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Kinectrics Dosimetry Laboratory

The Kinectrics Dosimetry Lab has commenced operations.

Kinectrics is the first independent service provider of alpha dosimetry services in Canada.

The Kinectrics Dosimetry Lab is capable of analyzing both urine and fecal samples to the detection limits required by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and / or by administrative limits. The lab can handle more than 5,000 urine samples per year (approximately 25 per day) for screening purposes during an event or during major shifts in personnel. Several hundred fecal samples per year can be processed for cases which warrant further investigation.

All common alpha emitters (U, Pu, Am, Cm, etc.) are measured in fecal samples with a radiation detection limit of 300 - 500 uBq / sample with a 24-hour count using alpha spectrometer.

Sector-field ICPMS is used to measure Pu-239/240 in urine with a radiation detection limit of 2-5 uBq / sample for screening purposes. Standard response times of 2 weeks are expected. Source term characterization (also offered) is required for dose assignment and modeling.

Analysis of bioassay samples from nuclear power workers by the Kinectrics Dosimetry Lab can be used to better predict the potential alpha dose received during reactor refurbishment and maintenance activities.

Through the alpha dosimetry program, the Canadian nuclear power industry can further demonstrate that the protective equipment and procedures in place during refurbishment and maintenance activities are successful in protecting their workforce from contamination.

Kinectrics Alpha Dosimetry Lab Accreditation Status

  • Accredited to ISO / IEC 17025 for the measurement of alpha emitters in both urine and fecal samples from the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) under CAN-P-4E.
  • Licensed as a Dosimetry Service Provider by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) under Regulatory Standard S-106.