Technical Guidance

This is the foundation stone of our new technical guidance section. Here we will feature data and articles on radiation shielding, frequently asked questions (FAQ), monitor performance, specific gamma ray constants, mathematical derivations - indeed everything we have personally found useful from our tool kit. The resource will be gradually uploaded here from time to time. Have anything suitable that you would like to see featured here?

  • What is BAT (Best Available Techniques) as applied to UK environmental permits involving radioactive material or waste?

    Published: Feb 20, 2022

    Source: Ionactive Resource

      Tags:
    • BAT Assessment
    • Environmental Protection
    • Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA)

    A summary of BAT as applied to working with radioactive materials and radioactive waste in the UK.

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  • What is a category 5 radioactive sealed source (UK)?

    Published: Feb 20, 2022

    Source: Ionactive Resource

      Tags:
    • A/D
    • Radioactive source
    • Category 5 sealed source
    • D (Danger) Value

    A brief explanation of 'category 5' radioactive sealed sources.

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  • What is a Radiation Protection Officer (RPO)?

    Published: Oct 03, 2021

    Source: Ionactive Consulting Radiation Protection Resource

      Tags:
    • RPO
    • Radiation Protection Officer
    • Radiation Protection Officer Training
    • online RPO training course

    A Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) is a specialist in radiation protection defined in the UK and also by IAEA. This resource explains the role of the RPO within UK universities, and the slightly different role within companies using ionising radiation around the world.

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  • Broad beam X-ray (pulsating potential) Transmission through Concrete (50-300 KV) Fig 4.3(1)

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • Broad beam transmission of gamma rays from Na-24 through iron, lead and uranium Fig 4.4 (1)

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • Physical, biological and effective half-life

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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