CNSC invites comments on Draft REGDOC-2.5.5, Design of Industrial Radiography Installations 

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March 9, 2017  - Ottawa, ON – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide comments on draft REGDOC-2.5.5, Design of Industrial Radiography Installations, by June 16, 2017. To review and comment on the regulatory document, visit the REGDOC-2.5.5 Web page. Comments submitted, including names and affiliations, will be made public. 

Draft regulatory document REGDOC-2.5.5 was developed to provide guidance to persons intending to design and construct installations for the purposes of performing industrial radiography. Industrial radiography is a non-destructive method of looking for defects in materials by examining the structures of welds, castings, and building components. A radiography installation is any shielded enclosure, cell or vault where radiography is performed. These installations can be very effective in preventing or minimizing radiation doses to both operators and persons in the vicinity of the radiography work.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

Quick Facts

  • There are currently 109 active industrial radiography licences in Canada.

  • Industrial radiography is conducted across Canada, for industries such as oil and gas processing, maritime vessel maintenance, and building construction.

  • Licensees must ensure that effective measures are in place to limit the radiation exposure to any person as a result of radiography operations wherever they are conducted.

  • The CNSC welcomes feedback on regulatory documents at any time.

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