Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) is available in the environment and varies with location. NORM may be found in oil, gas and water production facilities and accumulated during the drilling and processing of crude oil, natural gas and well waters inside pipes, around valves and inside tanks. Accumulated NORM may produce radioactive pipe scale (a residue left in pipes from drilling oil wells) and sludge that leave sites and equipment contaminated.
Industrial waste like sludge and scales are samples of products might contain NORM. The identification and quantification of NORM assists in radiological risk assessment, leading to the development of safe work practices . Tracerco our partner offers NORM training courses for workers in the field and interested individuals.