Radiation Producing Equipment

The purpose of this program is to ensure that Penn State employees and students work safely with machines that produce ionizing radiation and comply with all Federal and Commonwealth regulations and Penn State polices.

Radiation producing equipment (RPE) consists of the following types of equipment and examples:

  • X-ray diffraction (XRD), x-ray flourescence (XRF), x-ray photo spectroscopy (XPS) and other application with x-ray tubes
  • Radiographic such as x-ray imaging for human or non-human use
  • Electron microscopes (SEM and TEM) and electron beam equipment such as probes, welders, or other applications with e-beam sources
  • Accelerators such as LINACs, ion implanters, cyclotrons, or other electron or ion accelerators.