This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2021. Therefore this version remains current.
ISO 7503 (all parts) and ISO 8769 are addressed to the people responsible for measuring the radioactivity present on solid surfaces.
ISO 7503-2:2016 applies to the evaluation of contamination on surfaces in terms of activity per unit area by an indirect method of measurement.
ISO 7503-2:2016 is applicable to well-defined surfaces, such as those of equipment and facilities, containers of radioactive materials, sealed sources and buildings or land.
ISO 7503-2:2016 can be used for laboratory and equipment/installation control and for remediation and monitoring activities to comply with release criteria.
ISO 7503-2:2016 also refers to institutions/authorities controlling nuclear material transports or material/equipment clearance according to national legislation guideline values or international convention limits.
ISO 7503-2:2016 does not apply to contamination of the skin, clothing or loose material, such as gravel.
NOTE Direct evaluation of surface contamination from alpha-emitters, beta-emitters and photon emitters is dealt with in ISO 7503-1. The calibration of instruments for the evaluation of radioactive surface contaminations is dealt with in ISO 7503-3.
Status : PublishedPublication date : 2016-01
Edition : 2Number of pages : 11
Technical Committee:Radiological protection
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