The Comecer SmartGuard modular environmental monitoring system allows a PET-cyclotron facility and pharmacy to implement a controlled monitoring environment, including comprehensive means to handle and document (exceeded) alarm levels and logging of measuring data.
The system is flexible in the sense that it can be configured to meet the specific needs of a site, where these needs can be of a regulatory, production monitoring and/or safety related nature.
The system is modular in the sense that there is a choice of modules available, which modules can be used to build small scale decentralized systems up to centralized, department wide, monitoring systems.
Special attention has been paid to GMP requirements with respect to cleanable surfaces and out-of-sight cabling.
At the heart of the SmartGuard system there is SGS that allows its user to have an overview of all events in the facility, collect and analyse the data of measurements and configure and manage devices in custom designed maps of the facility.
A web-based solution that stores, reports and exports data of monitored areas, rooms, and devices. VMS will be installed on the local server of the customer, from that point the system can be accessed using a normal browser via any computer that is connected to the server.
A Detection Unit consists of a radiation detector and a controller/display unit. The detector type varies with the task at hand.
Detection Units for the following tasks are available:
Up to 200 Detection Units can be handled by the Controller Station. As SmartGuard is a fully client/server-based system, remote display’s (VMS-RD) can be set up in any room of the facility (for example, Radiochemistry Lab, Quality Control, etc…), to visualise the system status.
Production monitoring in the hot cell and area monitoring in the lab is covered by the VRM-303 radiation monitor fitted with a VRM-GP Geiger-Müller detector. Measuring data is available locally as well as at the central Control Station.
For air monitoring two Detection Units are available.
The first system (VRM-SM) is meant for measuring activity (concentration) in stacks and ventilation ducts.
The second system (VRM-AM) is meant to measure the activity (concentration) inside of hot cells or rooms. Air from inside of the hot cells (or rooms) is sampled, standard VRM-AM supports up to four rooms. An option is available to increase this with five rooms to a total of nine rooms.
In all facilities subject to GMP regulations, installation is very important. The presence of visible cables, holes where dust can deposit, irregular surfaces, can impede good cleaning procedures.
Thanks to the use of:
Also remote displays (VMS-RD) are installed without visible cables and can be easily cleaned.
Some units will be powered locally. Customer must assure the line power and ground level consistency throughout the site. Most units are powered by Power over Ethernet, and we suggest that the customer is responsible for the implementation of this LAN infrastructure according to the layout supplied by Comecer.
Of course Comecer can be of service in this process, if required.