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Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM): Detection & Protection in the Petrochemical Industry

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  • Type:
    Conference Presentation
  • Conference Type:
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
  • Presentation Date:
    April 3, 2012
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This paper discusses sources of Radon commonly encountered in the petrochemical industry. Several topics are discussed including: instrumentation needed for companies to effectively monitor for NORM, equipment decontamination, government regulations, and NORM training requirements for personnel working in a facility containing NORM. The paper also addresses how proactive planning will dramatically reduce downtime and employee exposure.



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