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Author Topic: Xrayed Damage?  (Read 3847 times)
K7RBW
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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2011, 06:25:40 AM »

Gee, I wonder if the GO-rillas who toss the baggage can generate 10 G's with every toss? 


 Grin
You could add a ShockWatch label (http://www.shockwatch.com/shipping_handling_monitors/impact_indicator/index.php) and find out for sure Smiley
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K3GM
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2011, 06:48:29 AM »

You could add a ShockWatch label (http://www.shockwatch.com/shipping_handling_monitors/impact_indicator/index.php) and find out for sure Smiley
Wow, I haven't heard that name since the mid 1980's when I use to carry 10meg. disk packs around that were the size of garbage can lids..... :-)
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KE3WD
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2011, 07:02:29 AM »

My question assumed knowledge of the measurement methodology. 


The question centered around being able to generate the 10G's with *every* toss. 


Some of those GO-rillas are sure to be shirkers these days, likely Union Workers...


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AD6KA
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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2011, 01:28:33 PM »

Vibration from the aircraft causes more equipment malfunctions than the X-Ray machine does.
Definitely, plus, as mentioned, the baggage smashers.  Grin

If "baggage screening" X-Rays actually caused electronics damage you would
see far, far more of it. The screening machines use a level of X-ray
radiation several orders of magnitude below medical diagnostic exposures.

We are exposed to more natural X-Ray radiation (from the sun & space) during a commercial
flight from Los Angeles to Denver than we are during a Chest X-Ray series (two views).

NO studies have ever shown that X-rays have any deleterious effects on
implanted medical devices: Pacemakers, Insulin pumps, Intrathecal pain pumps, etc.
In fact these devices such as pacemakers are installed using fluoroscopy
(think video x-ray images) during surgery, which uses much higher levels of
radiation than typical "still frame" diagnostic x-ray imaging.

So it's a pretty "out there" assumption that a an X-ray security screen
exposure would effect our commercial electronics, built and tested to far
less rigorous standards than implanted medical devices.

73, Ken, AD6KA  R.T. (R)
Registered Radiologic Technologist, ARRT License #402467
California Diagnostic Radiology & Fluoroscopy Licenses #RHT 89753 & RHF 89753
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K7RBW
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2011, 06:43:54 AM »

This sounds like a good project for the Mythbusters Wink
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