The terrorist threat associated with the massive contamination of cash, coins, payment bankcards, domestic and international postal items (postcards, letters, packages, parcels, etc.) is real and fully feasible at anytime and anywhere in the world. This can lead to serious radiation exposure of bank staff and post office employees, as well as infection of millions of people. Radiophobia, like a coronovirus infection phobia, will instantly reach the population, lead to panic and undermine the authority of not only the banking system, but the state government as well. Credit and postal organizations of all countries should be prepared to deal with the consequences of a possible terrorist attack. To do this, it is necessary to equip all credit organizations and post offices working with cash with special professional radiation monitoring devices, that can quickly and accurately detect infected banknotes and postal items
These are the realities of the XXI century-the dosimeter becomes an attribute of everyday life – like a TV, computer or phone. The market is updated daily with new models. However, the cost does not always match the quality. The main indicator to pay attention to when choosing a radiation monitoring device is the accuracy of measurements.
The main purpose of dosimeters is to detect and control γ(X) radiation. At the same time, timely detection of beta- (β-) and alpha- (α-) active nuclides in air, soil, water, food and environmental objects can also save thousands of people from exposure and premature death.
These tasks are performed by devices called “dosimeters-radiometers”.
Dosimeters-radiometers are divided into household and professional.
The deviation of the readings of the household appliance from the actual values can vary both in the greater and in the lesser direction. Incorrect readings can either hide an obvious danger or scare the user if there is no threat. This fact convinces many to buy a professional device, even for household tasks.
Only a professional device guarantees the accuracy of the readings. Each device is checked by reference radiation sources for compliance with the declared error in the entire measurement range. Quality control checks are carried out in special accredited metrological centers.
In addition, the most convenient for users are such professional dosimeters-radiometers that have a short measurement time and fast response (change of readings) when the radiation intensity changes.
AtomEco SRL company presents on the international market a professional dosimeter-radiometer MKС-01CA1, specially designed to facilitate the work of bank and post office staff in monitoring and detecting the radioactivity of cash banknotes in postal items.
The dosimeter-radiometer MKС-01CA1 is intended for: measuring the ambient equivalent dose rate and dose of gamma (X-ray) radiation; measuring the density of beta and alpha particles from contaminated surfaces. The device is used for searching for radioactive sources, monitoring radioactive contamination of banknotes and postal items, and assessing the radiation situation.