Ludlum Measurements Blog

It's Almost Back to School Time

Posted by Carol Truitt on Mon, Aug 15, 2016 @ 14:08 PM

Ludlum Measurements will be holding a Repair & Calibration class in conjunction with the South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society meeting. The course, which has been granted continuing education credits by the American Academy of Health Physics, is planned for Sept 20 and Sept 21 to immediately preceed the meeting. It will cost $500 per person and will be held for a minimum of 5 registered attendees.

We will have more details soon, so watch this space.

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Topics: calibrate, repair, training, instruments

Time to Review Those A, B, Gs

Posted by Carol Truitt on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 07:08 AM

As evidenced by all the targeted merchandising, it’s back to school time in the USA, UK, and Canada. Pencils, pens, notebooks, PCs, and children’s clothing are being advertised to entice the consumer dollar through the doors during these weeks leading up to the school year. Other parts of the world community have similar marketing strategies prior to the start of their school years, too, although the academic year launches in other months. No matter when they’re held or how steep the discounts, getting ready to head back to school can be expensive. If only the classes were free!


In our industry we begin our schooling by learning our A, B, G’s – that is, Alpha, Beta, and Gamma, (along with Neutron) radiation. Conceiving, designing, engineering, perfecting, and manufacturing our famous line of instruments has kept our company in the ‘school of experience’ for over fifty years.

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Topics: training, alpha, beta, gamma, instruments

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

Batteries Are Included

Posted by Larissa Place on Thu, Nov 13, 2014 @ 10:11 AM


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Topics: repair, maintain, maintanence, instruments