The accurate measurement of ionising radiation is central to ensuring its safe and effective use and therefore the instruments used for this surveillance need to be regularly calibrated.
Information for customers on arranging instrument calibration is given in the document Calibration Service - Guidance for Customers.
Calibration is the process of checking an instrument to ensure that it complies with the manufacturer's specification. This involves exposing the instrument to varying types and doses of radiation.
All businesses and practices that are licensed to use sources of ionising radiation are obliged by law to ensure measuring instruments are accurately calibrated. They must also be regularly checked to ensure that they are serviceable, and that they are being correctly used.
Under Irish legislation, radiation measuring instruments must be calibrated before first use and annually thereafter to ensure that they are in full working order.
Customers must arrange for delivery of the instrument to the EPA. The return delivery of the instrument is the responsibility of the EPA and it will be returned via DHL.
|Instrument Type||Unit Price (€)||Unit Price Inc VAT 23% (€)|
|Gamma & X-Ray Survey Meters, 1 scale||€124||€152.52|
|Gamma & X-Ray Survey Meters, 2 scales||€156||€191.88|
|Gamma & X-Ray Survey Meters, 3 scales or more||€173||€212.79|
|Electronic Personal Dosimeters (EPDs)||€54||€66.42|
All instruments must be booked through our booking system via email at EPACalibration@epa.ie as far in advance as possible in order to be allocated the next available date. Once a date for the calibration of your instrument is confirmed, please download the application form and enclose it with your instrument.
Customers should note the following:
If you have any general or technical queries about calibration-related matters that are not answered on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us
EPA Office of Radiation Protection and Environmental Monitoring
EPA Calibration Service
|Telephone||(01) 268 0100|
|Opening Hours||9.00am to 5.00pm|