Radiation hardened cameras
RADCAM – Radiation Tolerant Camera Systems
The RADCAM is the proven standard in advanced visual process monitoring for nuclear plants and facilities. With its patented neutron-absorbing outer body, its high tolerance to gamma radiation, and an effective onboard cooling system, the RADCAM is a camera that is designed to survive the harshest of environments.
RADCAM is equipped with ISEC’s radiation damage detection system, Radmonitor. It downloads camera status data during production and indicates the expected life span of in-containment radiation hardened cameras. Protected position is another RADCAM feature that promotes preserved high-quality imaging and a prolonged life span. Today RADCAM is used at numerous plants and facilities throughout the world, delivering consistent high-quality video.
The inventive RADCAM® technology by ISEC Industrial Security AB is covered by international patents, including US 8964021, US 9191558, EP 2415253, CN 102356629, JP 5814223 and RU 2546126.
RADCAM is available in different versions depending on expected radioactivity and temperature levels. This gives the ability to adapt the RADCAM equipment to different areas within the plant, thereby securing a level of protection that is suited to each area and not unnecessarily high. Camera movements can be made at variable speeds, and with camera-positioning precision down to 0.01°,maneuvering and monitoring is exceptionally accurate and precise. All RADCAMs are equipped with lights and can be used in fixed or mobile installations.
Radiation Tolerant Cable Reel
Isec's rad tolerant cable reel uses the same basic radiation protection design as the RADCAM. This means that the cable reel’s control electronics and interface are shielded from radiation, thus allowing full functionality and protection in mobile installations. The combination of a RADCAM camera, rad tolerant cable reel and the ruggedized tripod is an excellent solution for additional monitoring during outages or other conditions.
Audio Recording Equipment
High-quality video and extensive measuring devices go a long way in monitoring conditions within the plant. They do not however register the sounds of malfunctioning equipment, which often occurs before any visual or measurement data indicate a possible problem. The solution is microphone devices for use in radioactive environments. ISEC offers both RADCAM cameras with onboard microphones, or standalone microphone units for suitable placement within the in-containment area.
The RADCAM can incorporate measuring devices for radiation levels in designated areas. Although each RADCAM camera is equipped with its own internal radiation-metering device, today’s regulatory demands from IAEA and other bodies often specify a denser placement of radiation-metering equipment. Supplementary radiation monitoring – adding to the fixed in-plant installations and the RADCAM cameras – is easily done with the RADCAM external dosimeter. This equipment is always selected based on the plant’s specific needs.
This equipment fully complies with the quality and functionality standards for use within radioactive environments.
ISEC's IVS 3000 video matrix includes all necessary digital I/O communication software and hardware equipment.
Temperature is also a critical parameter that needs close monitoring which is why all ISEC cameras are equiped with internal and external temperature sensors. The need for closer monitoring is the natural result of stricter regulations, but also as an effect of increased safety work at many nuclear plants and facilities.
This equipment is always selected based on the plant’s specific needs and fully complies with the standards for use within radioactive environments.
The video monitoring needs of a plant also cover areas without radiation. ISEC solutions also include standard high-quality video camera alternatives for this purpose. Combining all video signals into the video monitoring system expands the overview of the monitoring and presentation capabilities.