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Custom Californium-252 Sources Neutron Sources Manufacturing

Since 1984 Frontier Technology Corporation (FTC) has been a world leading neutron emitting source supplier and manufacturer of sealed radioactive sources. FTC designs and manufacture custom californium-252 sources for applications across a range of industries. Our double encapsulated nuclear containers are composed of inner and outer capsule chambers, and the Cf-252 isotope in pellet form up to a maximum content level of 10 mg. Materials used for capsule fabrication include 304L stainless steel, Zircaloy-2, platinum, and other alloys. Components are constructed with our advanced processes including expert TIG welding and circumferential seal welding processes, holding a tolerance of ±10%. All californium-252 sources are custom made, within established size parameters. Size ranges are: outside diameter 0.217" to 0.371" (5.51mm - 9.423 mm); inside diameter 0.154" to 0.235"(3.91mm - 5.982 mm); outside length 0.470" to 1.48" (11.94mm - 37.59 mm); and inside length 0.24" to 1.02" (6.10mm - 30.6 mm).

As the most experienced company in our industry, we have supplied well respected institutions as Westinghouse, the U.S. Military, Toshiba, and prestigious research universities such as the University of Missouri. We are a IAEA special form compliant manufacturer of Type A certified shipping containers for radioactive materials, and can ship over 200 countries, excluding embargo list countries. We accept customer delivered depleted or returned sources and handle material disposition at no cost to the customer. All products and processes are held to rigorous industry standards including regulations set by organizations including Nuclear Regulatory Commission, ISO 2919, ASTM, and ANSI. FTC is licensed to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) with regulations consistent to the NRC. For more information about our custom californium-252 sources, or our other sealed radioactive sources supplier capabilities, please see the table below or contact us directly.

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Californium-252 Sources Neutron Sources Capabilities

Processes Performed
Design
Manufacturing
Circumferential Seal Welding
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
Components
Source
Inner Capsule
Outer Capsule
Form
Californium/Palladium Wire or Pellet
Isotope
Californium-252
Capsule Material
304L Stainless Steel
Zircaloy-2
Metal Alloys

Outside Diameter
0.217 to 0.371 in.
5.51 to 9.423 mm
Outside Length
0.470 to 1.48 in.
11.94 to 37.59 mm
Inside Diameter
0.154 to .235 in.
3.91 to 5.982 mm
Inside Length
0.24 to 1.02 in.
6.10 to 30.6 mm
Maximum Content
Up to 10 mg
Standard Tolerance
± 10%
Testing Services
Pressurized Helium Leak Test
Alpha, Beta, Gamma Wipe
Inspection Services
Double Blind Inspected
Visual
Ring Gauge
Optical Comparator
Quality Assurance
NIST Traceable
QA Manual
Additional Services
Documentation
Integration
Product Design
Project Management
Reverse Engineering
Technical Support
Production Volume
Prototype
Production
Lead Time
Based on Inventory and Scheduling
Expedited Services Available

Additional Information

Industries Served
Nuclear
Health Physics
Defense
Laboratory
Packaging
Transportation
Medical
Bulk Material (Coal/Cement) Analysis
Oil Well Logging
Power Plants
Homeland Security (Border Crossings/Airports)
Research Projects
Intended Applications
Cf-252 Neutron Sources
Pins
Analyzers (PGNAA)
Scanners
FTC Shields
Type A Casks and Shipping Containers
Reactor Start-Up Rods
Industry Standards
10CFR50 Appendix B
IAEA Special Form Certification
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC)
NIST Traceable
ISO 2919
ASTM
ANSI
97E6644
97E6X644
97E66543
97E66344

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