Design No: CU106C
Cavity: 71mm x 165mm (inner)

Contents: Samples, Solids
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Package Type

Designed as a re-usable Type A package for the shipment of solid samples.


The package meets the requirements for DOT Spec 7A Type A Packages as defined in 49 CFR (HM 181) and IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material.


The SAFDRUM is designed to be robust and simple to use.  The package consists of a stainless steel open head Outer Drum (Design No CU106) which carries a stainless steel and lead Shielding Pot (Design No CU110) within polyethylene foam packing.

The Outer Drum is a stainless steel MIL Spec 30 gal drum fitted with a lid and closure ring.

The Shielding Pot is a lead filled vessel having a fabricated stainless steel shell and cavity walls and a bolted flange closure fitted with an O–ring seal.


The containment system is the Shielding Pot, with the containment being provided by the welded stainless cavity walls and the bolted flange closure fitted with an O–ring seal.  The lid is provided with a test point for periodic leakage testing.

Section through Package Design No CU106C

Section through Package Design No CU106C

Approved Contents

  • Solid contents only may be carried: these should be wrapped or packed in suitable primary containers to prevent contamination of the Shielding Pot
  • Maximum contents weight of Shielding Pot (including the weight of any packing or additional shielding) is 10 lb (4.5 kg)
  • Radioactive contents are limited to A1 for material in special form and A2 for open form material: with the additional requirement that the external radiation levels of the package, during routine and normal conditions of transport, as loaded and presented for transport, are within regulatory limits

Physical Data


Outer Drum

Design No CU106


Shielding Pot

Design No CU110

External Diameter

External Height



502 mm

711 mm



318 mm

440 mm

Internal Diameter

Internal Height



463 mm

666 mm



71 mm

165 mm

Tare Weight 34 lb 15 kg 22 lb 10 kg 710 lb 323 kg
Weight of empty package 766 lb 348 kg
Maximum Weight of Package Design No CU106C including Contents 776 lb 353 kg