Wilma utilises a novel approach to streamline the time consuming process of sample collection and preparation traditionally required for detecting alpha and beta contamination in water via liquid scintillation counting.
Wilma is ideal for simplifying a range of applications which require routine sampling, including:
- Ground water contamination monitoring.
- Monitoring tritium levels in cooling water.
- Quasi real-time monitoring of drinking water.
Fully integrated system
The simple, self-contained unit combines fluid handling systems for sample collection, preparation, and disposal, with radiation detection and analysis of contamination, all within a rugged and compact housing – measuring just 480 mm x 400 mm. IP-rated enclosures are available upon request.
The self-contained system is able to operate independently, for as long as it has the necessary reagents. Wilma was designed to minimise waste production and reduce the consumables required. With a well-characterised response and stable background, this design allows a unit to continue running without supervision for in excess of 30 days.
Designed, developed and built by the LabLogic Group, Wilma can be fully customised to suit any application. The system can integrate additional sensors and measurement systems, handle complex sampling and preparation routines, and integrate with external monitoring and alarm networks. We work closely with our customers in order to provide them with the most applicable solution.
Simple to use
Wilma includes a touchscreen PC running user-friendly software, which allows easy configuration and monitoring of sampling and measurement cycles. Default measurement cycles can be provided to bring the instrument on-line soon after installation.
Simple home screen allows for navigation to main instrument features:
- Real-time Monitors
- Results Analysis
- Trigger Notification
Count rate monitor shows sample activity during analysis time.
Ground Water Monitoring System
The Wilma Ground Water Monitoring System combines the proven Wilma fluid handling and LSC modules with additional pumping and sensing capabilities to manage the extraction and characterisation of ground water samples at the source. The system can be configured for remote measurements and transmit data via a secure wireless network. Ideal for campaign-based measurements, the system is mounted inside a rugged IP65-rated enclosure for all-weather protection.
Tritium in Air Monitoring System
The Wilma Tritium in Air Monitoring System utilises the configurable Wilma fluid handling and LSC detector to automate the operation of a tritium bubbler. The customised software includes cycles to sample water in the bottles, as well as emptying, washing and refilling them as part of the standard operating procedure. This application allows long-term, remote monitoring of tritium in air levels down to less than 10 Bq/m3, ideal for monitoring in isolated locations or areas where access is difficult.
|Size||480 mm (W) x 400 mm (D) x 280 mm (H)|
|Background Count Rate||5 cpm|
|Lower Limit of Detection||80 Bq/L for a 60 min. count time (to 5 σ precision)|
55 Bq/L for a 120 min. count time (to 5 σ precision)