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Protecting Geiger-Mueller Detectors "Pancake"
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Pancake GM detectors like the Ludlum Model 44-9, the Inspector, or the bGeigie nano should be specially packaged during shipment or international travel when transporting the detector by air.  

The detector's thin mica window can rupture above 8,000 feet in the air in a non-pressured environment.  

There is a simple solution, when taking a pancake detector on an airplane, use an airtight container to avoid damaging the detector with sudden atmospheric changes.

I talked to the good folks at Ludlum before I went to Chernobyl.  They sent me this handy little simple container which protected my pancake detector just fine.

   
"All models are flawed, some are useful."
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Hi Lucas!
Would it work with airtight food containers?
Scouting for good travel containers for our inspector-USBs.
Thanks Smile
 
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(01-08-2016, 03:52 PM)yuko Wrote: Hi Lucas!
Would it work with airtight food containers?
Scouting for good travel containers for our inspector-USBs.
Thanks Smile

Hi Yuko;

Yes that would work, anything that can get a seal.
"All models are flawed, some are useful."
George E. P. Box
 
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