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Radiation Dose Management and Control


									   Radiation Dose Management and Control

This course should appeal to professionals at all levels who are involved on a daily basis with
dose reduction initiatives. It goes much beyond the fundamental time-distance-shielding ALARA
principles by providing a comprehensive treatment of source term management, activity transport
and radiation field characteristics. The course content is customized and updated for the needs of
individual plants.

                                                      Part 2: Activity Transport Mechanisms
Course Outline                                        for Radiation Field Growth in CANDU
Part 1: Fundamentals                                  Plants

Radiation and Fundamentals                            Primary Heat Transport System
• Radioactive Decay and Half-life                     •   Overview of Chemistry
• Types of Radioactive Decay and Emitted              •   Overview of Activity Transport
   Radiation                                                 o Cobalt Transport
• Characteristics of Various Types of Radiation              o Antimony Transport
• Interaction of Radiation with Matter                       o Zirconium-Niobium Transport
• Radiation Units
• Coping with Radiation – ALARA Principles            Moderator System
• General Principles of Radiation Shielding           • Overview of Chemistry
                                                      • Overview of Activity Transport
General Principals and Instrumentation for
Radiation Detection                                   Measures for Controlling Source Term
• Dose Rate Measurement                               and Radiation Field Growth
• Measurement of Surface Contamination                • pH Control of the Primary Heat
                                                         Transport System
• Gamma Spectroscopy
                                                      • PHT Purification System
• Alpha/Beta Measurement
                                                      • Restricting Cobalt and Antimony
• Tritium Measurement
Radiation Sources in CANDU Plants and Their           • Sampling of Coolant for Soluble
Properties                                               Species and Crud
• Overview of CANDU Plant Systems                     • Monitoring and Removal of Failed Fuel
• Radionuclides present in the Heat Transport         • Trending of Component Activity and
   System                                                Dose Rates with Operating History
• Radionuclides present in the Moderator              • Monitoring of Alpha Activity
   System                                             • Database for Tracking Cobalt and
                                                         Antimony Inventory
                                                      • Estimation and Monitoring of
                                                         Contribution to Source Term from
                                                      • Characterization of Reactor Artifacts
                                                      • Source Term Management by Zinc
                                                         Addition into PHT System
                                                      • Source Term Management by
                                                      • Source Term Management by Hot
                                                      • Hot Spots
                                                      • Tritium Management

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                                                       – Course Outline Continued
Radiation Dose Management and Control

Part 3: Characteristics of Radiation Fields at
Various Plant Components

Steam Generators                                      Who Should Attend?
• Variation between cold leg and hot leg
• Effect of Draining                                  This course is designed for:
• Effect of Nearest Neighbors                         •   Engineers and Scientists who need to
                                                          make informed decisions e.g. scientific
Reactor Vault                                             purchasing (high cobalt materials),
• Variation across reactor face                           chemistry about the science behind
• Variation along the height of reactor face              radiation dose control and activity
• Variation with distance from the reactor face           transport
• Horizontal and Vertical Feeder Cabinets             •   ALARA managers responsible for day-
• Shielding Considerations                                to-day operations
                                                      •   Health Physics and Radiation
Moderator Heat Exchangers                                 Protection personnel responsible for
                                                          assessing radiation
Modeling of Component Radiation Fields
• MicroShield
                                                      Key Benefits:
• Mercurad
• Advanced Dose Exposure Planning Tool                Gain an understanding of:
   (ADEPT)                                            • Dose radiation initiatives
                                                      • Comprehensive treatment of source
Shielding Materials and Concepts                         term management, activity transport
• Overview                                               and radiation field characteristics
• Shielding Concepts
• Shielding Applications in the Reactor Vault         Price:
                                                      Two days - $1,250 + Applicable Taxes
                                                      Complimentary lunch & coffee breaks
                                                                          Dr. Aamir Husain
              Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for
                Professional Development hours

                                                      Register Now:
                                                      Fax:     416.207.6532

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