Radiation Protection at Light Water Reactors

Radiation Protection at Light Water Reactors

by Robert Prince


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This book is aimed at Health Physicists wishing to gain a better understanding of the principles and practices associated with a light water reactor (LWR) radiation protection program. The role of key program elements is presented in sufficient detail to assist practicing radiation protection professionals in improving and strengthening their current program. Details related to daily operation and discipline areas vital to maintaining an effective LWR radiation protection program are presented. Programmatic areas and functions important in preventing, responding to, and minimizing radiological incidents and the importance of performing effective incident evaluations and investigations are described. Elements that are integral in ensuring continuous program improvements are emphasized throughout the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642447617
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 04/16/2014
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Robert Prince has been employed in the health physics profession since the mid 1970s. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiological Health Sciences from the University of Lowell and a Master’s of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida. He started his career in the light water reactor radiation protection field at the now decommissioned Maine Yankee nuclear power plant. He has gone on to serve as the Radiation Protection Manager at several nuclear power plant facilities both in the USA and abroad.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Radiological Aspects of PWR Systems.- Radiological Aspects of BWR Systems.- Sources of Occupational Radiation Exposure.- Demarcation of Radiological Zones.- Operational Radiation Protection.- Demarcation of Radiological Zones.- Operational Radiation Protection.- Exposure Management (Minimization and Control of Collective Dose.- Source Reduction.- Protective Clothing and Equipment.- Personnel Dosimetry (Monitoring of Personnel Exposure and Bioassay Programs).- Radiological Survey and Monitoring Instrumentation.-

Appendix A. ALI's and DAC's.-

Appendix B. Dose Conversion Factors.-

Appendix C. Problems.-

Appendix D. Problem Solutions.-

Appendix E. Radiation Dose Rates and Activity Conversion Factors.-

Appendix F. Radiological Controls for Steam Generator Work Activities.- Index.

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