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Title: Air and smear sample calculational tool for Fluor Hanford Radiological control

Abstract

A spreadsheet calculation tool was developed to automate the calculations performed for determining the concentration of airborne radioactivity and smear counting as outlined in HNF-13536, Section 5.2.7, ''Analyzing Air and Smear Samples''. This document reports on the design and testing of the calculation tool. Radiological Control Technicians (RCTs) will save time and reduce hand written and calculation errors by using an electronic form for documenting and calculating work place air samples. Current expectations are RCTs will perform an air sample and collect the filter or perform a smear for surface contamination. RCTs will then survey the filter for gross alpha and beta/gamma radioactivity and with the gross counts utilize either hand calculation method or a calculator to determine activity on the filter. The electronic form will allow the RCT with a few key strokes to document the individual's name, payroll, gross counts, instrument identifiers; produce an error free record. This productivity gain is realized by the enhanced ability to perform mathematical calculations electronically (reducing errors) and at the same time, documenting the air sample.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FH (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (US)
OSTI Identifier:
814769
Report Number(s):
HNF-17040, Rev.0
HNF-EDC-03-17175; TRN: US0304363
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 Jul 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; CALCULATION METHODS; DESIGN; SURFACE CONTAMINATION; TESTING; RADIATION PROTECTION; HANFORD RESERVATION; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; AIR SAMPLE; SMEAR SAMPLE; RADIOLOGICAL CONTROL; HANFORD

Citation Formats

BAUMANN, B L. Air and smear sample calculational tool for Fluor Hanford Radiological control. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/814769.
BAUMANN, B L. Air and smear sample calculational tool for Fluor Hanford Radiological control. United States. doi:10.2172/814769.
BAUMANN, B L. Fri . "Air and smear sample calculational tool for Fluor Hanford Radiological control". United States. doi:10.2172/814769. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/814769.
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abstractNote = {A spreadsheet calculation tool was developed to automate the calculations performed for determining the concentration of airborne radioactivity and smear counting as outlined in HNF-13536, Section 5.2.7, ''Analyzing Air and Smear Samples''. This document reports on the design and testing of the calculation tool. Radiological Control Technicians (RCTs) will save time and reduce hand written and calculation errors by using an electronic form for documenting and calculating work place air samples. Current expectations are RCTs will perform an air sample and collect the filter or perform a smear for surface contamination. RCTs will then survey the filter for gross alpha and beta/gamma radioactivity and with the gross counts utilize either hand calculation method or a calculator to determine activity on the filter. The electronic form will allow the RCT with a few key strokes to document the individual's name, payroll, gross counts, instrument identifiers; produce an error free record. This productivity gain is realized by the enhanced ability to perform mathematical calculations electronically (reducing errors) and at the same time, documenting the air sample.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 11 00:00:00 EDT 2003},
month = {Fri Jul 11 00:00:00 EDT 2003}
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