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6 Radioactive source storage Bunker – is a permanent structure designed for both physical security and radiological protection of the radioactive material contained .5uSv/hr. 1. 1. Permanent Radioactive Source Storage Facilities for Industrial Radiography 1.1 The location of permanent radioactive source storage facility should be located in a completely controlled area and within Saudi Aramco facilities and far from populated building and areas.4 The door and side’s wall must have visible warning signs with radioactive trefoil symbol. 1. 1. 1.3 The storage compartment and storage door must be secured and equipped with lock to prevent entrance by unauthorized or any risk of tampering with or unauthorized removal of the equipment.Storage of Radiography Sources.2 Radioactive materials shall be stored in an isotope storage facility approved by regulatory authority when not in used.5 Radiation level at the outside walls of the radioactive permanent storage must be within limits for general public 2. 1.

1.their in and shall be used only for the storage of sealed radioactive sources. boxes. Personnel authorized to issue and receive sealed radioactive sources include the area RPO or designated representative. This includes for example paper (other than the equipment tracking log and procedure). . containers and associated equipment.7 Under no circumstances shall combustible material be stored in the bunker. solvents etc. 1.8 Storage facilities shall be kept locked at all times with limited distribution of keys. A roster of authorized personnel shall be maintained at the facility. rags.

4 Permits for temporary storage facilities are issued for a period not to exceed 6 months subject to renewal and must be posted along with the approved radiation protection procedure on the surrounding fence. Temporary Storage: 2. time and who a source was issued to. It is the responsibility of the GEH to prepare and submit application for temporary storage facilities they will use on company property regardless of who the Prime Contractor is. conditions. to assume full responsibility in accordance with his procedure and this document. and circumstances associated with the storage facility regardless of who installed it. and when returned and by who. .2 Temporary storage facilities for industrial radiography sealed radioactive sources shall comply with the requirements specified in Appendix 8 of this document.1 GEH shall maintain a utilization log with format approved by the ID-RPO. 2. where it is located at all time. 2. in writing. Storage of radioactive material by another contractor in the same storage pit is not permitted unless GEH who the permit is issued to agrees. The log shall be kept at the storage pit and shall show as a minimum provided date.2. 2.3 GEH is accountable for all activities involved.

Any project work outside of this radius required an approved pit to the provided at site for safe overnight source storage and according to the specification shown in Appendix 8. .2. This distance allows radiographers to travel to a jobsite complete a reasonable amount of work and return safely to their base on the same day. 2. Removal is the responsibility of GEH.5 The temporary storage pit shall be removed and the area restored to pre-installation condition on or before expiration of the permit.6 Temporary storage pit is not permitted the radius of the distance between the jobsite and base is within 30 km.

1.1 Vehicles used for the transport of radioactive material used for industrial radiography shall be equipped with a storage compartment designed for that purpose. ALARA principle shall be applied to reduce radiation levels in the occupant portion of the vehicle.2 Vehicle storage compartment used for industrial radiography exposure device(s) SHALL provide shielding such that the maximum Transport Index does not exceed the requirements of Yellow Label II which is 0.1. The storage compartment Shall be securely affixed to the vehicle by bolts.3. 3. the dose level at any occupant position or exterior surface of the vehicle shall not exceed 7. 3. .3 Radioactive sources and X-ray generators shall be secured by lock and key to prevent (as reasonable as possible) unauthorized removal.5 mSv/hr (50 mRem/hr) at the surface and 0. Transport boxes to be mounted towards the rear of the vehicle farthest from the passenger compartment. 3.1.4 Vehicle used for industrial radiography shall be open bed pick-up truck ¼ to or greater.1 Vehicle Transportation 3. mSv/hr (1 mRem/hr) a one meter. Transportation: 3. or industrial cargo straps* to retain the contents in the event of a vehicle accident and shall be equipped with lock(s) to prevent unauthorized removal of the contents or the box. Further.75 mRem/hr).1. welding.01.5 uSv/hr (0.

the ‘Danger Radiation’ signs affixed on the front and rear of the vehicle shall be temporarily removed or be reversed or covered. 3. All personnel must have in use required personal dosimetry and survey instrumentation at all times when radioactive materials are stored or transported in the vehicle. “Danger Radiation” placard to be posted on three sides of the vehicle (both sides of the vehicle and rear side).1.3. must have received training in radiation protection and be prepared to respond to emergency situations.1. etc. Until otherwise notified.1. helpers.5 Vehicle Placard: According to the KACST (National Radiation Protection Authority) regulation. indicating that there is no radioactive material loaded on the vehicle. the emergency procedure to be followed should be available in the passenger compartment.7 Personnel being transported in a vehicle equipped to transport radioactive material including technicians.1.6 An Emergency Contact information card shall be prominently is played within the passenger compartment of the vehicle clearly identifying that in the even of an emergency. Saudi Aramco vehicles are excluded for this instruction and are allowed to continue with its present practice which Is to securely affixed the placards to the front and rear of the vehicle transporting radioactive materials. Also. drivers. 3. who is to be contacted.8 The maximum permissible speed for vehicular transport of radiographic projectors or shipping containers . 3.

Cobalt-60 projectors typically required 4 individuals to move without the aid of lifting devices. 3.10 Personnel required for transport of radiographic projectors is primarily governed by the number of individuals required to physically transfer the equipment from one vehicle to another.1. .1.of radioactive sources for radiographic projectors is 90 km/hr or the posters sped limit whichever is less. In addition to the two drivers for the vehicles involved in the transport is required. Typically. 3. only one individual is required for the transport (no radiographic assignments) of Ir-992 radiographic projectors.9 Two vehicles equally equipped are required for the transport of Cobalt-60 radiographic projectors.

be preferred for any emergency.4. . 2. Radiation signs indicating “Warning Radioactive Material shall be attached at the end and front-side of the vehicle. radiation levels should not exceed 2 mR (20 µSv) per hour on the surface. the vehicle must be in good operating condition and with an approved container located at the rear end. Exposure device shall be locked and placed in container with radiation warning signs indicating “DANGER” or “CAUTION RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL” 5. This container is designed so that moving of radioactive projector must be prevented. 3. GEH's complete address and contact number shall be written (both Arabic & English) in both front door and rear end of the vehicle. 4. and carry the following safety equipment. 6. 7.' a) Survey meter b) Flashlight c) Radiation Warning Signs d) Barricading Ropes e) Spare Wheels f) Reflective Triangles g) Fire extinguisher h) First Aid Kit. When traveling by road with radioactive material.0 Traveling by Road 1. Survey the radiation level at the storage compartment. Driver must wear his TLD Badge and Dosimeter. DRIVE SAFELY.