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Technical Note: CCU electrometer setup

This technical note describes the correct setup of the CCU electrometer.
Please read the following lines carefully:

Important for good measurement results are the right, well-adapted


selection and constellation of detectors, and the associated electrometer
setup in the OmniPro-Accept software.

The CCU electrometer panel provides three different, independent


selectable sensitivity ranges for the Field and Reference channel:

■ High
■ Medium
■ Low

These ranges represent the following input currents:

Sensitivity Current Current nA


A
High 0.4pA to 400pA 0.0004 to 0.4
10-6
Medium 200pA to 40nA 0.2 to 40
Low

Low 20nA to 4µA 20 to 4000


10-9
Medium

10-12
High

10-15

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To choose an appropriate sensitivity setting, the operator needs to estimate
the measured current, in regards to the dose rate used.

To calculate the input current, the operator can use the following formula:

I (nA) = sensitivity (nC/Gy) x dose rate (Gy/s)

With the calculated input current for the electrometer, and the known
sensitivity of the selected detector, the applicable sensitivity range for the
CCU electrometer channel can be selected.

The adjacent table provides an overview of the sensitivities of IBA detectors:

Nominal sensitivity nC/Gy


Detector
(nC/Gy)
CC01 0.4 100

CC04 1.1
CC08 2.7 PFD
RFD
EFD
CC13 3.8
CC25 8 PPC40
10
PPC05 2 NACP
PPC40 12
SFD CC13
NACP 6 CC08
PPC05
PFD 35
EFD 25 1
CC04

RFD 30
SFD 4 CC01

FC23-C 7
FC65-P 21
FC65-G 21

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The calculation of the detector current might result in the following setting of
the CCU electrometer channels as shown in the table below (examples with
an average dose rate of 5 Gy/min (= 0.0833 Gy/s):

Detector Nominal Current Recommended


Sensitivity (nA) setting
(nC/Gy)
CC01 0.4 0.033 High
CC04 1.1 0.091 High
CC08 2.7 0.23 High (Medium)
CC13 3.8 0.32 High (Medium)
CC25 8 0.66 Medium (High)
PPC05 2 0.17 High (Medium)
PPC40 12 1 Medium (High)
NACP 6 0.5 Medium (High)
PFD 35 2.92 Medium
EFD 25 2.08 Medium
RFD 30 2.5 Medium
SFD 4 0.33 High (Medium)

The associated OmniPro-Accept User’s Guide will provide further details


and instructions concerning the CCU control panel.

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