Radiation protection made easy
Radiation protection for devices with X-ray tubes
XRF spectrometers of the Niton brand operate with an X-ray tube. They are subject to approval in accordance with § 12 Para. 1 No. 4 of the Radiation Protection Act. Therefore, you may not use the device until your company has a valid permit. The handling of the approval procedure is a matter for the federal states and is therefore regulated differently in each federal state. In order to obtain the permit, you must appoint a competent radiation protection officer in any case. This person must have completed a general radiation protection course (specialist qualification group R2.2) and demonstrate the equipment-specific expertise.
Our partner company Servantech GmbH specializes in providing expert knowledge on all aspects of radiation protection and licensing procedures in Germany and will be happy to assist.
Radiation protection for devices with laser
Raman spectrometers and LIBS spectrometers use lasers. They, too, must be operated properly. Companies that operate laser equipment need a laser protection officer. The relevant knowledge can be acquired by attending a German-language laser safety course offered by the analyticon akademie.