ORTEC Introduces ICS Integrated Cryocooling System for HPGE Detectors

Monday, September 15, 2014

CONTACT: Susie Brockman (865) 483-2124

Oak Ridge, TN, September 15, 2014—The ORTEC Products Group of AMETEK Advanced Measurement Technology has introduced ICS™, an Integrated Cryocooling System that supports premium detector resolution without the use of liquid nitrogen (LN2).

ICS is the newest integrated electromechanical cooling system from ORTEC for high-purity Germanium (HPGe) radiation detectors and exploits the latest advancements in cryogenic technology to provide LN2 -free operation with no loss of detector performance. ICS delivers significant benefits to users who want a state-of-the-art electromechanical cooling solution by incorporating a unique hardened cryostat that eliminates thermal cycling and is capable of operating over an extended environmental range.

According to Frank Vorwald, ORTEC Business Unit Manager, “ICS incorporates ACS™ (Active Cancellation System) technology that virtually eliminates vibrational and audible noise. The result is resolution performance comparable to LN2 -cooled systems in all operational orientations.”

“This makes the ICS the preferred choice for users requiring premium resolution and versatility over a wide range of HPGe applications. The system integrates easily into either new or existing gamma spectrometry installations and is compatible with a range of ORTEC and non-ORTEC detector models and signal processing electronics,” he adds.

More information on the ICS can be downloaded at http://www.ortec-online.com/download/ICS.pdf.

ORTEC has more than 50 years of experience in the design and manufacture of highly sensitive radiation detectors used by government and industrial laboratories, nuclear facilities and medical research and in nuclear safeguards. ORTEC is the leading supplier of high-resolution HPGe-based radiation identifiers.

For more information, contact ORTEC Products Group, 801 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0895. Telephone: 865-482-4411, Toll free: 800-251-9750. Fax: 865-483-0396. Website: www.ortec-online.com

AMETEK’s ORTEC Products Group is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2013 annual sales of $3.6 billion.

Click here for a hi-res image of the ORTEC Integrated Cryocooling System