FLIR launches lightest handheld Radiation Detector

This article is published in our Show Daily 2017 - Day 4.


D&S exhibitior FLIR Systems has announced the latest addition to its identiFINDER R-Series handheld radiation detection product line, the FLIR identiFINDER R440.

The FLIR identiFINDER R440 is handheld, provides rapid detection, and highly accurate identification during survey missions and screening operations. Weighing less than1.5kg, the company claims that the FLIR identiFINDER R440 is the industry’s smallest and lightest radioisotope identification device (RIID)with a 2x2in sodium iodide (NaI) detector.

Claimed to have three and a half times more sensitivity than similarly-sized RIIDs, responders can detect radiation from farther distances and behind heavier shielding. It delivers ten percent better resolution than other products in the category, with fewer false alarms.

Due to its extended energy range, the identiFINDER R440 detects gamma radiation and can indicate the presence of neutrons found in special nuclear materials. The device has built-in wireless communications and features a new 360-degree EasyFinder mode that pinpoints and instructs the operator to the exact location of a radiation source.

The FLIR identiFINDER R440 meets the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N42.34 standard, has been drop-tested up to one meter, and is the industry’s only IP67-rated RIID, which means it can withstand rain, splashing, and accidental submersion.

“The new level of sensitivity and resolution of the FLIR identiFINDER R440 provides the ability to perform quick situational assessment during radiological emergencies,” said Jim Cannon, president and CEO of FLIR.