SOURCE: Fluke Corp.

Fluke Corp.

May 18, 2011 10:00 ET

Fluke Electronics Introduces the 481 Radiation Survey Meter

Easy-to-Use Hand-Held Meter Helps Protect Facilities and Employees With Minimal Impact on Operations

EVERETT, WA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Fluke Electronics, the world leader in compact, professional electronic test and measurement tools, introduces the 481 Radiation Survey Meter for industrial radiation safety. This simple, easily-deployable hand-held radiation detector enables facility managers to quickly check for contamination everywhere it can go -- receiving docks, warehouses, vehicles, packages or people.

The highly-sensitive Fluke 481 is ideal for detecting radiation on goods, equipment, surfaces, or environments in industrial settings to ensure worker safety. The meter's ion chamber, preferred over other devices for its precision accuracy, provides quick, accurate readings of skin dose (beta), deep dose (gamma) and x-ray radiation with simple two-button operation. If radiation is found, a clear and quantifiable result allows managers to comply with federal guidelines while avoiding unnecessary steps that might halt operations, impact productivity or lead to lost revenue.

The 481 works reliably indoors and outdoors thanks to its rugged sealed case and provides more than one week of continuous operation on two easily-replaceable 9-volt batteries. Its automated backlight keeps the meter visible inside truck trailers and other low-light conditions. Proven in use by state and local governmental emergency response professionals, state inspectors, HAZMAT teams, and nuclear power workers, the Fluke 481 is the simple solution for industrial professionals to maintain a safe and operational work environment for their employees.

For more information
The Fluke 481 is available for immediate delivery from Fluke sales channel partners worldwide. For more information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, visit the Fluke Web site at, or contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (800) 44-FLUKE (800-443-5853), fax (425) 446-5116, e-mail

About Fluke
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke tools deliver the testing and troubleshooting capabilities that are critical to keep commerce and industry running smoothly. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control and building restoration. In the past five years, Fluke tools won more than 50 industry awards, including Test and Measurement WorldBest in Test, Control EngineeringEngineer's Choice and Plant EngineeringProduct of the Year. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Contact Information

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    Leah Friberg
    Public Relations Manager
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