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619 Lower Plenty Road
YALLAMBIE, VIC 3085
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www.arpansa.gov.au

Contact Details:
Mr Allister Prosser
+61 1800022333

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ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)
Calibration
SERVICEPRODUCTDETERMINANTTECHNIQUEPROCEDURELIMITATION / RANGE
High frequency electrical metrology - Communications, electromagnetic field strength and EMC test equipment
E&H field probes and meters; Electromagnetic field hazard meters and warning indicators; Power measuring equipment;
Power;
Comparison with a reference standard;
CAPABILITY
Radiofrequency electromagnetic field hazard meters and warning indicators at
1 mW/cm2 for frequencies up to 8 GHz and up to 10 mW/cm2 at 2.45GHz
Calibration of E-field, H-field (up to 900 MHz) and equivalent free space power flux density.
with a Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
1 dB from 100 kHz to 200 MHz
0.6 dB at 750 MHz and 900 MHz (probe lateral dimension not exceeding 5.5 cm)
1 dB at 900 MHz (larger E-field probes)
1 dB at 1.8 GHz
0.54 dB at 2.45, 4, 6 and 8 GHz
Ionising radiation - Ionising radiation standards and equipment
Neutron survey instruments;
Ambient dose equivalent (H*(10) rate (mSv/h));
Direct measurement against a reference standard;
CAPABILITY
ISO 8529-2 Shadow cone technique using a known Am/Be neutron source
(UK primary standard reference beam)


with a Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

12.0% of reading in the rate range 20 μSv/h to 200 μSv/h

Dosimeters;
Gamma activity; Personal dose equivalent and cumulative effective dose; X-ray radiation;
Direct measurement against a reference standard;
CAPABILITY
Irradiation on a phantom to a known Hp(10) (mSv) calculated from the air kerma rate using the standard method published in ISO 4037
with a Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
4.0% of reading for Co-60 gamma rays, source activity from 10 TBq, to 100 TBq personal dose equivalent rates in the range 0.5 mSv/s to 150 mSv/s, distances in the range 3 m to 4 m
5.0% of reading for Cs-137 gamma rays, source activity in the range 10 TBq to 150 TBq, air kerma rates in the range 0.5 mSv/s to 150 mSv/s, distance 4 m
5.0% of reading for Co-60 gamma rays, source activity from 10 TBq, to 100 TBq, personal dose equivalent rates in the range 0.01 mSv/h to 0.5 mSv/h, distances in the range 3 m to 4 m
5.5% of reading for Cs-137 gamma rays, source activity in the range 0.3 GBq to 30 GBq, personal dose equivalent rates in the range 0.01 mSv/h to 2 mSv/h, distances in the range 3 m to 4 m
8.0% of reading for Am-241 X-rays, source activity around 170 GBq, personal dose equivalent rates in the range 0.04 mSv/h to 0.4 mSv/h, distances in the range 1 m to 3 m
4.0% of reading for kilovoltage X-rays: ISO 4037 Narrow Spectrum X-ray Series, personal dose equivalent rates in the range 10 μSv/h to 500 μSv/h, distances in the range 2 m to 4 m

Irradiation on a phantom to a known Hp(10) (mSv) calculated from the neutron fluence rate using the standard method published in ISO 8529.
with a Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
12.0% of reading for Am/Be neutron source of activity 110 GBq or 370 GBq, uncollimated beam in a large room, distance of 75 cm, personal dose equivalent rates in the range 0.01 mSv/h to 0.5 mSv/h



Ionising radiation survey instruments;
Air kerma rate (mGy/h); Ambient dose equivalent (H*(10) rate (mSv/h)); Gamma activity; X-ray radiation;
Direct measurement against a reference standard;
CAPABILITY
Calibration free in air in a reference field, with ambient dose equivalent calculated from the air kerma rate using the standard method published in ISO 4037
with a Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
4.0% of reading for kilovoltage X-rays: ISO 4037 Narrow Spectrum X-ray Series, personal dose equivalent rates in the range 10 μSv/h to 500 μSv/h, distances in the range 1 m to 4 m


On-site measurement with a calibrated ionisation chamber
with a Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
2.0% of reading for Cs-137 sources in the approximate activity range 0.1 GBq to 100 GBq, at distance from 1 m to 6 m
3.0% of  reading for Co-60 sources for 1250 keV γ-rays in the air kerma rate range of
10 µGy/h to 0.5 mGy/h source in the range 3 MBq to 30 GBq
2.0% of reading for X-ray sources in the range 40 kVp to 300 kVp, tube currents from 1 to 20 mA, at distances of 0.5 m to 1 m
 3.0% of reading for X-ray sources in the range 10 kVp to 100 kVp, tube currents from 1 to 20 mA, at distances of 0.2 m to 0.5 m


Calibration free in air in a reference field with air kerma measurements traceable to the air kerma primary standards
with a Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
2.8% of reading for 662 keV γ-rays in the air kerma rate range of 6 nGy/h to 2 mGy/h using a Cs-137 source in the range 3 MBq to 30 GBq
3.0% of reading for 1250 keV γ-rays in the air kerma rate range of 10 μGy/h to 0.5 mGy/h using a Co-60 source of 13 GBq
7.2% of reading for 59.54 keV γ-rays in the air kerma rate range of 0.1 mGy/h to 0.4 mGy/h using an Am-241 source of 170 GBq





Therapy dosemeters;
Air kerma rate (mGy/h); Gamma activity; X-ray radiation;
Direct measurement against a reference standard;
CAPABILITY
Calibration against reference standard thimble chamber calibrated in Co-60, in water phantom in a linac electron beam, using correction factors from IAEA TRS-398
with a Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
2.7% of reading for high energy linac MV electrons in the range 15 MeV to 20 MeV for absorbed dose to water rates of order 2 Gy/min to 10 Gy/min at source-surface distance of 100 cm and reference depth calculated following IAEA TRS-398 with a 10 cm x 10 cm applicator


Calibration against the primary standards of air kerma and absorbed dose
with a Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
0.8% of reading for 1.2 MeV γ-rays in the absorbed dose to water rate range of 1 mGy/s to 20 mGy/s using a Co-60 source in the range 10 TBq to 150 TBq
1.0% of reading for 1.2 MeV γ-rays in the air kerma rate range of 0.1 mGy/s to 20 mGy/s using a Co-60 source in the range 10 TBq to 150  TBq
1.4% of reading for 662 keV γ-rays in the air kerma rate range of 0.1 mGy/s to 20 mGy/s using a Cs-137 source in the range 10 TBq to 150  TBq
1.3% of reading for kilovoltage X-rays in the air kerma rate range of 0.1 mGy/s to 10 mGy/s, for accelerating potentials of 20 kVp to 300 kVp and half-value layers of 0.1 mm to 20 mm of Al, using a tungsten-target continuous X-ray tube
1.4% of  reading for kV X-rays in the range 20 kV to 100 kV at short source-detector distances
0.3% of reading for electrometers of electrical charge greater than
0.1 nC using currents in the range 10 pA to 1000 pA


Calibration against the primary standard of air kerma
with a Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
2.0% of reading for Co-60 and Cs-137 gamma rays for source activity in the range 10 TBq to 150 TBq and air kerma rates in the range 0.5 mGy/s to 150 mGy/s at distances in the range 1 m to 4 m

Calibration against reference standard thimble chamber, calibrated against the primary standard graphite calorimeter, in water phantom in a linac photon beam
with a Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
0.8% of reading for high energy MV linac MV photons at 6 MV, 10 MV and 18 MV for absorbed dose to water rates of order 2 Gy/min to 10 Gy/min with a source-surface distance of 100 cm and depth of 10 cm and 10 cm x 10 cm field


Calibration against decay-corrected absorbed dose to water rate, as calibrated against the primary standard graphite calorimeter, in a water phantom in a Co-60 beam
with a Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
0.8% of reading for Co-60 gamma rays for absorbed dose to water rates of order 1 mGy/s to 20 mGy/s
with a source-surface distance of 100 cm and depth of 5 cm and 10 cm x 10 cm field