Radonova and ACPRO, one of Radonova´s distributors in Spain, have taken part in an intercomparison exercise with passive radon detectors. The Radtrak2 detectors used in the test got very good results when comparing to other detectors.
ACPRO SLU has been authorized as a Technical Unit in Radiological Protection (UTPR) since 1990. The national intercomparison test was organized by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, in collaboration with the Spanish Radiation Safety Authority (CSN).
For the intercomparison test, at least five detectors of the same type were exposed from each laboratory. The detectors were exposed to radon concentrations (ca. 300 and 1000 Bq/m3) for 3 months. Only 5 of the 10 participants obtained satisfactory results for all the exposures undertaken – illustrating the high-performance levels of Radonova’s Radtrak2 radon detectors.
Due to new regulations and guidance from the Spanish Radiation Safety Authority and the recent update of the Spanish Technical Building Code, there has been an increase in demand for radon concentration measurements in residential homes and workplaces. Nevertheless, further work still needs to be done in Spain, such as the implementation of the European Directive 59/2013 which is still pending national approval.