Radiation Dose Management


Price: £ 74.00

ISBN: 9780727720870

Format: Paperbound

Publish Date: 20/07/1995

Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd

Page Size: 200x290mm

Number of Pages: 251

Radiation Dose Management


The revised recommendations of the ICRP in its Publication 60 have led to significant changes in attitudes and to a new culture of radiological protection. Lower dose limits and the requirement to ensure that exposure is as low as reasonably achievable means that detailed attention must be given to radiological aspects from design, through commissioning, operation and maintenance, to eventual decommissioning.

In this book the authors discuss the complex solutions to the problems of dose reduction, involving a scientific approach to the understanding of the sources of exposure, good engineering in the design and operation of facilities and efficient management of radiation protection. The context is a nuclear industry under pressure to reduce costs and increase efficiency. It is ever more important therefore to ensure that radiological factors do not unduly constrain the operation of plant.


• Development of IAEA safety standards and guides on occupational exposure control

• The development of radiological protection standards for occupational exposure

• From a regulatory to a cultural approach in the field of radiological protection

• A fresh look at understanding the extent and scope of radiation and contamination problems in various nuclear fuel cycle facilities

• The EDF ALARA projects: a global management approach

• The RED (reduce everyone's dose) initiative at Hinkley point Power Station

• Optimisation of worker's exposure at La Hague reprocessing plant

• Radiation protection experience during active commissioning of the Thorp Reprocessing Plant

• Development and Introduction of revised dose uptake criteria and associated assessment methodologies of new plant at British Nuclear Fuels plc

• Occupational exposure to radiation in theEuropean Union and the Russian Federation

• A dose reconstruction case study - the retrospective assessment of neutron dose for workers on the windscale piles at Sellafield

• Calibration and type testing of neutron radiation protection instrumentation

• The use of PADC for neutron personal dosimetry in the nuclear industry

• The characteristics of a 'thin' detector for the measurement of superficial and extremity doses

• ISOE: an international occupational exposure database and communications network for dose optimisation

• an efficient tool to follow up doses of transient workers in French NPPs: DOSINAT

• Sizewell B Power Station control dosimetry system

• Radiation exposure mangement systems at Baltimore Gas & Electric's Clavert Cliff's Nuclear Power Plant

• The impact of IT on dose management at Devonport Royal Dockyard

• Transforming dose maangement techniques through technology

• Recent developments in a radiation field control technology

• Radiological aspects of a full-system decontamination of Loviisa 2

• Optimisation of radiation protection during seam generators replacements

• Experience from severe fuel failures in Ringhals: Radiological effects and shut down criteria

• Fuel failures management at BWR's: an ALARA approach in the Swiss context

• Improvements in the methods for optimising dose rate CTOR NPPs in the Russian Federation

• Dose control experience on the waste vitrification plant at Sellafield

• Radiological control of contractors' employees - an independent RPA's veiw

• The gaseous effluents from the VVER NPP's in the Republic of Slovakia

• Control of radioactive discharges to the environment from the Dounreay nuclear site

• Active commissioning experience on the Sellafield low active liquid effluent treatment plants

• Aerial effluent monitoring and control at Sellafield

• Refurbishment of a fuel fabrication facility

• Dose control during decomissioning operations at Sellafield

• Dose control during decommissioning stage 1.2 of decommissioning SGHWR facility

• Dose management and reduction methods employed for nuclear submarine decommissioning and refitting at Rosyth Royal Dockyard

• Databases in dose mangement - the problems of keeping pace

• Application of the new ICRP respiratory tract model to inhaled plutonium nitrate using experimental biokinetic data

• The biokinetics of a uranium aerosol formed in a new laser enrichment process: implications for human exposure

• Comparison of plutonium intake estimates inferred from PAS measurements with results based on the assay of faecal samples

• Operational difficulties experienced in the assignment of respiratory protection factors for use in the assessement of internal doses

• Uranium exposure assessment - a critical review

• Decommissioning a liquid effluent treatment facility - an exercise in dose mangement

• Low energy spectroscopy for monitoring lung retention in respect of the present and forthcoming regulation