Radonova Laboratories, the world-leader in radon measurement, has announced the launch of a new radon detector, Radtrak³®. Radtrak³ is smaller than its predecessor Radtrak²®, which simplifies both the deployment and delivery process. The smaller size and the ability to reuse plastic components also makes it more environmentally friendly.
Radtrak³ provides extremely accurate radon measurements of annual averages in homes and workplaces. The detector can measure radon levels down to 20 Bq/m³. Its predecessor Radtrak², has sold over five million units worldwide and is the best-selling radon detector for long-term measurement of radon.
Radonova’s improved analysis equipment, together with newly developed software, makes it viable to provide a smaller radon detector – an innovation which puts it at the forefront of radon measurement. Alongside the introduction of Radtrak³, Radonova has also increased its production capacity, which further shortens delivery times.
“Deploying Radtrak³ makes it even easier to carry out a reliable radon measurement. Although a radon detector is relatively simple to construct, we always strive to improve our product design to enhance our solution portfolio. We work in a global marketplace and constantly listen to our customers’ feedback and requirements. Radtrak³ is a natural successor to a radon detector that has so far been used by customers in over 50 countries”, comments Karl Nilsson, CEO of Radonova Laboratories.
Radtrak³ in summary:
- New smaller radon detector that is easy to place in situ
- Suitable for deliveries to all types of mailboxes
- Higher production capacity which results in faster deliveries
- Very accurate measurement with the possibility of measuring radon levels down to 20 Bq/m³
- Environmentally friendly – smaller plastic parts that can also be reused
How does a radon detector work?
The detector consists of a chamber and a lid of electrically conductive plastic, and a transparent detector film material CR-39 which is placed in the middle of the radon detector. In terms of the measurement, air leaks in through an exceedingly small gap between the chamber and the lid. When the radon gas in the air decomposes to radon daughters, radioactive alpha particles are created. When these hit the detector film, grooves are formed in the material. After the end of the measurement period, the number of tracks can be related to the radon content.
Why measure for radon?
Around the world, approximately 230,000 people die each year from lung cancer caused by radon. Radon gas is part of the element uranium decay chain. Since uranium is found in many places in the earth’s crust, radon is also found almost everywhere. Particularly hard hit are areas with mountains and/or areas with cold climates. The latter is due to the fact that radon gas levels can usually be high in insulated houses that are heated. To understand your radon content, you should always measure. Most countries in the world require measurements that give an annual average value, which normally means that radon is measured for at least three months.