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Water Sampling Technique For Radon Gas Detection

Water Sampling Equipment Requirements For the measurement technique described below, the water sample must be placed in a glass or high-density plastic wide-mouth container with a lid that provides a good seal. The container must be a minimum of 250 ml and preferably 500 ml in size. If there is more than one sampling jar, each jar must be uniquely identified. e.g., With a number. In addition, electrical tape or equivalent is required to provide additional sealing of the lid to the container. Water Sampling Location The water sample must [...]

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Measurements|0 Comments

Pylon Electronics New AB7 Radon Monitor

Pylon Electronics new AB7 Portable Radiation Monitor is our next generation laboratory-grade instrument for fast, accurate measurement of radon levels. Every bit as reliable as our previous monitors, the Pylon AB7 incorporates advanced technology and user-friendly features for enhanced performance and versatility. We understand that reliable radon detection is not a luxury - it is an absolute necessity. Every bit as reliable as our previous monitors, it incorporates advanced technology and user-friendly features for enhanced performance and versatility. Backed by over 30 years of radon and thoron detection and measurement [...]

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: Measurements|0 Comments

New Canada-Wide Radon Testing Partnership Formed

REM Teams Up with Pylon and Wescan to Provide Radon in Water Testing Services Across Canada. November 27th, 2019 - Radon Environmental Management Corp. (REM) Pylon Electronics and Wescan (a Pylon Company) are excited to announce a new partnership to provide laboratory services to test radon in water across Canada. Radon is soluble in groundwater and can be found in high concentrations in areas where the geologic radon potential is known to be elevated. When the well water enters the home, the radon will off-gas through aeration when showers, faucets [...]

By |November 27th, 2019|Categories: Measurements|0 Comments

Scintillation Cell Continuous Sampling Radon Measurements

Overview Scintillation cells are an accepted and proven technology for detecting radon in a gas (typically air) sample. Scintillation cells are used in conjunction with a monitor that includes a photon detector/amplifier and a pulse counter. The photon detector could be a photomultiplier tube (PMT), solid state detector, etc. When radon decays, it gives off an alpha particle. The interior walls of scintillation cells are coated with an alpha scintillation material such as ZnS (Ag). When an alpha particle strikes the scintillation material, the scintillation material gives off a photon [...]

By |September 8th, 2017|Categories: Measurements|0 Comments

Pylon Electronics Demonstrates Extensive Calibration Services Capabilities

Pylon is an official Service Centre for SARAD radon measuring products. Pylon Electronics is pleased and excited to announce that we are now an official Canadian Service Center for SARAD Radon measuring products. Pylon can provide traceable calibrations complete with a certificate for the Scout, Scout Plus, and Scout Home instruments. As well as providing service, Pylon is also an authorized distributor for the Scout monitors.  These instruments complement our laboratory grade Pylon AB6A series products which allows Pylon to provide you with a wide range of radon measuring instruments and options. [...]

By |August 18th, 2017|Categories: Measurements|0 Comments

Radon Chamber – Radon Sources | Pylon Electronics-Radon

When there is a requirement to provide different chamber radon concentration levels, it can be expensive to purchase and maintain a number of different sources in order to provide a range of radon concentration levels inside a radon chamber. Fortunately, there is a simple, low-cost technique that can be used to provide a wide range of radon concentrations in the chamber with only one flow through radon source. This reduces the cost of purchasing and maintaining a number of radon sources. The technique involves splitting the flow of radon gas [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: Measurements|0 Comments

Radon Gas In Groundwater | Pylon Electronics-Radon

Health risks from radon gas and the need for testing have been in the media lately. National news agencies like the CBC recently aired stories warning us about radon gas because all Canadians are at risk. When we normally hear about radon gas exposure, it’s about people being exposed to in their homes from places like the basement. But you could also be at risk from radon being released into the air from your everyday tasks that use water such as flushing the toilet, running water for baths or showers [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Categories: Measurements|0 Comments

Scintillation Cell Contamination | Pylon Electronics-Radon

Due to the nature of radon measurement, Lucas type scintillation cells are exposed to radioactive radon and radon daughters. This will contaminate the cells resulting in the possibility of compromising future measurements. The measurement life of a cell can be extended by ensuring that the cell is flushed to remove the sample in a timely manner after the sample is measured. Notwithstanding this, it is impossible to remove all of the sample so there will be always be a steady degradation of the cell's measurement capabilities. The following lists some [...]

By |August 30th, 2016|Categories: Measurements|0 Comments

Radon In Materials | Pylon Electronics-Radon

ENVIRONMENTAL RADON - RADON IN MATERIALS Radon is a colourless, odourless, radioactive gas formed from the decay of radium. It is a member of the uranium 238 decay series. Building materials such as concrete, soil, some ceramics, rock, and many everyday materials found in the indoor or outdoor environment may contain radium and uranium and act as sources of radon gas. Indoor radon can pose a health hazard and current research focuses on characterizing sources of radon, pathways into a house, and the house as a system. The task is [...]

By |August 29th, 2016|Categories: Measurements|0 Comments

Radon In Breath | Pylon Electronics-Radon

ENVIRONMENTAL RADON - RADON IN BREATH For uranium miners, inhalation over extended periods is the primary mode of intake of Ra226 into the body. Ra226 then decays to Rn222, a part of which escapes from the body without decaying. Based on experimental data, about 84% is released from the lungs, bones and soft tissues. Assuming that most of the radon escapes through the lungs, then measurement of the radon level should correlate well with the radium body burden of the miner. The body burden of typical miners ranged from 0.22 [...]

By |August 27th, 2016|Categories: About Radon|0 Comments

Outdoor Radon Measurements | Pylon Electronics-Radon

1.0 LOW LEVEL RADON - OUTDOOR AIR Radon is a colourless, odourless, chemically inert, naturally occurring, radioactive gas which is found at varying concentrations in outdoor air. It is formed by the decay of radium and is a member of the uranium-238 decay series. Uranium and radium are present at low concentrations in many soils, rocks and in materials, including building materials. Radon being a radioactive gas with a half life of 3.8 days, is able to move from its generation sites to the free atmosphere, where it is transported [...]

By |August 25th, 2016|Categories: About Radon|0 Comments
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