Radiation shielding design is a field of nuclear engineering which plays an integral part of a nuclear facilities design.  A radiation shielding specialist uses effective design of shield walls, access labyrinths, shield doors and service penetrations to protect personnel and the public from the harmful effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. Optimisation of a facilities shielding is used as part of a dose optimisation strategy designed to keep any exposures As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP).

Cerberus Nuclear has a highly experienced in-house team which provide radiation shielding design and dose assessment services which cover the full project design life cycle – from project commencement, bulk shielding, detailed design, plant modification through to decommissioning. We are involved in a wide variety of projects across many industry sectors supporting nuclear safety cases for new build facilities, plant modifications, transport and decommissioning.

We are experienced in working directly alongside your engineering design teams to deliver bespoke radiation shielding design solutions which satisfy both safety and engineering requirements.

Radiation shielding design is a field of nuclear engineering which plays an integral part of a nuclear facilities design.  A radiation shielding specialist uses effective design of shield walls, access labyrinths, shield doors and service penetrations to protect personnel and the public from the harmful effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. Optimisation of a facilities shielding is used as part of a dose optimisation strategy designed to keep any exposures As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP).

Cerberus Nuclear has a highly experienced in-house team which provide radiation shielding design and dose assessment services which cover the full project design life cycle – from project commencement, bulk shielding, detailed design, plant modification through to decommissioning. We are involved in a wide variety of projects across many industry sectors supporting nuclear safety cases for new build facilities, plant modifications, transport and decommissioning.

We are experienced in working directly alongside your engineering design teams to deliver bespoke radiation shielding design solutions which satisfy both safety and engineering requirements.

Industry Sectors

> Nuclear

– New Build

– Transport

– Decommissioning

> Medical

– Linac Bunkers 

– Cyclotrons

– X-ray Shielding & Verification

> Research

– X-ray Facilities

– High Energy Research

> Defence

Industry Sectors

> Nuclear

– New Build

– Transport

– Decommissioning

> Medical

– Linac Bunkers 

– Cyclotrons

– X-ray Shielding & Verification

> Research

– X-ray Facilities

– High Energy Research

> Defence

Industry Sectors

> Nuclear

– New Build

– Transport

– Decommissioning

> Medical

– Linac Bunkers 

– Cyclotrons

– X-ray Shielding & Verification

> Research

– X-ray Facilities

– High Energy Research

> Defence

Radiation Shielding Services

> Bulk shielding assessment
> Detailed design of doors & penetrations
> Radiation labyrinth design
> Skyshine assessments
> Criticality Incident Detection (CID) placement
> Emergency planning contours
> Classification of areas
> Dose uptake
> Peer review

Our team are experienced in the use of the latest 3D radiation transport methods combined with our high-power computing cluster to deliver detailed and accurate results quickly and efficiently.

 

MCNP  –  ATTILA  –  SCALE  –  MicroShield

Radiation Shielding Services

> Bulk shielding assessment
> Detailed design of doors & penetrations
> Radiation labyrinth design
> Skyshine assessments
> Criticality Incident Detection (CID) placement
> Emergency planning contours
> Classification of areas
> Dose uptake
> Peer review

Our team are experienced in the use of the latest 3D radiation transport methods combined with our high-power computing cluster to deliver detailed and accurate results quickly and efficiently.

 

     MCNP  –  ATTILA  –  SCALE  –  MicroShield

Shielding Verification

Independent verification of installed radiation safety design features is performed to ensure that the installation satisfies the design intent.

 

Verification of the installed shielding can be performed using documented observation supported by physical measurements as well as critical examination using sealed source radioactive testing. Whilst physical measurements will provide external dimensional information, radioactive sealed source testing can explicitly determine the effectiveness of the implemented shielding.

 

Our team are experienced in shielding verification and the use of highly specialist sealed radiation sources to perform independent critical examination of installed shielding. We regularly work alongside RPAs and construction teams to address verification challenges. Shielding verification at the appropriate construction phase aims to de-risk a project before final commissioning of a facility takes place. This can significantly reduce any potential remediation costs and minimise the impact upon project delivery schedules.

Shielding Verification

Independent verification of installed radiation safety design features is performed to ensure that the installation satisfies the design intent.

 

Verification of the installed shielding can be performed using documented observation supported by physical measurements as well as critical examination using sealed source radioactive testing. Whilst physical measurements will provide external dimensional information, radioactive sealed source testing can explicitly determine the effectiveness of the implemented shielding.

Our team are experienced in shielding verification and the use of highly specialist sealed radiation sources to perform independent critical examination of installed shielding. We regularly work alongside RPAs and construction teams to address verification challenges. Shielding verification at the appropriate construction phase aims to de-risk a project before final commissioning of a facility takes place. This can significantly reduce any potential remediation costs and minimises the impact upon project delivery schedules.

Our early engagement can be highly beneficial and can result in significant savings in terms of time and cost to an overall project.

 

To find out more contact us at nuclear@cerberusnuclear.com