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NEA-1755 SCIP V1.1.

SCIP, Radioactive Surface Contamination Investigation Program

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM

SCIP V1.1.

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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
SCIP V1.1 NEA-1755/01 Tested 13-FEB-2008

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-1755/01 PC Windows PC Windows
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

The Surface Contamination Investigation Program (SCIP) is a program for assessing the doses to both transport workers and members of the public from radioactive contamination on the surface of packages. The program models five package types covering the range commonly transported in both the UK and in other countries. These are a small manually handled package, a small remotely handled package, a large remotely handled package, an EU nuclear fuel flask and a UK nuclear fuel flask. The exposure pathways assessed are from both internal and external irradiation. Internal irradiation results from the inhalation and inadvertent ingestion of material from the package surface. External irradiation is from material present on the skin and from material on the package or from activity that has been deposited onto the ground surface in the vicinity of the package. The package types and pathways used in this current model have been adapted from those described in an earlier model developed by an IAEA Co-ordinated Research Project (CRP) on this topic.

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4. METHODS

The methodology used in SCIP v1.1 is based on the CRP methodology. The program allows users to enter their own scenario specific parameters, rather than those defined for the CRP. The same basic four package types have been kept ("small manual", "small remote", "large remote", and a "European fuel flask") with the addition of a UK specification fuel flask.

 

A number of different scenarios can be modelled using SCIP v1.1 by entering parameters such as package type, distance from package, time of exposure, and activity concentration on the package. The flexibility of the program allows for other situations to be modelled with parameter values chosen by the user.

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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

The code is interactive.

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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-1755/01 13-FEB-2008 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES
NEA-1755/01, included references:
- SJ Watson, JS Hughes, AL Jones and WB Oatway:
Surface Contamination Investigation Program User Guide
NRPB-EA/14/2004, August 2004
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
NEA-1755/01
This version was tested at the NEA Databank on a PC with 3GHz INTEL Pentium 4.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NEA-1755/01 VISUAL BASIC
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
NEA-1755/01
This version was tested at the NEA Databank under WINDOWS XP Professional.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

The code was developed using Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 and only the executable is available. Because of the development environment adopted the code is not portable on platforms other than IBM PC under WINDOWS.

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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

SJ Watson, JS Hughes, AL Jones and WB Oatway
National Radiological Protection Board
Chilton
Didcot
Oxon OX11 0RQ

UK

 

The program SCIP v1.1 (Surface Contamination Investigation Program) is based on the methodology created by an IAEA Co-ordinated Research Project (CRP) modelling group (Warner Jones and Hughes, 2003)

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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-1755/01
SCIPUserGuide.pdf Documentation in PDF format
Setup.exe for installing SCIP (Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0)
Support files
nuclide database
Existing scenarios data
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17. CATEGORIES
  • G. Radiological Safety, Hazard and Accident Analysis

Keywords: dose rates, ingestion, inhalation, modelling, radioactive contamination.