/ Oct 18, 2022

Viken’s Lead Paint Analyzer Approved by US NRC for Use Without Licensing

BURLINGTON, Mass.–Viken Detection today announced that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), after rigorous review, has approved Viken’s lead paint analyzer for license-exempt sales and use.

Viken’s lead paint analyzer meets the NRC’s highest standards of safety for use by members of the public without any additional licensing controls. With the exemption, our customers can now save on costly and time-consuming licensing and reciprocity fees and are no longer required to perform routine leak testing.

Under the terms of the exemption, Viken will update the currently fielded Pb200i with special labeling to rename the product the “Pb200e” for proper tracking. Current Viken customers should contact Viken to schedule a factory relabeling and qualify for exemption. Viken has also worked with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to add the Pb200e to the current PCSs.

“NRC‘s approval of a lead paint analyzer for license-exempt distribution assures our customers that Viken’s Pb200i/e is, and always has been, the standard for detection and safety” said Jim Ryan, Viken’s CEO. “Developing products that balance these two criteria requires innovative approaches – this exemption exemplifies Viken’s unyielding commitment to this core design principle.”


About Viken Detection

Viken equips public safety organizations, including customs and border protection agencies, law enforcement, and security professionals with effective, safe, and affordable detection tools to thwart imminent threats. The company’s innovative suite of handheld x-ray imagers, chemical analyzers, vehicle scanners and elemental analyzers are proven and reliable in their respective markets with thousands of units operating in the field. Viken Detection is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.vikendetection.com.