RAE shows personal radiation detector

Published 6 December 2005

RAE shows intrinsically safe personal detection equipment

San Jose, California-based RAE Systems (AMEX: RAE), a developer of chemical and radiation detection monitors, today launched a personal radiation detector (PRD) which is certified as intrinsically safe for use in hazardous environments. This feature is critical for first responders working in unknown environmental conditions. The detection instrument, the GammaRAE II, detects gamma radiation at extremely low levels and is designed to alert first responders to the presence of radioactive material and aid in the capture of illicit dirty bomb materials. The device delivers instantaneous feedback to law enforcement personnel including municipal police departments, border check-point personnel, hazmat teams, fire fighters, and cargo port screeners.

Being certified intrinsically safe (specifically: for Class 1, Division 1, Groups A, B, C, and D) means that the GammaRAE II will not initiate an explosion in environments where flammable gases, vapors, or liquids containing acetylene, hydrogen, ethylene, propane, or derivatives of those chemicals are present.

-read more about the device at company Web site