Designed as a reusable Type A Package to the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material.
Certified as a Type A Package for the carriage of radionuclides in liquid form: syringes with absorber or sealed vials in lead shielded pots where required.
Other forms of radioactive material and/or primary packaging can be carried subject to safety review by the Approval Authority
The SAFPAK is designed as reusable and manufactured from stainless steel and brass to give a long service life. The SAFPAK consists of an Outer Container Drum (Design No 2767) which carries a resealable Inner Containment Can (Design No 2797) within shock absorbing packing.
The Outer Container Drum has a pressed stainless steel body and lid with a bayonet action closure.
The Inner Container Can is a resealable stainless steel containment vessel.
The re-sealable Inner Container Can provides the containment system for the package. The lid of the container has an O-ring seal with an interspace between the O-ring seals; the interspace facilitates leak testing to ensure that the seals achieve the prescribed levels of leak tightness.
Section through Package Design No 2767G
- Radioactive material in liquid or solid form. A variety of sealed primary containers can be used with liquid contents (e.g. vials). Absorbent material must be used with primary containers that are not sealed (e.g. syringes)
- Liquid contents are limited to a maximum volume of 500 cm3 when packed in sealed primary containers and 140 cm3 when packed in non-sealed primary containers (with absorbent packaging)
- Maximum contents weight of Containment Can, including additional shielding, is 12.6kg
- The contents are also limited to A1 for material in special form and A2 for other 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
Modes of Transport
By road and rail.
Design No 2767
Design No 2797
External Diameter (mm)
External Height (mm)
Internal Diameter (mm)
Internal Height (mm)
|Maximum Weight of Contents inc. Lead Pot (kg)||6.4|
|Maximum Weight of Package Design No 2767G including Contents (kg)||17.3|