IEC 62244:2019 defines the performance requirements of installed monitors used for the detection of gamma and neutron radiation emitters. These monitors are commonly known as radiation portal monitors or RPMs. They are used to monitor vehicles, cargo containers, people, or packages and are typically located at national and international border crossings. They may be used at any location where there is a need for this type of monitoring. This document establishes the general, radiological, climatic, mechanical, electric and electromagnetic and documentation requirements and associated test methods. This document does not apply to the performance of spectroscopy-based portal monitors covered in IEC 62484. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition issued in 2006. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) making the standard consistent with the new standards for detection of illicit trafficking of radioactive material (see the Introduction);
b) creating unformed functionality test for all environmental, electromagnetic and mechanical tests and a requirement for the coefficient of variation of each nominal mean reading;
c) reference to IEC 62706 for the environmental, electromagnetic and mechanical test conditions;
d) adding information regarding climatic exposures.
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