EN ISO 29661:2017

Reference radiation fields for radiation protection - Definitions and fundamental concepts (ISO 29661:2012, including Amd 1:2015)

Publication date:   May 17, 2018

General information

60.60 Standard published   Oct 18, 2017


CEN/TC 430 Nuclear energy, nuclear technologies, and radiological protection

European Norm

13.280   Radiation protection



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ISO 29661:2012 defines terms and fundamental concepts for the calibration of dosemeters and equipment used for the radiation protection dosimetry of external radiation -- in particular, for beta, neutron and photon radiation. It defines the measurement quantities for radiation protection dosemeters and doserate meters and gives recommendations for establishing these quantities. For individual monitoring, it covers whole body and extremity dosemeters (including those for the skin and the eye lens), and for area monitoring, portable and installed dosemeters. Guidelines are given for the calibration of dosemeters and doserate meters used for individual and area monitoring in reference radiation fields. Recommendations are made for the position of the reference point and the phantom to be used for personal dosemeters.
ISO 29661:2012 also deals with the determination of the response as a function of radiation quality and angle of radiation incidence.
ISO 29661:2012 is intended to be used by calibration laboratories and manufacturers.

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EN ISO 29661:2017
60.60 Standard published
Oct 18, 2017


Adopted from ISO 29661:2012 IDENTICAL

Adopted from ISO 29661:2012/Amd 1:2015 IDENTICAL