US-3979A-SAFKEG-LS-NOV14

SAFKEG

Design No: 3979A
Cavity:  64.5mm x 109mm

Contents: Samples, Solids, Bulk Isotopes
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Description

Package Type

Design as a reusable Type B package for the shipment of solid and liquid radioactive materials.

 Certification

Certified by the USNRC as a Type B(U) Package – the package meets all the requirements of 10CFR71 and the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material.

 Description

The SAFKEG-LS package is designed to be robust and simple to use. The package consists of a stainless steel Outer Keg which carries a stainless steel and lead Shielding Pot within cork packing.

The Outer Keg is fabricated in stainless steel with a flange type lid fastened by studs and nuts.

The Shielding Pot is a lead filled vessel with a fabricated stainless steel shell and cavity walls and a flange type lid fitted with double O–ring seals and fastened by screws.

The contents are placed in tungsten inserts which provide further shielding.

Containment

The containment system consists of the Shielding Pot assembly: the containment being provided by the welded stainless cavity walls and the flange closure fitted with double O–ring seals.  The pot lid is provided with a test point for leakage testing the containment system in accordance with ANSI N14.5.

 

Section through Package Design No 3979A

Section through Package Design No 3979A

Approved Contents

  • The contents are solid or liquid radioactive materials carried in suitable primary containers to prevent contamination of the Shielding Pot
  • The radioactive contents are limited by the amount of shielding incorporated, as noted below. The maximum contents heat output is 10 watts
  • The Shielding Pot may be fitted with additional shielding where required

Modes of Transport

By road, rail, sea, air and inland waterway.

Physical Data

 

Outer Keg

Design No 3979

Inner Cork Packing

Containment Vessel

 

Tungsten Insert

3984

Tungsten Insert

3983

External Diameter

External Height

16.69″

19.02″

424 mm

483 mm

6.89″

8.01″

175 mm

203.5 mm

2.44”

4.22”

62 mm

107 mm

2.44”

4.22”

62 mm

107 mm

Internal Diameter

Internal Height

9.68″

10.82″

246 mm

275 mm

2.54″

4.29″

64.5 mm

109 mm

9,47”

2.56”

12 mm

65 mm

1.22”

2.88”

31 mm

73 mm

Tare Weight 73 lb 33.1 kg 6 lb 2.7 kg 49 lb 22.2 kg 12.68 lb 5.75 kg 10.71 lb 4.86 kg
Weight of empty package 128 lb 58 kg
Maximum Weight of Package Design No 3979A including Contents 143 lb 65 kg

 

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