normtec is a Small CONSULTANCY & SERVICE company Specialising in RADIOACTIVE and Other HAZARDOUS MATERIALs.
We provide scientific consultancy and assessment services in three key fields:
1. The Oil & Gas industry and their contractors: specialising in management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) including Surveys, Operations, Transport, Disposal and Training
To advise and provide solutions – for example:
To provide support, sampling & assessment:
GENERIC Project Responsibilities
normtec will be responsible to client management for advice and supporting services delivering safe and regulatory compliant policies for radioactive and other hazardous materials. We seek and deliver solutions consistent with ‘Best Practice’, company values and government legislation.
We have over 100 years practical & managerial knowledge within our small team with with first hand operational experience in many fields within the nuclear and similar industries; including Radiological Protection, Decontamination, Decommissioning and Waste Management and R&D projects. We have gained recognition through international papers and national articles with noteworthy appointments on UK Working Parties and credited with three Patents. Past appointments include managerial, supervisory, safety and QA posts in facilities handling hazardous materials such as uranium, plutonium, tritium, beryllium, thermite and sodium.
normtec was established in
2001 and commissioned to manage the impact of Naturally Occurring
Radioactive Materials (NORM) throughout the life cycle of an Oil and Gas
exploration site set in an environmentally sensitive location in the
Our qualifications include practical and theoretical certification in Plant and Analytical Chemistry. We are fully trained and experienced Radiological Protection Supervisors (RPS) with recognised industrial training and standards in High Pressure Water Jetting, COSHH, Safety Management, and Quality Auditing. Moreover, our CVs demonstrate capability in a myriad projects from cleaning highly contaminated nuclear facilities to remediation of land and listed buildings. Since 2001 we have been able to transfer much of this experience across to other industries; particularly the Oil & Gas Sector in the Management of NORM.
Recent/Current normtec tasks include:
to an accredited waste management company; providing On-Site assessment and waste
treatment of NORM wastes in the
Our experience includes
key roles in practical operations in many locations in the
NORM Survey of
a gas distribution depot in the
analytical methods for ‘Free Release’ in the
Ø Radioactive transport, storage and tracking procedures
Ø Fallout scenarios in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical protection
Ø Decontamination/Decommissioning of valves/vessels contaminated with oil and NORM
Ø R&D to decontaminate lead bricks contaminated with fission products
Ø Worker protection, control & containment of hazardous materials
Ø LSA/NORM de-scaling of tubulars, waste conditioning and disposal
Ø Defence papers for a client facing prosecution
Ø Sampling and conditioning of NORM wastes
Ø Radiochemical contamination studies in paint and metals
Ø Preparation of a large filter unit contaminated with polonium for safe transport
removal/disposal of toxic paint from a dockside crane in
Ø BPM studies in waste management and environmental options
Ø Risk assessments, accountancy and control of materials, wastes and discharges
Ø Proactive in R&D relating to NORM issues with Universities and IAEA
of nuclear plant in
Ø Site assessment of a Sahara Oil & Gas Field
Ø Consultant for the safe remediation of radioactive, biological & chemical hazards
Ø Decontamination of highly radioactive facilities rooms and caves.
Thus, we have proven abilities in many challenging projects, including safe decontamination and decommissioning of radioactive and hazardous facilities, plant and equipment. Indeed, we communicate our experience to others through conferences and local presentations to management and workers alike.
Commitment: Health, Safety,
Environmental and Quality Performance
Safety. Our priority is safety - to ourselves, work colleagues, the public and the environment. We will identify hazards, assess the risks associated with our activities and take appropriate action to manage risk. We work with our clients to meet their safety objectives and require our contractors to meet these standards too.
Quality Assurance. We adopt our clients’ quality requirements and are committed to ensuring these and associated HSSE aspects are satisfied.
We work closely with clients to meet and if possible exceed expectations and it is good to receive some acknowledgement from time to time. A few are reproduced below:
Normtec regularly prepare NORM wastes for disposal and provide, as part of the service, supporting analysis and documentation for disposal and regulatory reporting. Following our operations in 2011 we received the following commendation from one of our regular clients:
Thanks for this information. I will discuss your suggestion with …………….. during their annual audit in November before committing to procedural changes and acquisition of the reference.
I should also say that assistance given last year to help material enter landfill, your recognised standards of work at site and peripheral work such as that identified in your mail below caused us to commend normtec to ………………………. at a recent site meeting.
We have also been approached to chair an International Conference on NORM
I am looking for a Chairman for the NORM conference which I have produced. I was wondering whether you would consider taking up this position or indeed whether you have any suggestions as to who could take on that position.
I have attached the NORM brochure for your perusal and I would be very grateful if you would be able to let me know if you are able to participate.
Our contributions have been are recognised and we come recommended by a major Oil & Gas Company.
FAO: Elaine Teruya
TSL Engenharia Ambiental
Certificate of Capacity
I am writing to confirm that Mr Roger Bond of normtec(RDB)Ltd is currently engaged at BP Wytch Farm in the role of specialist consultant.
Since 2001, his responsibility, has been to lead a small specialist team in managing all aspects of NORM arising from our exploration activities including; radiological protection, storage & transport, sampling & analysis, decontamination & disposal and regulatory compliance.
Naturally, we remain pleased with his contribution and can recommend his appointment.