REVISS transport containers for road, sea and air transportation of sealed radiation sources are subject to the highest level of design control, regulated by the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) and the UK Department for Transport (DfT). They are designed, fabricated, operated and maintained in compliance with the REVISS ISO9001 Quality System.
REVISS containers are only available to trained personnel for hire. Training can be provided by REVISS engineering personnel either on-site at the customer facility or at the UK Shipping Depot. Costs vary depending upon travel expenditure.
Rental costs are based on a weekly rate from the date of dispatch to the date of delivery back at the UK Shipping Depot.
Transportation of Non-Special Form Sources
For the past 10 years, transportation of non-special-form sources has generally only been possible by obtaining specific approval for the transport operation from the Competent Authorities in the country or countries involved. This is a process that can take up to 6 months to complete; it requires multilateral approval for international transportation, which is sometimes simply not achievable.
Over the past five years REVISS has invested heavily in containers licensed to carry non-special form material internationally. The fleet of 3962A containers and most recently the fleet of 3981A containers bolster REVISS's commitment to source lifetime management. Both container designs support the routine transportation of both encapsulated raw material for manufacture of finished sources and depleted sources that are past their recomended working life.
Transportation of RSL1800 Sources
The 3939A, for dry plant source installation and unload has been in operation for 8 years and is also licensed to carry non-special-form sealed sources. Although designed for interface with dry plants this container may be used equally efficiently submerged in wet plants.
Light Weight and Compact Containers
The innovative design of REVISS 3300A and 3750A flasks makes them lighter and more compact than other commonly used flasks, without sacrificing load capacity. They are fully approved as Type B(U) under the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials (TS-R-1, 2005). They are designed for unloading submerged in the pool of wet-storage plants and are especially well suited to plants with limited access space. They are used typically to transport RSL2089 Co-60 sources, described in detail in Data Sheet QS250. They are also licensed for the transportation of Cs-137 in compatible IAEA special form capsules see Data Sheet QS270.