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  • Main Title Hanford External Dosimetry Technical Basis Manual PNL-MA-842


  • Author: Rathbone, Bruce A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington
    Additional Info: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)


  • Creation: 2011-04-04


  • English


  • Content Description: The Hanford External Dosimetry Technical Basis Manual PNL-MA-842 documents the design and implementation of the external dosimetry system used at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford site. The manual describes the dosimeter design, processing protocols, dose calculation methodology, radiation fields encountered, dosimeter response characteristics, limitations of dosimeter design under field conditions, and makes recommendations for effective use of the dosimeters in the field. The manual describes the technical basis for the dosimetry system in a manner intended to help ensure defensibility of the dose of record at Hanford and to demonstrate compliance with requirements of 10 CFR 835, the DOE Laboratory Accreditation Program, the DOE Richland Operations Office, DOE Office of River Protection, DOE Pacific Northwest Office of Science, and Hanford’s DOE contractors. The dosimetry system is operated by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Hanford External Dosimetry Program which provides dosimetry services to PNNL and all Hanford contractors. The primary users of this manual are DOE and DOE contractors at Hanford using the dosimetry services of PNNL. Development and maintenance of this manual is funded directly by DOE and DOE contractors. Its contents have been reviewed and approved by DOE and DOE contractors at Hanford through the Hanford Personnel Dosimetry Advisory Committee which is chartered and chaired by DOE-RL and serves as means of coordinating dosimetry practices across contractors at Hanford. This manual was established in 1996. Since its inception, it has been revised many times and maintained by PNNL as a controlled document with controlled distribution. The first revision to be released through PNNL’s Electronic Records & Information Capture Architecture database was designated Revision 0. Revision numbers that are whole numbers reflect major revisions typically involving significant changes to all chapters in the document. Revision numbers that include a decimal fraction reflect minor revisions, usually restricted to selected chapters or selected pages in the document. Maintenance and distribution of controlled hard copies of the manual by PNNL was discontinued beginning with Revision 0.2.
  • Physical Description: PDFN


  • Keyword: Personnel Dosimetry
  • Keyword: Processing
  • Keyword: Radiation
  • Keyword: Contractors
  • Keyword: Dosimetry
  • Keyword: Radiations
  • Keyword: Recommendations
  • Keyword: Compliance
  • Keyword: Dosimeter
  • Keyword: Dosemeters
  • Keyword: Tld
  • Keyword: Architecture
  • Keyword: Rivers Radiation
  • Keyword: Distribution
  • Keyword: Doelap
  • Keyword: External Dosimetry
  • Keyword: Radiation Dose
  • STI Subject Categories: 61 Radiation Protection And Dosimetry
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Thermoluminescence
  • Keyword: Radiation Protection
  • Keyword: Richland
  • Keyword: Implementation
  • Keyword: Maintenance
  • Keyword: Advisory Committees


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: PNNL-15750 Rev. 1.2
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1010869
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1010869
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc840608