1 Scope and object
This clause of Part 1 is applicable, except as follows:
1.1.1 Equipment included in scope
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This part of IEC 61010 specifies particular safety requirements for cabinet X-ray systems, which
fall under any of categories a), b) or c) below.
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Equipment covered by this document can be both PROTECTED EQUIPMENT or PARTIALLY
PROTECTED EQUIPMENT, with X-ray generator voltage up to 500 kV.
A cabinet X-ray system is a system that contains an X-ray tube installed in a cabinet, which,
independently of existing architectural structures except the floor on which it may be placed, is
intended to contain at least that portion of a material being irradiated, provide radiation
attenuation and prevent operator access to the radiation beam, during generation of X-radiation.
These cabinet X-ray systems are used in industrial, commercial, and public environments, for
example, to inspect materials, to analyse materials, and to screen baggage.
1.1.2 Equipment excluded from scope
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aa) Equipment intended to apply X-radiation to humans or animals;
bb) Equipment incorporating an X-ray tube but not incorporating complete shielding against
X-radiation HAZARDS, such as:
– equipment intended to be used within a shielded room which excludes personnel during
– equipment intended to be used with separate portable or temporary shielding;
– equipment intended to produce an emerging beam of X-radiation.
1.2.1 Aspects included in scope
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This part of IEC 61010 specifies requirements for the design and methods of construction of
cabinet X-ray systems to provide adequate protection for OPERATORS, bystanders, trained
service personnel and the surrounding area against unintentionally-emitted X-radiation and from
mechanical HAZARDS related to their conveyors.