DS540 - Radiation Safety for Industrial Radiography

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Revision von SSG-11


Specific Safety Guide

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Background Information

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 3, Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards, establishes requirements for the protection of people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation and for the safety of radiation sources. The implementation of these requirements helps to ensure that the number of people exposed to radiation and their doses are kept as low as reasonably achievable and helps to prevent incidents or to mitigate their consequences.

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-11, Radiation Safety in Industrial Radiography, is intended to implement the requirements of GSR Part 3 in respect of the radiation sources used in industrial radiography. However, the publication, issued in 2011, predates GSR Part 3 and several other relevant safety standards.

As proposed during a consultancy meeting in March 2022, the revised publication will keep the same title, while the table of contents will be updated and the publication will include additional safety and security aspects.

This Safety Guide will offer recommendations and guidance for ensuring radiation safety and nuclear security in industrial radiography. This includes conventional industrial radiography using X ray generators and gamma sources, as well as use of hand-held X ray generators, computed tomography (CT) scanners and accelerators for industrial radiography.

This Safety Guide will cover safety and nuclear security measures to be applied throughout the lifetime of a source, i.e. from cradle to grave. Namely, it will address safety and nuclear security measures to be applied by a manufacturer of sources and equipment, import and export, maintenance, use of radiation sources in different configurations (on site, in shielded enclosures, and using cabinets), during transport of radioactive sources, and during the management of disused sources. Recommendations will be provided for planned exposure situations and emergency exposure situations related to industrial radiography.

The use of gamma radiography underwater and the use of neutron radiography are relatively rare. These techniques require specific safety assessments and procedures. These techniques will not be specifically addressed in this publication, although measures such as provision of adequate shielding and ensuring that radiation doses are kept as low as reasonably achievable are applicable.

Recommendations relating to techniques of industrial radiography, such as techniques for producing a quality radiograph, are provided in IAEA-TECDOC-628/Rev. 3, Training Guidelines in Non-destructive Testing Techniques, 2013 Edition.

This Safety Guide will not cover X ray generators and other radiation sources used for security and Other Radiation Sources Used for Inspection Purposes and for Non-medical Human Imaging. Recommendations on these are provided in SSG-55.