ISO 21909-1:2015

Passive neutron dosimetry systems — Part 1: Performance and test requirements for personal dosimetry

Publication date:   Nov 30, 2015

95.99 Withdrawal of Standard   Dec 3, 2021

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95.99 Withdrawal of Standard   Dec 3, 2021


ISO/TC 85/SC 2 Radiological protection

International Standard

13.280   Radiation protection



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ISO 21909-1:2015 provides performance and test requirements for determining the acceptability of neutron dosimetry systems to be used for the measurement of personal dose equivalent, Hp(10), for neutrons ranging in energy from thermal to 20 MeV[1]. No distinction between the different techniques available in the market place is made in the description of the tests. Only generic distinctions, as disposable or reusable dosemeters for instance, are considered. This part of ISO 21909 gives information for extremity dosimetry, based on recommendations given by ICRU Report 66 in Annex A.

[1] This maximal limit of the energy range is only an order of magnitude. The reference radiation fields used for the performance tests are those defined in ISO 8529-1. This means that the maximal energies could only be 14,8 MeV or 19 MeV. The present standard gives performance requirements to 14,8 MeV which is the typical neutron energy encountered for fusion. For fission spectra, the highest energies are around 20 MeV but the contribution to dose equivalent coming from neutrons with energy higher than 14,8 MeV is negligible.

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ISO 21909:2005

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ISO 21909-1:2015
95.99 Withdrawal of Standard
Dec 3, 2021


ISO 21909-1:2021