National Physical Laboratory

Biotechnology Practical radiation monitoring

This module describes procedures and methods for assessing radiation levels, outlines the thought process needed to carry out the measurements and gives practical advice.

This on-line guide is based on a revised version of NPL Good Practice Guide 30, Practical Radiation Monitoring, which was written by:
Denise Delahunty, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust; Pete Burgess, Nuvia Ltd; Ludovic Chevallereau, Serco Assurance; Rob Corby, Magnox Ltd; Lynsey Keightley, NPL; Clare Lee, NPL; Tony Richards, Consultant; John Simpson, Consultant; Mike Woods, IRMC.

Practical radiation monitoring units
This module outlines the units and international conventions for measuring ionising radiation.
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Radiation monitoring strategy
This module outlines the processes and steps to be taken in defining the problem and identifying a monitoring strategy for surface contamination and dose rate monitoring.
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Choice of radiation instrument
This module outlines the considerations and options for choosing radiation monitoring instruments.
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Radiation monitoring techniques  
This module outlines guidance in monitoring techniques for dose rate and surface contamination monitoring.
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Estimating surface radioactivity
This modules outlines the various stages to estimating surface activity.
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Radiation instrument calibration
This module outlines how the radiation instruments should be calibrated.
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Uncertainties in radiation measurement
This module outlines uncertainty for practical radiation monitoring.
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Troubleshooting in radiation monitoring 
This module highlights problems that can be encountered in the interpretation
of the results and in the monitoring instruments.
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