Argon Electronics CBRNe / HazMat Training News

RaFTS to be presented at the INMM-ESARDA Joint Annual Meeting 2021

Written by Steven Pike on 07 Jul 2021

Argon Electronics is delighted to announce that the award-winning Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS) has been selected to feature at the inaugural INMM & ESARDA joint annual meeting which will take place virtually in Vienna, Austria this August 23rd to September 1st, 2021.

This year’s event will mark the first combined meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) and the European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA) and has attracted a record 650 abstract submissions, more than double those received in 2020.

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RaFTS to feature at CTBT Science and Technology Conference 2021

Written by Steven Pike on 29 Jun 2021

The award-winning Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS) will be among the latest international radiological innovations to be featured at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Science and Technology (SnT) Conference taking place in Vienna from June 28th to July 2nd 2021.

In an online presentation entitled ‘RaFTS: Reducing Dose by Simulating Sources’, representatives from the acclaimed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) lead by Steven Kreek will provide conference attendees with an overview of the work that has been completed so far and what lies ahead in developing the next generation of RaFTS.

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Argon and LLNL sign exclusive RaFTS commercialisation agreement

Written by Steven Pike on 07 Sep 2020

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are announcing the signing of an exclusive commercialization and distribution license for the Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS.)

Initially developed by the team at LLNL, with subsequent enhancements by Argon under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) initiated in 2020, RaFTS represents an unparalleled leap in the delivery of realistic spectrometry-based radiation training scenarios by providing a way for suitably adapted operational radiation spectrometers to respond to totally safe, simulated radiation sources.

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Argon-LLNL RaFTS project boosts realistic radiation training

Written by Steven Pike on 20 Mar 2020

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. and the US Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have secured a two-year, $2.55 million, Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) which will facilitate the development of a game-changing, ultra-realistic radiation simulator tool for first responders.

The project, which has been funded by a Department of Energy Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) grant, will combine LLNL's innovative Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS) technology with Argon's widely respected track record in the creation of simulation software and hardware.

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Argon delivers radiological simulator training equipment to the Edwin R Bradley Laboratory

Written by Steven Pike on 17 Mar 2020

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. is delighted to announce the securing of a contract with the Edwin R Bradley Radiological Laboratory, United States Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School (USACBRNS), Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, USA to provide a suite of cutting-edge simulator training equipment for the enhancement of radiological training of the US military.

The Edwin R Bradley Radiological Laboratory, based at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is one of just a handful of radiological laboratories in the US providing military training in radiological and nuclear defence.

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LLNL and Argon Electronics sign cooperative research agreement to bolster realistic radiation training

Written by Steven Pike on 05 Mar 2020

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have reached a two-year, $2.55 million Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) that will facilitate the development of a game-changing, ultra-realistic radiation simulator tool for first responders.

The project, which has been funded by a Department of Energy Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) grant, will combine LLNL's innovative Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS) technology with Argon's widely respected track record in the creation of simulation software and hardware.

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Argon releases RadEye GF-10 SIM radiation training simulator

Written by Steven Pike on 03 Feb 2020

The provision of realistic hands-on radiation training is increasingly viewed as a fundamental factor in ensuring CBRNe, HazMat and emergency first response personnel are prepared to handle the challenging demands of radiological hazard incidents.

The newest addition to the Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. stable of radiation training simulators, the RadEye GF-10 SIM, promises to take the authenticity, repeatability and effectiveness of gamma radiation safety training to a new level.

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Argon adds UDR 13 and 14 simulators to its radiation training portfolio

Written by Steven Pike on 29 Jan 2020

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. is delighted to announce the addition of two new innovative radiation training tools to its simulator training portfolio.

The UDR-13 and UDR-14 simulators have been developed in partnership with leading nuclear measurement solutions provider Mirion Technologies, with the express aim of facilitating the creation of highly realistic, practical and hands-on radiation training exercises.

A core feature underpinning the technology of both the UDR simulators is the use of the latest technology Radsim GS series electromagnetic sources that enable the nature and characteristics of ionising radiation to be safely recreated.

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Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service enhance radiological training

Written by Steven Pike on 25 Jun 2018

Argon Electronics has delivered a range of radiological training simulators to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

The simulators will enable the service to improve the quality of their radiological exercises, using the training simulators for the RDS200 radiation meter and EPD-Mk2 to practice and enhance radiological survey techniques and exercises involving ionizing sources, such as road traffic accidents, Non Destructive Testing (NDT), source recovery and fires at facilities where radioactive sources may present an additional risk to those attending the incident.

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CBRN: Ensuring The Right Response

Written by Argon Electronics on 12 Apr 2013

In the past, training personnel for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents was relatively straightforward. Today, however, the task is far more complicated.  The emergency services are faced with many different challenges and no two incidents are ever the same.  This is largely due to the fact that, in recent years, the range of potential incidents has increased considerably, spanning from the dangers of entering meths labs to dealing with the threat of terrorist attacks, especially involving devices such as so-called dirty bombs.

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