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NORM Decontamination

This is our flagship service as NSC addresses your NORM issue by performing innovative NORM decontamination services. Our NORM cleaning system is portable and we can work directly at your location.

We created a system to remove low-volume NORM waste from tanks & vessels; eliminating the need to contaminate an entire vac truck which reduces shipping costs when moving waste for final disposal.

Our waste management solutions bring current technology, use safety at the forefront, and have cost savings always in mind.

Innovation for Contamination™ is our philosophy.

NORM Waste Management & Disposal

When the project scope and budget dictates sometimes the best practical solution is to manage and transport your NORM waste to an approved waste receiving facility. There are only a few approved NORM disposal sites in North America and depending on the waste acceptance criteria a facility will be chosen on your behalf. NORM Survey of Canada will assure that your NORM waste disposal needs are met; on time and on budget.

NORM Surveys

NSC field technicians will arrive to your site to meet your specific needs. While at your location we can also provide a NORM tutorial to your supervisors and field operators. This is a part of our service to you. Surveys are performed on:

  • Tubulars, Wellheads, Downhole Tools and Pumps during Well Abandonments and Well Workovers
  • Vessels entries (boilers, bullets, separators, tanks and treaters)
  • Pipeline Pigging and Decommissioning operations
  • Mining Waste at Mineral Processing & Power Generation Plants
  • LNG/LPG Facilities, Offshore Rigs and Metal Salvage Facilities
  • Turnarounds at Gas Plants, Batteries and Refineries

NORM Training

NORM Survey of Canada provides training services to field and office personnel specifically catering to your needs:

  • Tailgate Training: Providing a quick overview of NORM hazards and working safely around NORM at your particular location.
  • Field Level NORM Awareness (FLNA): Ideal for field operators and supervisors and is specific to your facility.
  • Formal NORM Training: In-depth classroom training and is ideal for safety officers and coordinators.
  • NORM Management: We can develop a NORM Program to ensure you are in compliance with the NORM Guidelines. Ideal for HSE officers at head office.

Shutdowns & Turnarounds

NSC coordinators & field technicians have worked at many facility shutdowns/turnarounds; improving safety and awareness about NORM-impacted equipment and vessels.  The process is:

  • Perform a pre-survey of the facility to identify NORM so a Safety Management Plan includes the existence of NORM.
  • Provide initial NORM Awareness Training for all affected operators (during the Planning Stages).
  • Communicate with facility lead operators & safety officers.
  • Coordinate all aspects of NORM:  Surveys, Protection & Waste.

NSC takes care of all your NORM operations during shutdowns & turnarounds.

Boilers & Refractory Brick Disposal

Many boilers that come out of service contain refractory brick having elevated levels of radionuclides (Ra226, Th232 and K40).

Often times these loads are rejected at waste receiving facilities as it triggers their portal radiation monitors; the result is elevated costs due to wasted time, handling & shipping.

NSC will work with you to ensure the waste is surveyed, analyzed and properly managed; to ensure a smooth transition from your site to the approved waste receiving facility.

Industrial Hygiene (Benzene Testing & more)

NSC is pleased to announce we now offer IH services:

  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Mould
  • Silica
  • Noise

We can now provide one-stop service during plant shutdowns & turnarounds.

Offshore Oil Platforms

NSC has performed a variety of NORM services on Offshore Platforms off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.  Our dedicated NORM Coordinator has all the associated tickets to be able to train operators, survey equipment & tubulars, and manage your NORM waste.  Call us and we can discuss a NORM management plan for your offshore operations.

International Projects (Middle East)

NSC has experience in the Middle East region by providing NORM services that include Training, Surveys and Waste Management.  We worked on one of the largest NORM waste disposal projects with one of the largest oil companies in the world.  It was an exciting project with a very unique NORM waste management process.  We look forward to managing any of your NORM needs:

  • Training & Management
  • Surveys & Analysis
  • Decontamination of Equipment & Tubulars
  • Waste Management & Disposal
  • LNG/LPG Facilities & Shipping

Managements’ Vision

At NORM Survey of Canada Ltd. (NSC) we take pride in the fact that we provide alternative solutions for our clients’ NORM concerns. NSC is committed to a safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Our success is providing our customers with innovative solutions for your NORM management and decontamination requirements and is simply measured by our repeat service and customer referrals. This is our dedication to safety and quality. Our zero accident and zero injury goals continue to be met. Choosing NSC provides you with confidence in safety.

TENORM Innovation

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)

NORM Survey of Canada Ltd. (NSC) provides survey and waste management solutions to companies having issues with NORM/TENORM. Previously, choices were limited when addressing your NORM waste management needs. NSC provides an array of NORM services including:  Surveys, Decontamination, Training, Waste Handling and Disposal. NSC delivers solutions for the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Power Generation and Ore Processing industries.

NORM awareness is increasing every year and companies are mitigating risk for its employees, the public and the environment. NORM management services have evolved so why not contact NORM Survey of Canada in order to receive cost effective solutions and Innovation for Contamination™.

We at NSC enjoy working with companies that maintain their current NORM program and also with companies that are developing one.  Our goal is to provide solutions on every project for the betterment of all stakeholders.

Terminology

NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials).  NORM exists in the earth’s crust and also emanates from the sun.

TENORM (Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials):  When human activities concentrate NORM into hazardous concentrations during mineral processing and the extraction/production of oil and gas.

A description of NORM and TENORM can be found at the following Wiki Link.

 

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Contact Get in Touch

For an immediate response to your NORM needs & pricing, call the yellow number above or fill out the following fields.

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“NSC developed a NORM training program for Baker Hughes and we will continue to use NSC for our NORM training to ensure our employees have the knowledge and skills to work around NORM in a safe manner.”              -Trent, HSE Officer

“I would like to express my gratitude for the forward thinking NSC has implemented to decontaminate our tubulars. The project went precisely on schedule, on budget and without incident.  It’s good to know the recycling process kept the waste volume to a minimum.  In the past we were faced with more costly and time consuming alternatives in order to address our NORM contamination issues.  I welcome the onsite solution that NSC provides and look forward to addressing more NORM concerns using your technology and service.”            -Ken, Field Supervisor

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