It is a legal requirement that detectors are 'wipe tested' to detect radioactive contamination of the surface at intervals between one and three years depending on local regulations
Electron capture detectors contain a radioactive source and so
are controlled by legislation.
Cambridge Scientific Instruments
(CSI) is licensed to provide a range of services designed to help
users of these devices remain within the law.
It is a legal
requirement that detectors are 'wipe tested' to detect
radioactive contamination of the surface at intervals between one
and three years depending on local regulations.
CSI supply a
convenient wipe test kit containing sufficient materials to test
up to three detectors.
The test samples are then sent to CSI for
analysis and report.
ECDs can be contaminated by
'dirty' samples and require cleaning.
Because of the
radioactive source, it is a legal requirement that this is
carried out by suitably qualified personnel in a registered
CSI can clean, refurbish and performance test
detectors from most leading GC manufacturers.
The fact that a
detector is no longer used does not mean that it escapes the
regulations and can be put in a cupboard and forgotten.
dispose of detectors that are no longer required safely,
efficiently and above all legally, providing all the
documentation required by the regulatory authorities.
provides these services to a number of European-based instrument
suppliers as well as to GC users.