ASTM E3083 - 17 - Standard Terminology Relating to Radiation Processing: Dosimetry and Applications

ASTM E3083 - 17

Standard Terminology Relating to Radiation Processing: Dosimetry and Applications

Status : Current   Published : October 2017

Format
PDF

Format
HARDCOPY



1.1 This terminology standard lists terms and definitions related to radiation processing concepts, especially radiation dose measurements. Use of this standard, and the common terminology, will foster clearer communication, and remove ambiguity.

1.2 The use of ionizing radiation for the treatment of commercial products such as the sterilization of medical devices, the reduction of microbial contamination in food or the modification of polymers is referred to as radiation processing. The types of radiation used may be gamma radiation (typically from cobalt-60 sources), X-radiation or accelerated electrons.

1.3 This standard provides terms and definitions for dosimetry for radiation processing concepts dealing with procedures related to operational qualification, performance qualification, and routine processing that may influence absorbed dose in the products, and types of dosimetry systems that may be used during calibration or on a routine basis as part of quality assurance in commercial radiation processing of products.

1.4 When selecting terms and definitions, special care has been taken to include the terms that need to be defined, that is to say, either because the definitions are essential to the correct understanding of the corresponding concepts or because some specific ambiguities need to be addressed.

1.5 The “Discussion” appended to certain definitions offers clarification or examples to facilitate understanding of the concepts described. In certain cases, miscellaneous information is also included, for example, the units in which a quantity is normally measured, recommended parameter values, references, etc.

1.6  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.




Standard NumberASTM E3083 - 17
TitleStandard Terminology Relating to Radiation Processing: Dosimetry and Applications
StatusCurrent
Publication Date01 October 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Dosimeters, Exposure-rate meters, Ionizing radiation, Nuclear radiation, Gamma-radiation, X-rays, Electron beams, Radiation measurement
ICS01.040.17
17.240
PublisherASTM
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages8
File Size105 KB
Price£42.00


 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents


Develop a PAS

Develop a fast-track standardization document in 9-12 months


Worldwide Standards
We can source any standard from anywhere in the world


Tracked Changes

Understand the changes made to a standard with our new Tracked Changes version