Radiation Protection Services Center
Introduction:

Radiation Science is a source of tools and Technologies that help to address some of the most pressing issue of our time, human health, food and agriculture, industry, energy and environmental management. In many cases the information gathered by applying radiation based technologies simply cannot be obtained through any other means, nor can impressive results.

Radiation based Technologies, many of which have proven effective over decades of use in the developed world, now contribute virtually to every sector of society. In keeping with the underlying principles of the United Nations, the IAEA is committed to ensuring that all of its Member States have equal access to the advantages offered by these powerful tools. In return, the States must accept the responsibility for protecting the public and the environment from radiation exposure. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia all such activities are carried out under supervision of King Abdul Aziz City for Science & Technology (KACST), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Technology Experts Radiation Protection Department is one of the main Departments in the Company, where it serves the clients according to the regulations of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).

TEC’s Radiation Protection services are approved and recognized by KACST through different official licenses. Prof. Dr. Mohammed Farouk Ahmed is the manager of the department taking the main responsibility with other assistants giving a solid consultation and scientific solutions to different clients to fulfill their needs.

TEC’s Radiation Protection Department’s motive is to offer services for protection of people against exposure to ionizing radiation, radioactive substances, and safety handling of radioactive sources including means for achieving such protection and safety. It encompasses the various procedures and devices for keeping people’s doses and risks as low as can be reasonably achieved and below prescribed dose constraints. This is in addition to the means for preventing accidents and mitigating the consequences of accidents, should they occure.

 

Services Offered by TEC, Radiation Protection Services Center

TEC’s Radiation Protection Department has a proven record in the following services and specialties.
1- Services for Radiation Analysis, Measurements, Radiation Survey and Contamination Monitoring:

  • Conduction of Radioactivity Measurements and Analysis of different samples (soil, water, plants, air and food stuffs), and issuance of certificates on radioactive contamination levels in these samples. Our laboratories are certified from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
  • Conduction of measurements of Radon concentrations in dwellings and mines, determining the concentration of radioactive gases in working environments, and determination of the required ventilation rate.
  • Conduction of Radiation dose rate surveys of different radiation fields and dose assessment in working environment around radiation sources.
  • Monitoring of Radioactive contamination and conduction of wipe tests of radioactive sources, and carrying out decontamination processes.
  • Issuance of valid certificates for samples free from radioactive contamination, after conduction of accurate measurements.
  • Safe handling, storage and disposal of radioactive waste in accordance with the national regulations.
  • Safe transport of radioactive sources inside the Kingdom, including supply of these sources, and execution of all transport processes of sources or radioactive waste.

2- Preparation of Radiation Protection Programs (RPP), Codes of Practices for licensing practices with Radiation Sources.

  • Preparing the Radiation Protection Program, Emergency plans, quality assurance programs for licensing different practices, and preparation of local rules for the safe use of radiation sources in Installations.
  • Completing all administrative requirements, technical equipments and training requirements necessary to acquire a license.
  • Training of Radiation Safety Officers on the proper procedure for completing forms for licensing the practice.
  • Preparation of Codes of Practices, and guidance needed for the licenses.
  • Preparation of annual safety analyses reports for different installations and training of the Radiation Safety Officers to prepare them.
  • Formation of local response teams, training them for the fast response to an emergency situation.
  • Offering consultative services for the radiation safety officers for enhancing their technical and organizational expertise.

3- Site Selection for Radiation Facilities & their Design

  • Site selection for Radiation facilities such as waste disposal facilities, irradiation facilities, x-ray machines, and nuclear accelerators, permanent and temporary radioactive depositories.
  • Selection and design of stores for radiation sources and radioactive materials, and for different enclosures for fixed industrial gamma and x-ray radiography.
  • Design of radiation barriers and shields and calculation of their thicknesses, (both primary and secondary barriers), for different radioactive sources, x-ray machines, nuclear accelerators, neutron sources and generators, and different facilities for fixed industrial gamma and x-ray radiography.

4- Acting as a National consultative house, offering the expertise & supplying other services related to protection against ionizing radiation.


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TRAINING COURCES ON RADIATION PROTECTION

1- INTRODUCTION:

Training in the field of Protection against Ionizing Radiation and safety of radiation sources is one of the main activities of the Technology Experts Company (TEC). The company has got the authorization from the regulatory authority (KACST) & from general authority for tech. education & occupational training for carrying out this training. Some of the training courses which are offered by Tech. Experts in the field are:

2- COURSES IN RADIATION PROTECTION:

a- Courses for qualification of RPO:
This course is assigned to qualify Radiation Protection Officers (RPO) to get personal licensing from the regulatory authority to act as RPO, in installations, dealing with radiation sources in the following practices:

- Industrial radiography.
- Nuclear gauging.
- Scientific research & educational practices.
- Radiotherapy.
- Irradiation facilities.
- Nuclear medicine.
- Well logging
- Waste disposal management.
- Safe transport of radioactive material.

The courses (see table 1) are held in Arabic & English languages, each of 48 hours lessons. In addition 2-3 h. are added for some specialties, separately.

Additional courses may be held for installations at their location, provided that the course expenses will be covered by this installation. Due to the high standard of the teaching staff and their long experience in radiation protection the rate of success in the qualifying exam for our participants is the highest.

b- Training Courses in (RP) for radiation workers:
Since the Saudi national regulations require proper training of radiation workers & operators in Radiation Protection (RP) prior to permitting them to work with radiation, (TEC) is conducting training courses for these workers in the practical aspects of radiation protection in the mentioned practices in the previous paragraph. The training is conducted on job with devices and equipments used by the workers or operators. The duration of the courses varies between 18 and 30 hours depending on the type of practice.

c- Training courses for management staff:

The Saudi national regulations, also require that high management staff of installations, which deal with radiation sources should attend a training course assigned for this staff, before licensing the practice. (TEC) is also authorized to conduct this training course, which is held at the installation itself, for not less than 9 hours.

d- Training Course on radwaste management:

This course deals with the radioactive waste management according to the regulations for handling of radioactive waste in Saudi Arabia. The course lasts for 24 hours, and is planed in accordance with the real needs of the practices.

e- Awareness courses (RP):

These courses are tailored in accordance with the levels of participants and requirements. It deals with different application of ionizing radiation and radioactive materials.

f- Course on radiation survey and wipe tests:

The course is dedicated to practical training on dose & dose rate measurements, surveying different radiation fields and measurements of radioactive contamination and conduction of wipe tests.
Other courses on radiation protection & safety of radiation sources may be designed and tailored upon request of the users of the radiation sources.
Any other training courses, in radiation protection, safe handling of radiation sources, and safe transport of radioactive material.


 

List of Clients Benefited by TEC Radiation
Protection Department

Hospitals:

  • King Faisal Specialist Hospital (Riyadh).
  • Saudi German Hospital (Riyadh)
  • Saad Hospital ( Al-Khobar)
  • Dellah Hospital (Riyadh)
  • King Fahad Hospital for National Guard
  • King Khalid Educational Hospital

    Governmental Ministries:

  • General Directorate of Water (Qassim Area)
  • Ministry of Defense and Aviation ( General Directorate of Arms and
  • Ammunition)
  • Ministry of Water (Boraydah Water Treatment Plant)
  • King Abdul Aziz City for Science & Technology

    Universities:

  • King Abdul Aziz University (Jeddah)
  • King Saud University (Riyadh)
  • King Fahad University for Petroleum & Minerals
  • Girls College (Riyadh)
  • Girls College (Tayef University)

    Industries:

  • Middle East Schlumberger (Al-Khobar)
  • Saudi Aramco (Dhahran)
  • Al-Waha Petrochemical (Al-Jubail)
  • Petrochemya SABIC (Al-Jubail)
  • Kemya SABIC (Al-Jubail)
  • Ibn Rushd SABIC (Yanbu)
  • AL-Rajhi Hadeed (Jeddah)
  • Arabian Labs. (Riyadh)
  • Saudi Labs. (Riyadh)
  • Dar al Khaleej Geotechnical (Riyadh)
  • Riyadh Geotechnical (Riyadh)
  • Middle East Paper co. ( Jeddah )
  • Ameera Medical (Riyadh)
  • Al-Rashid Trading & Contracting Co. (Hail)
  • Arrayan Palstic Co. (Riyadh)
  • Insurap waterproofing and rapping Co. (Riyadh)
  • Pipes and well Services (Dammam)
  • Saudi Paper Manufacturing Co. (Dammam)
  • Zamil Steel Factory (Dammam)
  • Eastern Cement Company ( Al-Khobar)
  • Nejran Cement Company (Nejran)
  • Yamama Cement Company (Riyadh).

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    TABLE 1: SCHEDULED TRAINING COURSES IN RADIATION PROTECTION
    FOR QUALIFYING (RPO), UP TO END OF 2013


    No

    The course Title

    Course date

    Duration (hours)

    (SR)
    Per person

    From

    To

    1

    34th course (English)

    Sat, Feb, 09, 2013

    Thu, Feb, 14, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    2

    39th course (Arabic)

    Sat. Feb, 16, 2013

    Thu, Feb, 21, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    KACST EXAM for RPO will be on Saturday, March, 02, 2013

    3

    35th course (English)

    Sat, May, 25, 2013

    Thu, May, 30, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    4

    40th course (Arabic)

    Sat. June, 01, 2013

    Thu, June, 06, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    KACST EXAM for RPO expected to be on Saturday, June, 15, 2013

    5

    36thh course (English)

    Sat, Sept, 14, 2013

    Thu, Sep, 19, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    6

    41th course (Arabic)

    Sat. Sep, 21, 2013

    Thu, Sep, 26, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    KACST EXAM for RPO expected to be on Saturday, Oct, 05, 2013

    5

    38thh course (English)

    Sat, Dec, 14, 2013

    Thu, Dec, 19, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    6

    42th course (Arabic)

    Sat. Dec, 21, 2013

    Thu, Dec, 26, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    KACST EXAM for RPO expected to be on on Saturday, Jan, 11, 2014



    TABLE 2: SCHEDULED TRAINING COURSES IN RADIATION PROTECTION
    FOR QUALIFYING (RPO), UP TO END OF 2013

    No

    The course Title

    Course date

    Duration (hours)

    (SR)
    Per person

    From

    To

    1

    35th course (English)

    Sat, April, 20, 2013

    Thu, April, 25, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    2

    40th course (Arabic)

    Sat. April, 27, 2013

    Thu, May, 02, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    KACST EXAM for RPO will be on Saturday, May, 11, 2013

    3

    36th course (English)

    Sat, Aug, 17, 2013

    Thu, Aug, 22, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    4

    41th course (Arabic)

    Sat. Aug, 24, 2013

    Thu, Aug, 29, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    KACST EXAM for RPO is expected to be on Saturday,  Sep, 07, 2013

    5

    38th course (English)

    Sat, Nov, 23, 2013

    Thu, Nov, 28, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    6

    42th course (Arabic)

    Sat. Nov, 30, 2013

    Thu, Dec, 05, 2013

    48- 50

    3500

    KACST EXAM for RPO is expected to be on Saturday, Dec, 14,  2013



    To download the registration form for the above training courses Click here.

    Please fill in the registration form and send it by e-mail to:
    mfarouk@t-experts.com OR zaho2009@t-experts.com


    • Arabic and English courses will be held at Al- Gosaibi hotel at Al-Khobar.
    • Lunch will be offered daily due to the full day study (from 8 AM to 5 PM, daily including Thursday). Refreshments and breakfast will be, also, offered free.
    • Other courses, may be conducted by request of the installation, at any location convenient to this installation, provided that the number of participants is not less than 10.

    For discussing all your technological needs or for getting more information, Please contact any of our branches at the following telephones and address:

    The main branch (ARRIYADH)
    Tel: 012052008    Or    012783250      Fax: 012052009

    Al-Khobar branch (AL-KHOBAR)
    Tel: 038677970    Or    038677973      Fax: 038677974

    Or contact, directly, the sponsor of the training:
    Prof. Dr. Mohammed Farouk Ahmed
    Manager of Radiation Protection Services Center.
    mobile: 0501426651.
    e-mail: mfarouk@t-experts.com

    Know safety, no injury.
    No safety, know injury.




    Or Contact The Coordinator of the training: Eng. Ahmad Zaho
    mobile: 0560364840
    e- mail: zaho2009@t-experts.com
    website: www.t-experts.com


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