Calibration

ARPANSA provides calibration services for instruments used to measure radiation in various commercial, medical and public sector applications.

Medical and Non-Medical X-ray Equipment

ARPANSA tests X-ray equipment for compliance with most protocols such as Australian Standards, ARPANSA codes and safety guides and state requirements. We also evaluate X-ray equipment for safety and effectiveness and assess the attenuation properties of shielding materials (eg lead loaded plastic and glass sheeting, protective aprons, gloves and lead glasses) to Australian Standards requirements. Contact our Diagnostic Imaging & Nuclear Medicine for assistance.

Radon Measuring Equipment

ARPANSA maintains a radon chamber for calibration of radon monitoring equipment used in uranium mines. Contact our Monitoring and Emergency Response Section for assistance.

A handheld meter used to measure radiation.

Calibrations of diagnostic and protection level equipment.

A confident female scientist stands in the centre of a room designed to reduce echoes. The scientist adjusts equipment that will be calibrated.

We calibrate radiofrequency (RF) hazard meters, gauss meters and personal RF hazard meters.

A male scientist leans forward with his left hand to adjust a  phantom used in calibrations of radiotherapy equipment.

ARPANSA provides calibrations of therapy dosemeters at 60Co and various orthovoltage X-ray qualities. These calibrations can are suitable for use in conjunction with a Code of Practice to measure the absorbed dose to water in a radiotherapy beam.

Three ultraviolet radiation measuring monitors arranged in a row on the roof of a building, with a fourth ultraviolet radiation measuring monitor out of focus in the background.

We provide spectroradiometric analysis calibrations of detectors and light sources against National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceable standard lamps.