IRASM   Multipurpose Irradiation Facility

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IRASM - Public Acceptance Room IRASM - External Conveyor IRASM - Compressed Air System IRASM - Water Treatment System
IRASM is the result of a Technical Co-operation Project between the Romanian Government and International Atomic Energy Agency.
The commission was in the year 2000.
Irradiator, SVST Co-60/B type Institute of Isotopes Co. Ltd. Budapest, is loaded with 100 kCi representing 5% of maximum capacity.

IRASM - Internal Conveyor and Source Racks

IRASM Internal conveyor and source racks


Irradiator is of class IV (source storage in a pool, automatic transport system), product overload and tote-box type.
The goods transport system integrates an external conveyor with goods loading and unloading stations placed in the storage and maze and an internal conveyor placed into the irradiation room.
The irradiation begins when the sources are lifted from the water pool in the air, in the middle of a metallic structure supporting internal conveyor. Totes are pneumatic moved around the sources, in 52 positions. In each position an incremental dose is delivered to the incidence of total presetting dose.
At the irradiation end, the source comes back in the pool and the totes caring irradiated goods evacuates the irradiation room using the external conveyor.


The IRASM design supports the declared prime facility goal - the promotion of technological irradiation. The end-users can benefit not only the irradiation treatment but also pre- and post-irradiation microbiological tests. A public acceptance room and a mini-library provide useful information for clients, health regulatory bodies and media.