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Radonova´s Radtrak2 detectors receive excellent results in a Spanish radon intercomparison test

Radonova and ACPRO, one of Radonova´s distributors in Spain, have taken part in an intercomparison exercise with passive radon detectors. The Radtrak2 detectors used in the test got very good results when comparing to other detectors. ACPRO SLU has been authorized as a Technical Unit in Radiological Protection (UTPR) since 1990. The national intercomparison test was organized by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, in collaboration with the Spanish Radiation Safety Authority (CSN). For the intercomparison test, at least five detectors of the…
Darren Cottom
June 8, 2021
Measurement

Why calibration is fundamental to obtaining accurate radon measurements

In many countries, there is a requirement that a radon instrument should be calibrated once a year. This is important as many instruments lack the functionality to determine whether it is providing accurate results and working correctly. Why calibrate? Radon is a radioactive gas that is formed naturally when the uranium-238 isotope decomposes. The radon gas decays and turns into…
Darren Cottom
May 11, 2021
Measurement

How to accurately measure when conducting radon mitigation

To successfully conduct radon mitigation an accurate and reliable inspection is required to identify where radioactive radon gas is coming from. This can be achieved via a number of different radon measurement techniques. There are numerous reasons elevated radon content may be present in a building, but it mainly arises because of radon leakage from the ground and through building…
Darren Cottom
April 27, 2021
Measurement

Radonova launches new production line to increase capacity and delivery reliability

In order to meet increased demand for radon measurements, Radonova has launched a new production line in Uppsala, Sweden. Costing approximately 400,000 Euro, the new production line will enable Radonova to increase production capacity by 300 per cent. Customers will immediately benefit from higher delivery reliability and shorter delivery times. The increased requirement for radon measurement is driven by several…
Darren Cottom
April 13, 2021
Measurement

Academic world plays a crucial role in radon research and development

In such a specific sector such as radon and radon measurement, global knowledge exchange often becomes a decisive success factor. It is also one of the reasons why Radonova has chosen to take an active role in academia. When studies and experiences are shared, environments are created which are more conducive to collaboration and working more effectively to reduce the…
Darren Cottom
March 23, 2021
WorkplaceMeasurement

Personal radon dosimeters give LKAB full control over radon exposure levels

The international high-tech mining and mineral company LKAB always prioritises sustainability and safety in the workplace. This includes ensuring that the working environment does not expose staff to radon gas levels above the applicable limit values. We met LKAB's work environment technician Johan Sjöström, who tells us how the company has used Radonova's personal radon dosimeters over the past year…
Darren Cottom
January 12, 2021
Measurement

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

With 2020 nearly behind us, the wish for a happy new year has seldom been greater. The longing for a more normal everyday life is felt by us all. If we all pull together, we know that time will come! At Radonova, we want to take the opportunity to thank all of our customers and partners for working with us…
Karl Nilsson
December 21, 2020
Measurement

First School Radon Map of Poland

Due to recent changes in the Polish Atomic Law, following the implementation of 2013/59/EURATOM directive, a Radon Action Plan has been created this summer. To implement the action plan, the Polish government has allocated a significant budget to conduct a large radon survey across the country which will take place over the next 4 years. Other projects will also transpire…
Darren Cottom
December 15, 2020
Measurement

Radonova receives top marks in French radon measurement intercomparison test

Radonova Laboratories has achieved excellent results in a comparative reference test carried out by the French state body IRSN (institute de Radioprotection et sureté nucléaire). Radonova participated in the test with its Radtrak2 detector – an alpha track detector used for long term measurement – and were awarded the best results of all participating companies. In the current reference test,…
Darren Cottom
December 1, 2020
Measurement

Workplace measurement: How to avoid unnecessary remeasurements

We are at the beginning of the radon measurement season in most European countries, so we thought it would be helpful to provide some tips on how to reduce the risk of remeasurement. Bear in mind that the main cost involving radon measurement relates to the time it takes to place and collect radon detectors. Also take into account the…
Darren Cottom
November 16, 2020