Decommissioning and the transportation of NORM and TENORM

Posted by Andrew Smith

Oct 3, 2018 9:56:48 AM

Underestimating the time and resource required to correctly transport NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) or TENORM (Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) during decommissioning could prove to be costly, not least because it is likely to cause delays in shipping. It is clear that there are many considerations required to managing the transport of NORM and TENORM. Consultation with experts at the very early stages will be essential and could lead to significant cost saving benefits.

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Topics: NORM, NORM Detection, NORM Management, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material, TENORM, Decommissioning, Radiation Protection, Radiation Protection Adviser, Radiation Waste Adviser

How to manage NORM during decommissioning

Posted by Andrew Smith

Oct 28, 2016 11:45:27 AM

NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) or TENORM (Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) is a known problem and is likely to be present on every Oil and Gas facility. Concluding that NORM will not be an issue during decommissioning because it has not presented during production or maintenance shutdowns, could lead to substantial delays and unpredicted significant costs. If there is a known history of NORM, it is likely that many more locations will be contaminated that have not previously been identified. Flushing and cleaning will not remove all contamination.

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Topics: NORM, NORM Detection, NORM Management, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material, TENORM, Decommissioning, Radiation Protection, Radiation Protection Adviser, Radiation Waste Adviser

What to consider when using the NORM Monitor-IS for field based NORM work

Posted by Callum Grieves

Aug 20, 2015 10:05:48 AM

Oil and gas professionals are continuously faced with the problem of identifying NORM and safely working in NORM contaminated environments. In this blog post we will discuss how to identify the most appropriate radiation survey meter for field based NORM work and how the Tracerco NORM Monitor-IS can effectively meet your NORM screening challenges and requirements. 

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Topics: Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material, NORM Monitor-IS, NORM Detection, NORM, NORM Management, NORM Survey Meters

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