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The design, construction and testing of packaging[Radioactive materials]

Abstract

Essentially uniform regulations, based on the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials, have been adopted on a world-wide basis with the aim of ensuring safety in the transport of radioactive and fissile substances by road, rail, sea and air. The application of these regulations over a period of almost 20 years has resulted in practically complete safety in the sense that there has been no evidence of death or injury that could be attributed to the special properties of the material even when consignments were involved in serious accidents. In the regulations, reliance is placed, to the greatest extent possible, on the packaging to provide adequate shielding and containment of the contents under both normal transport and accident conditions. The Agency organized an international seminar in 1971 to consider the performance tests that have to be applied to packaging to demonstrate compliance with the regulatory requirements. The general conclusion was that the testing programme specified in the regulations was adequate for the near future, but that further consideration should be given to assessing the risks presented by the increasing volume of transport. The second international seminar, which is the subject of this report, dealt with all aspects  More>>
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1976
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IAEA Bulletin; Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 5-6; Conference: International seminar on the design, construction and testing of packaging, Vienna (Austria), 23-27 Aug 1976
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; ACCIDENTS; COMPLIANCE; CONSTRUCTION; CONTAMINATION REGULATIONS; DESIGN; HAZARDS; LICENSING REGULATIONS; NUCLEAR FUELS; PACKAGING; PACKAGING RULES; PLUTONIUM; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RISK ASSESSMENT; SCALE MODELS; SHIELDING; TESTING; TRANSPORT
OSTI ID:
21033166
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0020-6067; IAEBAB; TRN: XA08N0439053373
Availability:
Available on-line: http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Magazines/Bulletin/Bull185_6/185_602506870.pdf;INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 68-70
Announcement Date:
Jun 23, 2008

Citation Formats

None. The design, construction and testing of packaging[Radioactive materials]. IAEA: N. p., 1976. Web.
None. The design, construction and testing of packaging[Radioactive materials]. IAEA.
None. 1976. "The design, construction and testing of packaging[Radioactive materials]." IAEA.
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title = {The design, construction and testing of packaging[Radioactive materials]}
author = {None}
abstractNote = {Essentially uniform regulations, based on the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials, have been adopted on a world-wide basis with the aim of ensuring safety in the transport of radioactive and fissile substances by road, rail, sea and air. The application of these regulations over a period of almost 20 years has resulted in practically complete safety in the sense that there has been no evidence of death or injury that could be attributed to the special properties of the material even when consignments were involved in serious accidents. In the regulations, reliance is placed, to the greatest extent possible, on the packaging to provide adequate shielding and containment of the contents under both normal transport and accident conditions. The Agency organized an international seminar in 1971 to consider the performance tests that have to be applied to packaging to demonstrate compliance with the regulatory requirements. The general conclusion was that the testing programme specified in the regulations was adequate for the near future, but that further consideration should be given to assessing the risks presented by the increasing volume of transport. The second international seminar, which is the subject of this report, dealt with all aspects of the design, construction and testing of packaging for the transport both of relatively small quantities of radioactive substances, which are being used to an ever increasing extent for medical and research purposes, and of the much larger quantities arising in various stages of the nuclear fuel cycle. The programme covered the general requirements for packaging; risk assessment for the transport of various radioactive and fissile substances, including plutonium; specific features of the design and construction of packaging; quality assurance; damage simulation tests, including calculational methods and scale-model testing; tests for the retention of shielding and containment after damage; and the experience that has accumulated in applying the regulations to national and international transport.}
journal = {IAEA Bulletin}
issue = {5-6}
volume = {18}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1976}
month = {Jul}
}