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A new building for the personal dosimetry service

Wednesday, 11.02.2015

The new building in October 2014

Various dosemeters in use

The building site in November 2013

Personal dosimetry is one of three task fields within the competence centre Radiation Protection of the MPA NRW. It conducts measurements according to the German Radiation Protection Ordinance and the X-Ray Ordinance. As an official measuring point for Bremen, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland the measuring point is of immense importance with regard to public safety in terms of radiation protection.


In order to ensure a smooth monitoring cycle for the customers also in the future the entire infrastructure of the department Personal Dosimetry is being modernised. This especially includes a new building that makes work processes easier and more efficient. The preparatory planning as well as the negotiations with the BLB (Building and Real Estate Management Authority) NRW have been completed and the construction activities on the company grounds in Dortmund are already in progress. By the end of 2014, the new building will be ready to move into.


With the film dosemeter that among others is available at Personal Dosimetry the MPA NRW reliably monitors the observance of the radiation limits according to the German Radiation Protection Ordinance and the X-Ray Ordinance for a reasonable price. These regulations demand: An employee whose workplace temporarily lies in an ionizing radiation field may  be exposed to a radiation of not more than 20 millisievert per year. These workplaces exist in doctors’ surgeries and hospitals where X-ray units and radioactive materials are used, and also in the sphere of research and industry.


Photo documentation of the new dosimetry building from its beginnings in autumn 2013 up to its completion in October 2014:

Fotodokumentation_Bauphase_Dosimetrie_-_Oktober_2014_01.pdf4.6 M