The Quality Management Division carries out the quality management system activities of the Center including planning, implementation, follow-up and improvement, by following the national and international developments in accordance with the requirements of the “TS EN ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories” and TS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Requirements”.
The competence of the Head of RATD Quality Management System is watched by the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) Technical Committee on Quality, in accordance with the Management System Assessment Reports of the Center prepared in annual and four-year periods.
12 experiment methods were accredited by the Turkish Accreditation Agency (TÜRKAK) according to the TS EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard in 2009. At the end of the scope exptension activities in SANAEM, the number of methods of accreditation has been 14 with the decision of TÜRKAK Board of Directors dated 08.03.2011. For accredited methods Annual Surveillance Assessments by TÜRKAK and 4-year Re-assessments Accreditation are carried out with the participation of technical experts and assessors from abroad and domestically.
At the end of the Assessment carried out by the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) in 2014, SANAEM Gamma Irradiation Facility was awarded TS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certificate. Annual Surveillance Assessments, and Re-assessments every 3 years are implemented by TSE
Technology Division is composed of three units and two facilities which are;
Materials and Detector Technologies Unit
Accelerator Technology Unit
Electronics and Instrumentation Unit
Gamma Irradiation Facility
Electron Accelerator Facility
The Nuclear Techniques Division leads the way in spreading the use of nuclear techniques in food, agriculture and husbandry fields in our country through the research development projects. The activities of the Food Unit covers the use of food irradiation to produce reliable and high quality foods for consumers and detection of irradiated foods by using international identification standards in market. It is aimed to spread the use of isotopic measurement techniques (IRMS or ICP-MS; C13/C12, O18/O16 etc.) for food authentication, traceability and fraud detection in national market. The Agriculture Unit applies stable isotopes and radioisotopes techniques in plant breeding, agricultural irrigation, soil and plant nutrition area for the effective use of water and fertilizers. New superior plant varieties with high yield and nutrient capacity and especially resistant to drought and salinity to changing environmental conditions are improved by mutation breeding methods. Determination of resistance or tolerance of mutants against to disease/insects is important in mutation breeding studies. The main aim of the research carried out in the Animal Husbandry Unit is to increase the productivity and quality of the production from livestock animals by using nuclear, biological and gene technologies. Research development projects are carried out to diagnose and prevent major animal diseases. Vaccines for animal diseases are developed.
The Nuclear Techniques Division carries out research development projects in three units: Agriculture Unit, Food Unit and Animal Husbandry Unit.
Health Physics Division fulfills the calibration, measurement and evaluation, service delivery and monitoring activities in accordance with national and international legislative provisions for the protection of radiation workers, patients, public and the environment from the radiation of unwanted or planned radiation. For this purpose;
activities are carried out by Health Physics Division with about 50 years of experience, knowledge, advanced infrastructure and expert staff.
The Health Physics Division consists of four Units:
Research & Development (R&D) Division's mission is to carry out innovative researches, scientific and technical investigations in frame of the decision and vision of the presidency of Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) in order to achieve the development of the country in the nuclear energy field and related technology by following the mission and the vision of SANAEM. R&D Division of SANAEM consists of 5 main divisions which are listed below in order to carry out nuclear and nuclear-related researches.
Measurement and Instrumentation Division performs the monitoring of the environmental radioactivity, provides technical support for nuclear safety and forensics, applies and conducts research on radiological and related techniques considering the principle of public health and safety in the scope of research and development activities taking the benefit of atomic energy for scientific, technical and economical development of our country.
Application of all kind of audit, measure and required interventions for the radiation protection of ÇNAEM first of all, and then public and environment in the field of interaction of ionizing radiations with matter and livings,
Providing services for radiation protection,
Applied investigations on the biological effects of radiation,
All kinds of biological dosimetry, cytogenetic, radiobiological works,
Radioisotope and radiopharmaceutical applications for the needs of industry and medicine, development and creating an applicable form of these kinds of materials, their quality controls, radioisotope applications for the instrumentation and purpose of quality control in industry,
Executing of non-destructive testing activities,
Executing the following activities on the above mentioned subjects: Laboratory arrangement, industrial relationship, applications of quality assurance and personel training on this subject, providing technical consultancy for the TAEK and ÇNAEM on the expertise field.
Technology Division (TD) has been focusing on the activities which were stated in TAEA’s Establishment Law; Nr.2690. Studies carried in Technology Division are mainly based on, ionizing radiation and materials interactions ranging from polymers to metals. Thus investigation and some fundamental researches on detectors and dosimeters in terms of laboratory scale studies have been activated. Technology Division’s activities are also carried on personal and accident dosimeters, identification of irradiated food stuffs and dating of geological, archaeological and anthropological samples with Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) and Thermoluminescence (TL) techniques. Moreover TD’s laboratories give routine analysis service apart from SNRTC itself, to the other official and private sectors of Turkey, including universities, research centers and private companies.
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