Failures of Lapel Samplers from SKC Model XR5000
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Type:  Just-In-Time Report

Publisher:  CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company, Hanford Site

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Topics:  Respiratory Protection, Radiation Protection

Several failures of SKC Model XR5000 lapel samplers have occurred during entries into contamination areas. The investigation identified two reasons for the failures. A manufacturing defect caused some lithium-ion batteries to fail. Also, during the maintenance check of newly received lapel samplers, instances were found where the screw connecting the battery to the unit was too loose or overly tight resulting in the battery separating from the unit while being used in the field.

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