QA Update: Custom Monitoring Methods

Custom Monitoring Methods

UniTech is committed to continuous improvement of the quality services our customers depend on. Quality improvement includes the design, production, and implementation of new radiological monitoring equipment to improve detection while reducing labor for 3M™ helmets and breathing tubes.

These high-volume items include 3M™ Versaflo™ helmets, as well as 3M™ Versaflo™ breathing tubes that connect the helmet to accompanying PAPRs. UniTech has modified its existing technology to design monitors specifically for 3M™ Versaflo™ helmets and breathing tubes.

The “beehive monitor” provides custom monitoring of 3M™ Versaflo™ helmets, utilizing four distinctive detector arrays, providing consistent radiological monitoring with little to no change in geometry. These beehive monitors feature 35 gas-filled alpha-beta-gamma detectors, controlled by software similar to that featured in UniTech’s automated laundry monitors.

UniTech’s breathing tube monitor was derived from our custom scaffold monitor. The newly configured breathing tube monitor features 16 gas-filled alpha-beta-gamma detectors with fixed geometry for consistent radiological monitoring results.

Continuous engineering and advancement of monitoring technology by the UniTech team results in better monitoring at reduced costs. Building more automation into the monitoring process helps to eliminate the risk inherent to human performance and hand-frisking errors.