Ionising radiation metrology for the metallurgical industry

E. García-Toraño, F. Tzika, O. Burda, V. Peyrés, M. Mejuto, T. Crespo, U. Wätjen, D. Arnold, V. Sochor, A. Svec, P. Carconi, P. De Felice, J. Tecl

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Every year millions tons of steel are produced worldwide from recycled scrap loads. Although the detection systems in the steelworks prevent most orphan radioactive sources from entering the furnace, there is still the possibility of accidentally melting a radioactive source. The MetroMetal project, carried out in the frame of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP), addresses this problem by studying the existing measurement systems, developing sets of reference sources in various matrices (cast steel, slag, fume dust) and proposing new detection instruments. This paper presents the key lines of the project and describes the preparation of radioactive sources as well as the intercomparison exercises used to test the calibration and correction methods proposed within the project.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Metrology Conference, CAFMET 2014 - Pretoria, South Africa
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …


Conference5th International Metrology Conference, CAFMET 2014
CountrySouth Africa
Period1/1/14 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Engineering

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García-Toraño, E., Tzika, F., Burda, O., Peyrés, V., Mejuto, M., Crespo, T., ... Tecl, J. (2014). Ionising radiation metrology for the metallurgical industry. Paper presented at 5th International Metrology Conference, CAFMET 2014, Pretoria, South Africa.