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RPT-111 Course Overview. Course Grading – Weighted Average – Mid-Term Exam – 30% – Final Exam – 40% – Course Project – 20% – Attendance – 10%

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1 RPT-111 Course Overview

2 Course Grading – Weighted Average – Mid-Term Exam – 30% – Final Exam – 40% – Course Project – 20% – Attendance – 10%

3 RPT-111 Course Overview Contact Requirements/Info – via angel – When possible, contact prior to absence – Except for emergencies, only 2 excused absences for the quarter Course Exams – Combination of multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the- blanks, essay, and math problems (where appropriate) – Mid-Term – Modules 1 – Final – Comprehensive

4 RPT-111 Course Overview Course Organization – MOD 1 – Radioactivity and Radioactive Decay Demonstrate ability to read and interpret information contained in the Chart of the Nuclides Identify types of radioactive decay (α, β, γ, ε, and IT) Characterize α, β, γ, ε, and n (i.e., physical properties) Use basic equations to describe each type of decay Describe neutron activation using basic equations Identify and use radiological quantities and units, including activity (Ci and Bq, dps, dpm), exposure (roentgens), absorbed dose (rads and grays), and dose equivalent (rems and sieverts)

5 RPT-111 Course Overview Discuss complex decay schemes, such as natural decay chains, reactor-produced decay chain, and equilibrium isotopes (secular, transient, or no equilibrium) Trace decay schemes to stability using the Chart of the Nuclides Use exponential equations and appropriate graphs (linear and semi-log) to perform radioactive decay calculations

6 RPT-111 Course Overview – MOD 2 – Internal and External Exposure Control Equate radioactivity to dose rate through simple rules of thumb and associated calculations for various source geometries (e.g., 6CEN, point source, line source, plane source) Identify, calculate, and use the following significant dose terms: – Deep dose – Eye [lens, shallow, effective (using weighting factors)] – Committed (using in vivo and in vitro measurements and intake retention fractions) – Committed effective (using in vivo and in vitro measurements and intake retention fractions) – Total effective – Total organ dose equivalents

7 RPT-111 Course Overview – MOD 3 – Operational Health Physics Identify and quantify major sources of natural background radiation: – Cosmic radiation – Uranium and thorium decay chains – 40 K – Radon gas, including daughter products Identify and quantify the following man-made sources of background radiation: – Medical diagnostic X-rays – Radio pharmaceuticals

8 RPT-111 Course Overview – Consumer products (television, luminous dials) – Weapons tests – Air travel Identify and quantify potential sources of exposure to public from: – Plant liquid and gaseous effluent releases – Transporting radioactive materials – Major accidents Identify specific isotopes of concern in power reactors during operation and following shutdown

9 RPT-111 Course Overview Identify and quantify the following major sources of radiation in the plant that contribute to worker exposures: – Primary system piping and components – Inside containment during power operation – Primary system filters and demineralizers – Radwaste process systems – Radiography Identify conditions that preclude safe work in the vicinity of system components

10 RPT-111 Course Overview Plant safety and containment: – Chemical and volume control (PWR) – Circulating water – Condensate spray – CRDM – Emergency core cooling systems – Feedwater – Main steam – Offgas (BWR) – Post-accident sampling

11 RPT-111 Course Overview – Pressurizer (PWR) – Pressurizer relief (PWR) – Radiation monitoring – Reactor coolant – Reactor water cleanup (BWR) – Recirculation (BWR) – Residual heat removal/shutdown cooling – Suppression pool (BWR) Draw a basic system block diagram Identify the basic interrelationships with other plant systems


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