PINS3-CW Portable Isotope Neutron Spectroscopy

PINS3-CW F9PINS3-CW combines the latest chemical analysis identification technology with the industry leading ORTEC trans-SPEC-N high purity germanium platform.

The PINS3-CW eliminates the need for liquid nitrogen and a Californium-252 neutron source, providing ease of depolyment in OCONUS missions. It offers built-in automatic ID of chemicals - all in a rugged design for field deployment.

PINS3-CW Standard Features
Along with the addition of the trans-SPEC-N, the PINS3-CW also includes the additional capability and features such as:

  • No liquid nitrogen required.
  • Uses a mechanically cooled, field deployable gamma spectrometer (ORTEC trans-SPEC-N).
  • No Californium-252 source required.
  • Auto analysis of chemicals.
  • Uses a portable Neutron Generator.
  • Ruggedized laptop with Chemical Analysis and identification software.
  • 12 hour runtime with external rechargeable batteries.
  • Lightweight measurement stand.
  • USB and Power cables.
  • Safety kit.
  • Hardened wheeled transport cases.

Benefits

  • Requires no disassembly while taking samples of the materials or during inspection of the container.
  • Users have limited exposure to the material of interest.
  • Limited exposure accidents - users are not handling special materials.
  • Simple, fast setup and operation.
  • Longer operational times require less battery changes.
  • Prepackaged for easy shipping and handling.
  • Reduces risk to the public, workers and emergency response personnel by rapidly obtaining detailed information and distributing it to the appropriate authorities and responders.
  • Optional Detective software will allow the trans-SPEC-N to operate as an ORTEC Detective (model DETDX-100T-GP). 
  • Specifications +


    Gamma-Ray HPGe Spectrometer

    Model ORTEC trans-SPEC-N
    Relative Efficiency >50% typical (ANSI/IEEE 325-1996)
    Energy Resolution <1600 eV @ 122 keV and ≤2.5 keV @ 1332 keV (FWHM Warranted at optimum settings and detector type)
    Multichannel Analyzer (MCA) Built in digital signal processing MCA
    MCA Channels Up to 16k
    Dimensions 15.5 in. L x 6.55 in. W x 13.75 in. H (39.4 cm L x 16.3 cm W x 34.9 cm H)
    Weight 24.4 lb. (11.1 kg)
    Input Power 10–17 V DC @ 30 Watt
    Internal Battery Life >3 hours @ 77°F (.25°C) for a cold detector
    External Battery Extends operating time to 12 hours @ 77°F (.25°C) for a cold detector
    Initial Cooldown Time <10 hours @ 77°F (.25°C) 


    Laptop Computer

    Model Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7
    Hard Disk Drive Capacity 320 GB
    Battery Operation Time 12.5 hours
    Charging Time 4.5 hours
    Dimensions 11.9 in. x 11.5 in. x 2.9 in. (30.2 cm x 29.2 cm x 7.3 cm)
    Weight 8.2 lb. (3.7 kg)
    Operating Temperature Range 14–22


    Neutron Generator Source

    Model FP385
    Neutron Yield, Nominal 3.0E+08 n/s
    Pulse Range 250 Hz to 20 kHz
    Duty Cycle 5% to 100%
    Neutron Maxwellian, Temperature Spectrum Parameter = 1.42 MeV
    Mean Neutron Energy 2.5 MeV
    External Battery Extends operating time to 12 hours @ 77ºF (.25ºC)
    Control Interface RS-232
    Safety Features Key lock, emergency On/Off, automatic pressure interlock switch, flashing warning light
    Pressurized Gas Shipping Permit
    DOT SPECIAL PERMIT 14690, allows the unit to ship fully pressurized. A copy of this special permit may be obtained at http://hazmat.dot.gov/sp_app/special_permits/spec_perm_index.htm
    Total Weight  37.42 pounds (17 kg) Accelerator and Electronics Enclosure
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    Model Description
    PINS3-CW Portable Chemical Identification System – Neutron Generator Compatible.
    Includes trans-SPEC-N HPGe Gamma Spectrometer, Laptop, PINS Chemical Analysis and Identification Software, measurement table assembly, safety signs and tools, external DC power supply, and ruggedized, wheeled transport and shipping container.
    PINS3-CW-G
    Portable Chemical Identification System – with Neutron Generator.
    Includes trans-SPEC-N HPGe Gamma Spectrometer, Neutron Generator, Laptop, PINS Chemical Analysis and Identification Software, measurement table assembly, safety signs and tools, external DC power supply, and ruggedized, wheeled transport and shipping container.
    trans-SPEC-N trans-SPEC-N Portable Spectrometer complete with universal mains supply and MAESTRO software.