Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM): Detection & Protection in the Petrochemical Industry
- Type: Conference Presentation
- Conference Type:
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Presentation Date:
April 3, 2012
- Skill Level:
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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.