The mission of the AERB is to ensure the use of ionising radiation and nuclear energy in India does not cause undue risk to the health of people and the environment.

Industrial Radiography

Approvals have to be obtained through eLORA only

eLORA guidelines for Industrial Radiography


About Industrial Radiography

Industries use a testing method called “radiography” to check for defects in metal parts and welds to ensure safety /durability in the products in a Non-Destructive manner. Testing on gas /oil pipelines in the field is called “open field radiography”. Industrial radiography uses either x-rays or gamma rays. X-ray radiography is generally used in a fixed location. Here, radiation hazard exists only when these equipment are turned on. Industrial radiography devices using radioactive sealed source emit gamma rays and are portable. There is an inbuilt shielding to protect workers from the radiation in both type of equipment.

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Safety Issues

Potential for exposure from the radiation sources exists when the equipment is mishandled; source is removed by unauthorized persons or theft. The high gamma source has the potential of causing severe burns when handled without any protection.


Source should never be handled in this manner!!


It can result in severe burns as shown

 

AERB Safety Surveillance


AERB safety surveillance requirements are governed by the Atomic Energy (Radiation Protection Rules), 2004. It involves ensuring safety in the design and operation of the device by stage-wise issuance of consents and extensive training programs for radiographers.

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