Radiological Safety Analysis Computer (RSAC) Program Version 7.0
INL has released the Radiological Safety Analysis Computer (RSAC) Program Version 7.0 (RSAC-7), the newest version of the RSAC code. The new RSAC-7 combines a user friendly interface with a powerful analysis tool that was developed and enhanced at the request of both the DOE and international user groups, according to Dr. Brad Schrader, RSAC project manager.
RSAC calculates the dose consequences of a release of radionuclides to the atmosphere. A user can generate a fission product inventory from either reactor operating history or a nuclear criticality event. RSAC-7 includes the latest dose conversion factors and lung model from the International Commission on Radiation Protection (ICRP). In addition, it includes the analysis tool for generation of 24-hour acute organ dose for design basis threat analysis of radiological sabotage events. An additional enhancement is a location-specific joint frequency meteorological analysis combined with a summary of 50% and 95% conditions, which allow for an easy check or analysis of the sensitivity of meteorological conditions on dose consequence.
RSAC-7 is fully verified and validated in accordance with Nuclear Quality Assurance-1 2000 for Quality Level 1 applications. It has been proposed for inclusion in the Safety Software Toolbox. RSAC is distributed by the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In an agreement with RSICC, RSAC 7 is also distributed internationally by the European Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and Japanese Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST).
For more information on RSAC training or software availability, contact Dr. Schrader at 6-0912.