Study on cosmic radiation doses to members of the public climbing Everest presented at national conference

Today, Wednesday 30th April 2014, our Director Bob Kerr presented the outcome of a study into the additional cosmic radiation doses received by members of the public when they are climbing high altitude peaks such as Mount Everest.

These findings were presented at the Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) annual conference which is being held in Southport.

A poster summarising this work can be viewed at http://www.rp-alba.com/resources/RPALBA0140_CosmicRadiationPosterPROOF_25_04_14.pdf and a copy of the delegate slides presented can be viewed at http://www.rp-alba.com/resources/201404RKerrEverestCosmicradiationmeasurements.pdf.

If you would like to know more on this topic area then please feel free to contact us.

Thanks to all of those that visited us at the NDA Estate Supply Chain Event last week

RP Alba Ltd would like to thank our existing customers, contacts and potential customers that visited our stand on Wednesday 13th November 2014 at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Estate Supply Chain event in Manchester.

We hope that you found it useful discussing your dosimetry needs and if we can help you out further then please get in contact with us.

We were pleased to be joined and supported by Ron Dearden of Mirion Technologies dosimetry services on the day.

RP Alba Ltd is an authorised distributor for Mirion Technologies dosimetry services and if you would like more information on the provision of dosimetry services then please contact us for further information on our dosimetry offerings.

Come visit us at stand 180 of the NDA Estate Supply Chain event in Manchester on 13/11/13

On Wednesday 13th November 2014, RP Alba Ltd will be at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Estate Supply Chain event in Manchester.

We are an authorised distributor for Mirion Technologies dosimetry services and we will be promoting the provision of dosimetry services to the UK nuclear industry. Mirion Technologies’ Ron Dearden will be joining us for the day as the Approved Dosimetry Service (ADS) representative and as our co-exhibitor.

Please come and visit us at stand 180 or alternatively please contact us for more information on our prices for dosimetry provision during calendar year 2014.

Some further information on our dosimetry offerings can be viewed here.

 

Code of Practice on Clearance and Radiological Sentencing of Wastes

Following the amendments of the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (in Scotland and Northern Ireland) and of the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) 2010 (in England and Wales) there were changes to the numerical values at which wastes were classified as radioactive wastes.

A guidance document on the scope of the exemptions from the radioactive substances legislation in the UK was published to help users of radioactive materials follow the new regime.

The Nuclear Industry’s Clearance and Exemption Working Group (CEWG) have published their own code of practice on this subject titled ”Clearance and Radiological Sentencing: Principles, Processes and Practices for Use by the Nuclear Industry.”

This code of practice details the principles, processes and practices that should be used in a management system when determining whether an article, material or waste may be released from any further controls on the basis of its radioactive content. It identifies approaches to segregating radioactive or potentially radioactive substances from non-radioactive (or ‘out of scope’) substances and articles. It provides a framework to support and assist clearance and sentencing decision making.

Although it has been written with the Nuclear Industry in mind there are many aspects of this document that are just as applicable to many other sectors that work with radioactive materials. Your Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA) should be fully aware of how to apply this legislation and can you give support and assistance on these matters.

Energy North magazine mentions RP Alba Ltd dosimetry services

The latest edition of the Energy North magazine (Issue 19 – Spring 2013) has a short write up of RP Alba Ltd’s dosimetry services.  You can view this article at in the bottom right hand corner of this page: http://www.rp-alba.com/resources/2013Spring-EnergyNorth.pdf

RP Alba Ltd has a distributor agreement with Mirion Technologies to offer dosimetry services. Please see http://www.rp-alba.com/index.php?filename=dosimetry.php for more information on our dosimetry services.

Our leaflet on our dosimetry service offerings can be downloaded from here: http://rp-alba.com/resources/RPAlbaLtdDosimetryLeaflet.pdf.

Dosimetry services exhibited at NDA supplier event

Mirion Technologies and RP Alba Ltd co-exhibited at the NDA supplier event in Bolton last week to demonstrate our dosimetry service provision capability. Please see http://www.rp-alba.com/index.php?filename=dosimetry.php for more information on our dosimetry services.

Our new leaflet on our dosimetry services offerings can be downloaded from here: http://rp-alba.com/resources/RPAlbaLtdDosimetryLeaflet.pdf and the powerpoint presentation that was running on our stand at the NDA supplier day (which contains a summary of the services available) can be viewed here: http://rp-alba.com/resources/20121122NDASuppliereventBolton.pdf