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Medical Device Sterilization

Bioburden reduction of consumer goods:

  • cosmetics
  • spices
  • herbs
  • toiletries
  • pharmaceutical raw materials
  • food packaging
  • dyes and colorants

Industrial products processing



Background radiation measured on the exterior wall of Scandinavian Clinics Estonia OÜ´s plant (μSv/h):

(Natural background radiation in Estonia may reach up to 0,3 μSv/h)



Survey area: 0,12 µSv/h;
Control area: 0,10 µSv/h;
Pool: 0,08 µSv/h


Despite the fact that background radiation outside of irradiation chamber can’t be elevated under any circumstances, Scandinavian Clinics Estonia has installed indicator lights to the external wall of plant in order to inform the local people about the dose rate level around the building. Green light indicates that background radiation is in appropriate level. If the dose rate level exceeds 1.2μSv/h,the red light goes on. To illustrate this radiation level, it could be compared to the passenger aircraft flying at altitude of 10 km – the natural background radiation is in range of 6μSv/h at this altitude.

SCE has installed a real-time monitoring system to allow residents to get better overview of background radiation around the plant. The readings of automated measuring system could be found at site.

In addition to the automated system, the periodical measurements of background radiation are carried out with handheld dosimeters.

As stated above, it is not possible that radiation will spread outside of irradiation chamber. At the same time people have still been worried about their security, therefore we have set up a separate additional monitoring system which will turn on both audio and flash alarms when radiation level exceeds the level of 1 m Sv/h. When background radiation level of 1 m Sv/his exceeded, an automatic message will be sent to the Saue Rural Crisis Commission, to the Rescue Board and to the Radiation Protection Centre. If such unlikely situation should happen and audio/flash alarms go on, all residents must immediately leave the area at least to the distance of 500m.