GS-512i Portable Gamma Ray Spectrometer

The GS-512i is a Gamma Ray Spectrometer designed for field gamma-ray spectrometry, especially for determination of K, U, Th contents and total gamma-ray activity. The GS-512i Spectrometer offers a range of features. Immediately after the end of the measurement, the contents of K [%, nG/h], U [ppm, nG/h], Th [ppm, nG/h] or the number of count rates in relevant areas can be displayed. The GS-512i enables the user to check the shape of the complete spectrum and flexible set the peak areas. The microcomputer can compute the precise position of the reference peak from the multi-channel spectrum and therefore can stabilize reference peak position through gain control. A simplicity in changing the reference channel allows using of different reference isotopes. The non-volatile memory stores the measured data, the measuring parameters and calibration constants. Complete 512 channel spectra may be recorded internally in memory (more than 7,500) and allow calibration on test pads. There is also the possibility for retrieval of stored data, via a computer and built-in display. The GS-512i is powered by six LR6 AA cell batteries or rechargeable batteries. External power supplier 12VDC can be used for mobile, laboratory and stationary installations.

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Applications

  • Standard field geophysical survey
  • Laboratory gamma scintillation spectroscopy
  • Mobile survey
  • Drillhole measurements to one-meter depth

Features

  • 512 channels in the range of 0,1 to 3 MeV
  • 8 regions of interest (ROI) set from the panel
  • Internal memory for up to 7500 complete spectra
  • Pile-Up rejector to detect and discard double peaks
  • Automatic spectrum stabilization using typically 137Cs or 133Ba isotopes
  • PC program for transfer and processing data
  • Possible control from PC
  • Assay mode - K, U, Th in % or ppm
  • Dose rate in nG/h
  • Test pad calibration
  • Detector NaI 3"x 3"
  • Large LCD graphical display
  • GPS connection via Bluetooth

Specifications

Amplifier: Semi-gaussian pulse shaping, 1 μs time constant with pole-zero cancellation, DC restoration, digitally controlled gain +/- 25 %
Analag/digital converter (ADC):

Successive Approximation ADC, 16Bit, 1.33MSPS, conversion time 0.8 μs

channel width: 5 mV, input voltage range: 50 mV to 2.5 V

differential non-linearity: max. 1 % in the range 50 mV to 2.5 V

integral non-linearity: max. 0.3 % in the range 50 mV to 2.5 V 

zero drift: 2 mV/10 °C

maximum input count rate: 50 000 counts per second with a peak displacement, due to zero shift, inferior to 1 %

Channel Analyser: The 512 channels, max. (232 - 1) counts per channel live time mode of collection setting in the range 5 s to 23:59:59
Digital Spectrum Stabiliser: Range of reference peak setting is 40 - 500 channel, control range is ± 25 %, stabilization sensitivity 0.5 %
Internal data memory: Memory for up to 7500 complete spectra.
Interface: USB 2.0 or BlueTooth for data transfer and remote control, Bluetooth can be used to connect to BlueTooth GPS
Keyboard: 20 push-buttons membrane-type, dust resistant, water-tight, weather-proof
Display: Graphical LCD 240 x 128 dots
Audio indication: 1 kHz buzzer
Internal supply power: 6 alkaline battery LR6 AA 1.5 V or 6 accumulators type HiMH 1.2 V
External supply power: 8 - 15 V/400 mA
Dimension: 228 x 83 x 110 mm
Weight: 1.5 kg with batteries

Probes Specifications

Parameter GSP-2 GSP-3 GSP-4
Crystal size: ø 51 x 51 mm (103 cm3) ø 76 x 76 mm (346 cm3) ø 101 x 101 mm (824 cm3)
Detector: Sodium iodide, thallium activated NaI (Tl) scintillation crystal and photo-multiplier as a monoline scintiblock Sodium iodide, thallium activated NaI (Tl) scintillation crystal and photo-multiplier as a monoline scintiblock Sodium iodide, thallium activated NaI (Tl) scintillation crystal and photo-multiplier as a monoline scintiblock
Dimensions: ø 90 x 393 mm ø 120 x 410 mm ø 190 x 460 mm
Weight: 1.6 kg 4.6 kg 6.8 kg
Operating temp. range: 0°C to +40°C 0°C to +40°C 0°C to +40°C
Storage temp. range: –10°C to +50°C –10°C to +50°C –10°C to +50°C
Energy resolution for 137Cs (662 keV): Better than 7.5 % Better than 7.5 % Better than 8.5 %

Standard Components

  • GS-512i Console
  • GSP-3 detection probe
  • Detection probe - console connection cable
  • Reference radiation source EG1 137Cs
  • USB cable
  • Instruction manual
  • Screwdriver
  • Shoulder strap
  • Transportation padded case
  • Charger
  • CD with calibration and communication program

Optional Accessories

  • GSP-2 Hand carry detection probe
  • GSP-4 Hand carry detection probe

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