Shipping Radioactive Packages

FTC designs and fabricates “Type-A” shipping packages of various sizes, shielding capacities and configurations for use, rental, or purchase by our customers. All packages are designed and constructed in-house to assure that the highest Quality Standards are met. Containers meet international shipping regulations, protect the sources from damage during shipping, and are certified by FTC as USADOT Type-A, Specification 7A packages.

FTC’s standard shipping packages are designed for the transportation and storage of Cf-252 sources in Special Form. They may be used for Type-A quantities of other materials, provided that external radiation levels do not exceed 200 mRem/hr at the surfaces of the container or 10 mRem/hr at one meter from these surfaces.

The shielding effectiveness of any FTC standard package design can be increased by the addition of special shielding during package manufacture. The effectiveness of most existing FTC packages can be increased through the use of specially-shielded source holders.

The suitability of particular packages for source storage depends upon both source size and external radiation levels specified by the customer. We will be pleased to assist in the selection of a suitable package.

Standard Type-A Shipping Containers — For Rental and Sale

MODEL 50240 MODEL 50220 MODEL 50200
5 Gallon 30 Gallon 55 Gallon
Up to 10 ug Up to 50 ug Up to 110 ug
45 lbs 275 lbs 500 lbs
20.5 kg 125 kg 227 kg
Perm: 100 lbs Perm: 500 lbs Perm: 880 lbs
30 cm x 30 cm x 35 cm 51 cm x 51 cm x 76 cm 61 cm x 61 cm x 89 cm
12” x 12” x 14” 22” x 22” x 34” 25” x 25” x 35”

 

Custom Type-A Shipping Containers — For Rental

MODEL 50120 MODEL 50110 MODEL 50100 MODEL 50300
Stubby Baby Twin Long Ton
Up to 700 ug Up to 1870 ug Up to 5000 ug Up to 4000 ug
1860 lbs 3940 lbs 7400 lbs 6900 lbs
Perm: 1920 lbs Perm: 4300 lbs Perm: 8000 lbs Perm: 8000 lbs
42” x 30” x 38” 47” x 41” x 43” 64” x 51” x 53” 16’ x 50” x 50”

Special Design and Fabrication

Howitzer, cable attachments, and other special types of containers can be designed and fabricated by Frontier or by you, our customer. Designed containers can be fabricated in whole or in part by Frontier. For example, the filling of a customer-supplied shell with WEP shielding material.

Any questions, please contact us today!