The STS RadEye Simulation Probes consist of a simulated probe housing STS electronics and cable connector so that it will operate with a real Thermo RadEye SX meter. This probe detects the gas given off by the STS simulant, which has been applied to the surface to be monitored. This “radiation” may be detected by passing the probe close to and slowly over the surface, as would be done with a real probe when used by a skilled operator. Too fast, or too far away results in no detection – excellent training
The Smart Probes uniquely turn themselves on when the instrument is switched on.
Cross contamination can easily be demonstrated to Nuclear industry trainees, as can decontamination – both benefits of using a “real” contamination, even if not radioactive. The contamination lasts at room temperature for 1-2 hours but totally evaporates within 24hrs leaving the training area ready for the next exercise.
The Probe is currently available in 2 variants: An Enlarged AP2 style probe, and as a modified DP6 Probe