Ludlum Measurements Blog

Nice Tan!

Posted by Carol Truitt on Tue, Jul 7, 2015 @ 10:07 AM


We are pleased to announce that one of our Ludlum Measurements, Inc. instruments guest starred in a recent episode of A&E’s “Storage Wars” reality program. The Model 177 Benchtop Counter, equipped with two external detectors, was discovered amid the jumbled boxes of random goods from a California storage unit. Because the rent for the unit had been left unpaid for 3 months, the contents were auctioned off in a single-lot, cash-only sale, as permitted by California law. The show continues with the purchaser reviewing the heretofore uninspected contents, estimating approximate dollar values for the individual items, and calculating the projected profits from their eventual resale. The Storage Wars’ season 7, episode 12, titled “High Stakes and Low Blows” showed Mr. Ivy Calvin outbidding the competition and winning one such auction.

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Topics: detector, ludlum measurements, survey meter, instruments

Presenting Ludlum's Non-Destructive Testing Kit

Posted by Carol Truitt on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 14:06 PM

Industrial radiography is the practice of using X-ray and gamma radiation to “see” defects or irregularities inside solid materials without requiring that the objects be removed, disassembled, or otherwise compromised for ongoing use should they pass inspection. The practice is becoming more widespread worldwide for its advantages both in terms of its economic benefits and versatility. Outlay for equipment for industrial radiography is significantly less, without compromising quality, than with other methods. In addition, this practice falls in the category of non-destructive testing. In other words, the materials may be thoroughly examined inside and out for fractures, weld quality, stress injury, or other issues without loss of integrity either in the items or in the findings.

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Topics: radiation detection, detector, hand held instrument, gamma, new instrument, radiation safety, instruments, testing

Visit us at HPS Meeting July 13-17 in Baltimore

Posted by Carol Truitt on Tue, Jul 8, 2014 @ 14:07 PM

Ludlum Measurements, Inc is attending the 59th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society in Baltimore Maryland, July 13 through the 17, 2014. Stop by Booth 400 to visit, ask questions, see a selection of our instruments, and enter a drawing to win the new Model 3000 Digital Survey Meter!*  (some conditions apply, see below)

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Topics: Radiation, radiation detection, detector, HPS, ludlum measurements, exhibition, alpha, beta, gamma, HPS Annual Meeting, convention, new instrument, Model 3000

Viva Las Vegas! Come Win At Our Booth!

Posted by Larissa Place on Fri, Apr 4, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

    Join us for the world's largest scrap recycling industry convention and trade show. Ludlum Measurements, Inc. is one of over 300 exhibitors attending the ISRI 2014 Convention & Exposition in Las Vegas, April 6-10. And you could be a winner!


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Topics: safety, radiation detection, Recycling, detector, hand held instrument, ludlum measurements, convention, scrap recycling, portal monitor


Posted by Larissa Place on Fri, Feb 7, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

Visit Ludlum Measurements, Inc. in booth #202 at the 47th Midyear Topical Meeting - Nuclear Power Radiation Safety: Learning From the Past to Protect the Future

We are loading up and shipping out to Baton Rouge, LA for the HPS MidYear Meeting.  This will be an exciting time for Ludlum Measurements, Inc. as we will be bringing a new instrument we are excited to introduce to our customers.  We will of course have many instruments available to you to demonstrate and plenty of our knowledgeable staff on hand to help determine the best equipment for your needs. 

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Topics: Radiation, safety, radiation detection, detector, hand held instrument, HPS, ludlum measurements, exhibition, convention, new instrument, isotope, Scientists, pancake

2013 ISRI Operations Forum

Posted by Larissa Place on Tue, Sep 3, 2013 @ 11:09 AM

Visit Ludlum Measurements at the 2013 ISRI Operations Forum at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, CA October 2-5, 2013.  Stop by booth #32 for a hands on demonstration of our equipment.

Here are are couple instruments we will have handy for demonstration:

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Topics: Radiation, safety, radiation detection, Recycling, detector, ludlum measurements, scrap recycling

58th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting

Posted by Larissa Place on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 @ 11:06 AM

     Madison, Wisconsin  July 7-11, 2013  Booth 410


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Topics: Radiation, radiation detection, detector, hand held instrument, M26, ludlum measurements, exhibition, HPS Annual Meeting

Unusual Nick Names of Early Survey Meters by Joe Rivera

Posted by Larissa Place on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

I recently came across an article that was off the beaten path as far as radiation detection instrument subjects go. The article, by Paul Frame, is called “The Nick Names of the Early Survey Meters,” (http://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/surveymeters/nicknamessurveymeters.htm) and it introduces us to some of the different and unusual names that some of the early survey meters were given and the reasons why. The following is an excerpt from that article:

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Topics: ion chamber, detector, hand held instrument, survey meter

Early Ludlum Model 11 Keeps On Ticking

Posted by Larissa Place on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 @ 15:02 PM
By Kimberly Gray
Technical Writer          

I have worked for Ludlum Measurements for about three years as a technical writer, editing and writing manuals and procedures for Engineering. As part of the Engineering department, I have had the opportunity to learn about the radiation detection industry from some brilliant minds.


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Topics: Radiation, Calibration, calibrate, repair, radiation detection, maintenance, detector, hand held instrument, ludlum measurements

Ludlum 44-9 Pancake Detector

Posted by Larissa Place on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 @ 14:02 PM

 MODEL 44-9 




The Ludlum Model 44-9 is arguably the most popular radiation detector used throughout the world.  This detector is sensitive to alpha, beta, and gamma radiation.  Its size and shape (pancake) provide easy handling for surveying or personnel monitoring.  The detector is energy dependent, over-responding by a factor of 6 in the 60 keV to 100 kdV range when normalized to 137Cs.

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Topics: detector, alpha, beta, gamma, 44-9, probe, pankcae, filter