Leakage (Wipe) Testing

A further calibration or testing service we offer is a leakage test through the means of wipe testing. Wipe testing of sealed sources to test for any leakage or possible contamination must be performed at least every two years in accordance with IRR17.

A wipe test kit can be dispatched through the postal service. This can allow a person to undertake a wipe test of their own source using careful instructions provided by Gilligan Engineering Services Ltd with the source remaining on the customer’s own premises saving down time and transport costs. The wipe is then returned to us for analysis. We can test for alpha, beta and gamma radiations and as such can diagnose leakage of all radiography isotopes.