How To Use CXR’s X-Ray Inspection Equipment

 

Before using CXR’s X-Ray Inspection Equipment

Every industry that uses diagnostic x-ray equipment and machinery is regulated by both the federal and state governments.

However, in comparison to each other, some states issue minimal regulations and guidelines for x-ray used in non-destructive testing of products versus that used for humans.

For example, operation and safety procedures for x-ray machines in Texas are outlined in the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Radiation Control Act of 1961.
You will notice that the procedures for inspecting goods are generalized according to the Act.
That said, New York State has very detailed requirements guided by its food, environmental, health and security departments.
In other words, as an employer, prior to leasing CXR’s x-Ray inspection equipment, it is strongly recommended that you develop an understanding of both the federal and state governance that impact you.

Using CXR’s X-Ray Inspection Equipment At Multiple Locations

Often manufacturers have multiple locations across different states.
You will want to be certain to implement procedures to monitor employee radiation exposure that are specific for your facility, and in full compliance with both Federal and State laws.
We recommend you follow the guidelines of the strictest state at all your facilities so that there is consistency built into your corporate safety policy.

Inspection Process for CXR’s X-Ray Inspection Equipment:

We recommend that each plant designate a “Person-In-Charge” to coordinate activities between plant personnel, our technician and, when applicable, the USDA Inspector-In-Charge (I.I.C.).

In most cases, the inspection will require four of your own personnel: one to monitor the screen, one to feed the product unto the conveyor, one to unload and repackage or re-palletize the product, and one to help out on either end and to keep the belt full at all times.

The CXR technician will demonstrate the operation of the equipment to all of our personnel.

A seeded sample will be introduced into the machine to train the operators.

Upon the approval of the Person-In-Charge the inspection commences.

The I.I.C. and the Person-In-Charge may choose to reintroduce the seeded sample throughout the inspection process to anytime.