Design No: CU112E
Cavity: 125mm x 97mm (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 CU112) which carries a stainless steel and lead Shielding Pot (Design No CU118) within polyethylene foam packing.

The Outer Drum is a stainless steel MIL Spec 30 gal drum fitted with a bolted flange type lid.

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 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 CU112E

Section through Package Design No CU112E

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 12 lb (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 CU112


Shielding Pot

Design No CU118

External Diameter

External Height



523 mm

699 mm



208 mm

197 mm

Internal Diameter

Internal Height



460 mm

666 mm



125 mm

97 mm

Tare Weight 37 lb 17 kg 33 lb 15 kg 68 lb 31 kg
Weight of empty package 138 lb 63 kg
Maximum Weight of Package Design No CU112E including Contents 150 lb 68 kg