The Model 971 Food-SSAFE Kit by Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC) offers customers a faster, more cost effective alternative to HPGe counting of food and water samples. New processors and shielded detectors combine for state of the art performance in a budget-conscious analysis system. The spectroscopic data is analyzed by the system in real time, providing nuclear contamination information for immediate disposition. Processes may be automated for even greater throughput. An optional CeBr detector (Model 971-1N1C) gives medium resolution spectroscopic back-up data for mission critical applications.
The system fits conveniently into a large hard case and includes the detector, shielding, containers, MCA and computer system. The included software package includes a comprehensive utility for wide range of sample materials. The flexible system can accommodate liquids and solids and can be modified in the field with limited technical support. Analyzing radiation in foods such as milk, meat, fish, grains and fruits can be accomplished with the included plastic beakers. Soil, water, fertilizer and other materials can also be analyzed. Results are presented in Bq/l or Bq/kg depending on the geometry used.