ANTECH has experience in the measurement and characterisation of a wide variety of radioactive waste, including waste containing Special Nuclear Material (uranium, plutonium and tritium). ANTECH systems are designed to measure contact and remote handled waste including:

        • Exempt and Very Low-Level waste (VLLW).
        • Low Level Waste (LLW).
        • Intermediate Level Waste (ILW).
        • Transuranic Waste (TRU).
        • Plutonium Contaminated Material (PCM).
        • LLW / TRU and LLW / PCM segregation and LLW characterisation.
        • Remote Handled (RH) Waste.

ANTECH personnel are experienced in all aspects of waste measurement including gamma ray spectroscopy analysis, active and passive neutron counting and the interpretation to matrix effects and other factors contributing to measurement errors. Our staff has extensive experience in providing Waste Measurement Services at customer sites, including:

        • Supply and lease of measurement and characterisation equipment and waste container handling equipment.
        • Measurement instrument operation staff.
        • Data analysis and review (including data certification to national standards).
        • On-site technical and instrument calibration support.
        • On-site maintenance.

ANTECH provides a comprehensive radioactive waste measurement and data analysis service that meets regulatory requirements in the US and in Europe.
Our proven expertise in waste characterisation uniquely qualifies our personnel in the development of measurement protocols to meet a wide range of characterisation and regulatory requirements. ANTECH personnel are experienced in satisfying industry standard waste acceptance criteria (WAC), data quality objectives (DQO) and in meeting site specific operating and waste handling procedures and controls.

Radioactive waste drums

ANTECH Waste Measurement Services are provided in three distinct phases;

  • Phase 1 – Deployment, during which ANTECH works pro-actively with the end user to provide a safe and successful deployment of the ANTECH equipment to the end user site. During this phase, all necessary work instructions, risk assessments and method statements are reviewed and processed to ensure a safe service. Once approved, ANTECH service team members deliver the system(s) to the site, in compliance with site rules and processes.
  • Phase 2 – Measurement Campaign, during which the ANTECH service team carry out measurements utilising the system. Throughout this phase, ANTECH subject matter experts (SME) provide technical reviews of the measurements, and the ANTECH quality assurance team ensure the quality and compliance of the measurements with the ANTECH and customer QA processes.
  • Phase 3 – Demobilisation and Project close out, during which any outstanding measurement reports are submitted, any questioned results discussed with the end user, and any necessary documentation for the removal of the equipment completed. The equipment is removed from the end user site and the service is concluded.

Measurement Quality Assurance

ANTECH measurement services are all provided with a high level of quality assurance, as it is as critical as the measurement systems themselves. ANTECH’s Integrated Management System (AIMS) has distinct processes and controls for the provision of measurement services. All measurement services are provided in compliance with this QA system.

ANTECH’s measurement services processes for the HRGS assay of bulk “dumpy” bags and 200L drums utilising the CHARMS, IMAGE and UDASS measurement systems have been accredited by UKAS to IEC/ISO 17025. This approach is applied to all ANTECH measurement services, even where not accredited to ensure that the results of the system meet the stringent requirements to assure the end user of the quality of the results.

Copies of the ANTECH accreditation and quality assurance summaries are provided below.

ANTECH Services Quality Assurance

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ANTECH Measurement Services Overview

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ANTECH Measurement Services Accreditation

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