ILW-IP2-3954-2m ILW BOX-NOV14


Design No: 3954
Cavity: 7m3 (nominal) with 150mm concrete shielding

Contents: Solids, ILW
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Package Type

Designed as an Industrial Package in accordance with the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material.


The 2m ILW BOX has been certified as a non-fissile Industrial Package for the carriage of Low Specific Activity (LSA) or Surface Contaminated Objects (SCO) and is approved as meeting CSC and ISO requirements for ISO Freight Containers.

Alternative certification available on request.


The 2m ILW BOX is a stainless steel containment vessel with internal concrete shielding.

The 2m ILW BOX is designed as a self shielded storage, transport and disposal package for Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) that qualifies as either LSA or SCO.

The 2m ILW BOX is compatible with the Radioactive Waste Management Ltd specification for the 2 metre box waste package, and has been designed to accommodate ILW that is intended for disposal within a geological disposal facility. It is also designed to meet all current transport and disposal requirements after a period of extended on-site storage.

The 2m ILW BOX can be supplied in a range of shield wall thicknesses; allowing optimisation against cavity volume for different activity contents.

Illustration of Package Design No 3954 (100mm shielding shown)

Illustration of Package Design No 3954 (100mm shielding shown)


  • Stainless steel outer surface, all welded except for lid closure
  • Closure via a double lid: inner cast concrete shielded lid providing the same shielding as the container body and a steel outer transport lid with verifiable seals and bolted closure
  • Filtered vent in lid to allow gas release but prevent particulate release (option to seal the vent for transport)

Approved Contents

As a non-fissile Type IP the 2m ILW Box is designed to carry solid radioactive materials that qualify as either LSA or SCO.

Physical Data


Design No 3852

Shielding Thickness (normal concrete) None 100mm
Internal Volume (m³) 8.1 7.0
Internal Dimensions L x W x H (m) 2.30 x 1.83 x 1.94 2.22 x 1.75 x 1.80
Maximum Weight of Contents (tonnes) 47 40.7
External Height (m) 2.2
External Length (m) 1.969 (1/3 ISO standard)
External Width (m) 2.438 (ISO standard)
Empty Weight (tonne) 3 (without any concrete shielding)
External Volume (m3) 10.5
Maximum Weight of Contents (tonne) 47
Maximum Weight including Contents (tonne) 50

 All dimensions and weights are nominal values

(ILW-3954-2m ILW BOX-OCT15)