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Design, Development and Optimization of a Low-cost System for Digital Industrial Radiology

IAEA Radiation Technology Reports No. 2
Subject Classification: 0500-Industrial Applications
STI/PUB/1561 (ISBN:978-92-0-129310-7) 89 pp.; 69 figures; 40.00 Euro; Language: English Date Published: 2013


Systems for digital industrial radiology are currently quite expensive and, therefore, often unaffordable for most of the institutes and non-destructive testing groups in developing Member States. This publication provides guidance on the development of such systems at a relatively lower cost. The aims are to facilitate the acquisition of state of the art digital technology, which has tremendous potential for enhancing the speed as well as the quality of radiographic inspection, in the long run ensuring the quality of industrial equipment and components.

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Training Guidelines in Non-destructive Testing Techniques: Leak Testing at Level 2

Training Course Series 52 Subject Classification: -
Language: English
Date Published: 2012

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Non-Destructive Testing: Sample Questions for Conduct of Examinations at Levels 1 and 2

Training Course Series 45 Subject Classification: - IAEA-TCS-45 Language: English Date Published: 2011

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Radiation Safety in Industrial Radiography

Specific Safety Guide IAEA Safety Standards Series SSG-11 Subject Classification: 0609-Radiation protection STI/PUB/1466 (ISBN:978-92-0-107210-8) 104 pp.; 33.00 Euro; Language: English Date Published: 2011


This Safety Guide provides recommendations for ensuring radiation safety in industrial radiography used in non-destructive testing. This includes industrial radiography work that utilizes X ray and gamma sources, both in shielded facilities that have effective engineering controls and outside shielded facilities using mobile sources. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Duties and responsibilities; 3. Safety assessment; 4. Radiation protection programme; 5. Training and qualification; 6. Individual monitoring of workers; 7. Workplace monitoring; 8. Control of radioactive sources; 9. Safety of industrial radiography sources and exposure devices; 10. Radiography in shielded enclosures; 11. Site radiography; 12. Transport of radioactive sources; 13. Emergency preparedness and response; Appendix: IAEA categorization of radioactive sources; Annex I: Example safety assessment; Annex II: Overview of industrial radiography sources and equipment; Annex III: Examples of accidents in industrial radiography.

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Training Guidelines in Non-destructive Testing Techniques: 2008 Edition

IAEA TECDOC 628 Subject Classification: - IAEA-TECDOC-628/Rev.2 (ISBN:978-92-0-112708-2) 15.00 Euro; Language: English Date Published: 2008


This publication is a revision of IAEA-TECDOC-628/Rev.1 and provides the basic syllabus for systems for training and certification programmes of non-destructive testing (NDT) personnel in accordance with the requirements of international standard ISO 9712 (2005). The training guidelines developed to date have been used by Member States in formulating their national NDT programmes and to provide local end user industries with a skilled workforce. The present publication accommodates the latest advancements in technology and will continue to play an important role towards international harmonization in the field of NDT.

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Guidebook for the Fabrication of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Test Specimens

Training Course Series 13 Subject Classification: 0500-Industrial Applications IAEA-TCS-13
Language: English
Date Published: 2001

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Master Curve Approach to Monitor Fracture Toughness of Reactor Pressure Vessels in Nuclear Power Plants

IAEA TECDOC 1631 Subject Classification: 0703-Reactor technology IAEA-TECDOC-1631 (ISBN:978-92-0-111009-1) 15.00 Euro;
Language: English
Date Published: 2009


This publication provides information about the master curve approach for assessing the structural integrity of reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) under current and future operation and accident conditions in nuclear power plants (NPPs). This direct measurement of fracture toughness approach is technically superior to the correlative and indirect methods used in the past to assess irradiated RPV integrity. The results in the report should allow utility engineers and scientists to directly measure fracture toughness using small surveillance sized specimens and apply the results using the master curve approach for RPV structural integrity assessment in NPPs.