CASE STUDY: Copenhagen Atomics

Copenhagen Atomics

Copenhagen Atomics  is a Danish molten salt technology company developing mass manufacturable molten salt reactors. Its goal is to sell energy as a service through the heat transferred to their customers via 560°C hot salt and metered by the MWh.

Problem: Copenhagen Atomics are working with Grassroots Research, an Australian research company to identify safe, efficient and cost-effective ways of extracting Thorium from excess material deposits and mine tailings. 

Project details:  SensaWeb provided around 20 of devices to measure the level of radiation researchers were being exposed to during the process. Each sensor is connected via wired, WiFi or mobile network. From each monitoring location, data is collected and managed onto a customised dashboard. 


  • Radiation Detection: Gamma, X-Ray cps, Dose-rate
  • Beta reads in CPM/CPS unless energy compensated
  • Dual Geiger
  • Detection Dose Range: 0 ~ 45000uSv/h
  • Detection CPM Range: 0 ~ 983000 CPM
  • Detectable Energy Range: 0.02 ~ 3.0 MeV

Benefits: Occupational radiation exposure affects millions of workers globally. That’s why it’s important to find ways to reduce radiation levels as much as we can and protect workers from the effects of radiation.  This monitoring solution provided the real-time information required to ensure the facility met and exceeded the regulatory and compliance requirements of the governing bodies.  Without SensaWeb’s solution in place, these compliance requirements would not have been achieved.

TIMELINESS OF DATA: The SensaWeb sensors provide dose rate tracking during operations and allows immediate and scheduled reporting as well as instant notification of unexpected conditions or instrument failure.  Additionally, the research partners in Copenhagen were able to access this data immediately, providing an unmatched level of data available that is not achievable through legacy systems.

STAFF ASSURANCE: The real-time radiation monitoring system provides greater visibility of data around background and man-made radiation sources in the workplace. This improves organisational control by assuring staff of their safety and security. 

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