

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7. Troubleshooting table list
If the problem continues after troubleshooting, please ask our sales representative or agency.
When sending the product back to us, put in a big box with sufficient amounts of packaging materials and
the sign of “Precision Equipments”, etc on the box. Also, the detailed status and problem would be
highly appreciated.
Note: This Troubleshooting Table is only applicable to malfunctions occurred during use.

Symptom Possible cause Suggested solution


No indications on (1) Defective battery connection (1) and (2) Check the proper contacts in the
display (2) Poor connection of battery or battery compartment and if there is no
AC adaptor with electrode of exogenous material in the battery case.
survey meter (3) Charge more than 15 hours with the charger.
(3) Weak battery (for secondary (4) Please ask our sales representative or
battery) agency.
(4) Power switch malfunction or IC
malfunction
Garbled characters on (1) Defective battery contacts (1) Check the proper contacts in the battery
display compartment and if there is no exogenous
material in the battery case.
(2) Power switch malfunction or IC (2) Please ask our sales representative or
malfunction agency.

No recovery from (1) Power switch malfunction or IC (1) Please ask our sales representative or
power-saving mode malfunction agency.
even when ▲key or ▼
key is pressed.
(Display dose not light
again)
Dose error (1) Display malfunction (1), (2)and(3) Please ask our sales
Displayed dose (garbled, etc) representative or agency.
rate/dose is too high (2) IC malfunction
Displayed dose (3) Counter failure (4) Calibration is required. Please ask our sales
rate/dose is too low (4) Calibration constant trouble representative or agency how to calibrate.
(continue)

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Symptom Possible cause Suggested solution
(contd.)
No monitor sound (Assuming the indication of dose, (1) and (2) Please ask our sales representative
or etc. is normal) or agency.
too little sound (1) Defective connection of buzzer
lead wire
(2) Buzzer or IC malfunction
Operation time less than (1) Degradation/ exhaustion of (1) Rechargeable batteries are consumables.
12 hours or rechargeable battery They may have been used more than a year
frequent detection of low (2) Alkaline batteries are not used or 400 cycles. For rechargeable batteries, use
voltage for primary batteries. ordinary AA type Ni-MH batteries.
(3) Increase in abnormal current (2) Replace with new alkaline batteries (AA type).
(4) IC malfunction For battery replacement, see “5.3 Battery
replacement”.
(3) Check the proper contacts in the battery
compartment and if there is no exogenous
material in the battery case.
(4) Please ask our sales representative or
agency.
No power supply with (1) Defective connection of AC (1) Clean the contact point of AC adaptor and
AC adaptor adaptor with electrode of electrode of survey meter with soft cloth. Also,
survey meter check if there is no exogenous material in the
(2) Diode malfunction of external battery case.
power supply circuit (2) Please ask our sales representative or
agency.
Communication with (1) Communication distance is too (1) Set the distance between the survey meter
USB cable is unable far and PC to within 1 m.
or (2) Communication port is dirty (2) Clean USB connector with dry cloth or soft
loss of communication (3) IC circuit parts malfunction brush.
(3) Please ask our sales representative or
agency.

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8. Appendix A
8.1 Specifications

No. Item Specification


1 Radiation detected Neutron
(excluding pulse-type neutron measurement)
2 Energy range 0.025 eV to 15 MeV
3 Detector Organic mixed gas counter (including flammable gas)
4 Moderator Not applicable
5 Neutron sensitivity 0.35 s-1/μ Sv h-1 ± (20+U)%
(with 252Cf, neutron conversion constant H*(10) of ICRP74)
U: Uncertainty of reference source
6 1 cm dose rate 5 decades
Effective measurement range 1 μSv h-1 to 99.99 mSv h-1
7 1 cm dose 5 decades
Effective measurement range 0.1 μSv to 99.99 mSv
8 Measurement accuracy
±20 % or less at 10μSv h-1
(for dose rate)
9 Measurement accuracy
±20 % or less at 1μSv
(for dose)
10 Energy dependency Compliance with response curve of ICRP74 H*(10)
11 Angular dependence ±25 % (0 〫. to ±90 〫., 252Cf or Am-Be)
12 Dose rate characteristic ±20 % (ref. 10 μSv h-1)
13 Gamma ray sensitivity Up to 10 mSv h-1: 1 % or less for 137Cs
14 Time constant switching Selectable from “Long” “Medium” “Short” (manual)
Time constant is automatically selected depending on dose rate.
(For the details, refer to clause 7.)
15 Measurement range switching Automatic switching (μSv h-1 Ù mSv h-1 )
16 Display Organic Electroluminescence Display (NHV1)
17 Dose indication Digital indication with maximum 5 decades
Dose rate : 0.00 to 999.99 μSv h-1
1.00 to 99.99 mSv h-1
Dose : 0.00 to 999.99 μSv
1.00 to 99.99 mSv
18 Preset time for dose Settable from 1 to 9999 min in steps of 1 min.
measurement

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No. Item Specification
Trend data function ・ Stored data: up to 1200 items
・ Trend data measurement interval: 10 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec, 60
sec, 120 sec, 300 sec, 600 sec are available.
(default: 60 sec)
19
・Page No., measurement date and time, storing interval, dose rate,
accumulated dose, battery voltage
(For the change of storing time interval and the readout of trend
data, exclusive maintenance software(optional) is required.)
20 PC connection Serial data communication using USB port
21 Power source (1) AA alkaline battery Qty.: 6
(2) AA Ni-MH rechargeable battery(option) Qty.: 6
(3) AC adaptor (option)
22 Monitor beep ON / OFF
23 Check functions (1) Battery level indication when low battery voltage is detected
AC adaptor
Ample charge
Low charge
Battery level very low
(Charge the battery in 30 min.)
(2) when high dose rate is detected blink 9.99
24 Battery life 12 hr or more
25 Operating temperature -10 to + 45 ℃
26 Operating humidity 35 % to 90 % (non-condensing)
27 Power consumption Typ. 100 mA
28 Size W 150 mm x H 250 mm x L 300 mm
29 Mass 2 kg approx.
30 Warranty period 1 year from purchase date
31 Accessories ・Instruction Manual (this document )……1
・Test report ……1
・AA alkaline battery …… 6
・Shoulder belt …… 1
32 Option (Another sales) Please ask our sales representative or agency for the details.

・AC adaptor (100 to 240V AC, 12V DC) GF12-US1210


・AA Secondary battery TK7P0018P1
・Charger for secondary batteries TK7P0017P1
・Maintenance software (including USB cable)

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8.2 Radiation characteristics
8.2.1 Relative error of indication
8.2.1.1 Dose rate
40
Time constant = S
Relative response of dose rate [ % ]

30 Time constant = L

20

10

-10

-20

-30

-40
0.01 0.1
0.1 11 1010 100
100 1000
1000 10000
10000 100000 1000000
100000 1000000
[μSv h ] ]
-1-1
Dose equivalent
Dose equivalent rate [mSvh
-1
rate [μSv/h ]

Note) using electrical pulse Fig.8-1


8.2.1.2 Dose
40
Relative response of accumulate dose [%]

30

20

10

-10

-20

-30

-40
0.01 0.1
0.1 11 10
10 100
100 1000 10000
10000 100000
100000 1000000
1000000
Accumulate equivalent [μSv]
dose [μSv]
Dose equivalent

Note) using electrical pulse Fig.8-2

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8.2.2 Energy response for neutron energy
8.2.2.1. Continuous energy neutron sources
Organization and facility of evaluation: Facility of Radiation Standard (FRS) of Japan Atomic
Energy Agency (JAEA) in Japan.
252 241
Neutron sources: Cf (2.13 MeV), Am-Be (4.16 MeV), thermal neutrons generated from
252
graphite pile loading an Cf source (0.025 eV), D2O- moderated neutrons
252 241
of Cf source (550 keV), and concrete-moderated neutrons of Am-Be
source (580 keV, 1.5 Mev, 2.6 MeV).

2.0
Thermal neutron field
1.8 Heavy water moderated field
Relative response (Ref:252Cf)

Concrete moderated field


1.6
252Cf
1.4 241Am-Be
1.2 5MeV
14.8MeV
1.0
0.8
0.6
0.4
0.2
0.0
0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0
14.8MeV
Spectrum Average Neutron Energy [MeV]

Fig.8-3

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8.2.2.2. Monoenergetic neutron sources
Organization and facility of evaluation:
1. Facility of Radiation Standard (FRS) of Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) in Japan.
2. Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan.
3. Fast neutron laboratory of Tohoku University in Japan.
Simulation calculation: Particle and Heavy Ion Transport code System (PHITS code)

1.0E+01

1.0E+00
[Ref: 252Cf]
相対レスポンス(基準:252Cf)

1.0E-01
Relative response

1.0E-02

1.0E-03

PHITS code
計算結果(PHITSコード)

1.0E-04
1.0E-08 1.0E-06 1.0E-04 1.0E-02 1.0E+00 1.0E+02

スペクトル平均中性子エネルギー[MeV]
Fluence-average neutron energy [MeV]

Fig.8-4

8.2.3 Response for photon radiation

Gamma-ray (137Cs)
Indication Response
Reference dose rate
[mSv/h] [%]
[mSv/h]
1 0.00005 0.005
10 0.00070 0.007

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8.2.4 Angler response
8.2.4.1. Horizontal


left15° 75% right15°
left30° right30°
50%
left45° 25% right45°

left60°
0% right60°
-25%
left75° -50% right75°
-75%
left90° -100% right90°

left105° right105°

left120° right120°

left135° right135°
left150° right150°
left165° right165°
180°

Fig.8-5

8.2.4.2. Vertical

up90°
up75° 75% up105°
up60° up120°
50%
up45° 25% up135°

up30°
0% up150°
-25%
up15° -50% up165°
-75%
0° -100% 180°

down15° down165°

downe30° down150°

down45° down135°

downy60° down120°
down75° down105°
down90°

Fig.8-6

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9. Appendix B

9.1 Error code


Error code when communication failure is detected is as below:

**
(Upper) (Lower)

Upper : Error detection device number Lower : Error code


0 : PC 0 : RAS failure when start-up
1 : NHV1 (Display) 1 : BCC failure
2 : NSN3 (Detector) 2 : Communication failure
Overrun error
Framing error
Parity error
3 : Sequence number failure
4 : BYTE failure of received data
5 : Format failure
6 : Time out error of received data
7 : Received multi-request signal
8 : Power supply failure
9 : EEPROM failure

RAS: Reliability, Availability, Serviceability


BCC: Binary Code Check
EEPROM: Electrically-Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory

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