Radiation protection during nuclear power plant operation and maintenance

White Paper

White Paper

Effective and detailed nuclear power plant design ensures that all safety and security requirements are fulfilled. Furthermore, it increases public trust in nuclear safety and minimises worker exposure to radiation. It is crucial that any errors or weaknesses in radiation protection measures are detected at an early stage. This enables necessary corrections with minimal time and cost expenditure.

This white paper gives an overview of the design features in reactors and outlines best practices based on operational and maintenance experience. It underpins the necessity to design nuclear power plants in a way, that all required tasks can be performed with comparatively low exposure to radiation referring to ALARA principles.

Why download the whitepaper?

  • Get a summary of our operational experience regarding reactor design features, practices or mitigative measures that have proven to facilitate operation and maintenance tasks from a radiation protection perspective.
  • Get an overview of the most important points regarding the reduction of worker dose rate in terms of general sound engineering practice and layout optimisation: spatial separation / easy access / easy maintenance or repair of components.


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