BX-1 Series X-ray Tubes-  BX-1A 1.5mm 35 degree X-ray Tube
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BX-1A 1.5mm 35 degree x-ray tube
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Application:  The BX-1A 1.5mm is a directional beam X-ray tube intended for use in gauging, inspection, industrial and medical applications.  It is suitable for applications requiring wide-angle beam coverage at techniques to 95 kVp self-rectified.

Structure:
Anode:  
Tungsten target cast in solid copper anode.   
Cathode:    
Line focus, tungsten filament.    
Envelope:                     
Hard glass, gettered.
Mass:
188 grams, approx.
Dimensions:    
Focal Spot Size:        
1.5mm, per NEMA Std.  XR 5-1984
Target Angle:            
35 degrees.
Shielding:                     
External molded cylindrical shield available with a
lead equivalence of 1mm typical (170 grams typical).

Electrical Ratings:
Voltage:                       
Maximum  90 kVp self-rectified.
Maximum 80 kV constant potential.
Maximum 80 kVp inverse.
Maximum 100 kVp starting surge.
Current:                       
Filament:                    
2.20 Amperes Maximum

Thermal Ratings:
Energy Storage:               
16.8 kJ (23.8 kHU).  
Energy dissipation:     
Maximum 255 J/sec (360 HU/sec).
 Cooling rate:                       
Maximum 9.5 kJ/min (13.4 kHU/min) averaged over a one minute interval.

Cooling and Insulation:

     This tube is intended to be used in an environment in which a high-grade transformer oil is used as the primary means of cooling and insulation.  
The oil should have a minimum dielectric strength of 45 kVp per ASTM D 877-49.  All ratings herein assume operation in well circulated oil.