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Construction and Operation of a Commercial Gamma-Ray Package-Sterilizing Plant; Construction et fonctionnement d'une installation industrielle pour la sterilisation d'articles sous emballage par les rayons gamma; Razrabotka i ehkspluatatsiya sbornoj ustanovki gamma-izlucheniya promyshlennogo tipa dlya sterilizatsii meditsinskikh materialov; Construccion y funcionamiento de una instalacion industrial para la esterilizacion gamma de articulos medicos empaquetados

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Abstract

The purpose of the paper is to describe the Co{sup 60} sterilizing plant now being operated commercially by Johnson's Ethical Plastics Limited, at Slough, England. This is a continuous process plant with a source of 72000 c and completely automatic operation. Based on experience gained by U.K.A.E.A. in their Package Irradiation Plant at Wantage, the present plant was designed specifically for sterilization of disposable plastic syringes and other medical products of similar bulk density. The plant has been in operation since November 1962. A description is given of the main features of its construction, including personnel safety devices, and method of loading the source rods. Operating experience is described including dosimetry, integration of the plant into a commercial undertaking as a production process, and bacteriological results. A short discussion on the economics of sterilizing by gamma radiation is given and an assessment of possible future applications of a plant of this type. (author) [French] Le memoire est consacre a la description de l'installation de sterilisation au cobalt-60, actuellement exploitee industriellement par la Johnson Ethical Plastics Ltd., a Slough (Angleterre). Cette installation, equipee d'une source de 72 000 c, fonctionne en continu et toutes les operations y sont automatiques. Fondee sur  More>>
Authors:
Crawford, C. G. [1] 
  1. Johnson's Ethical Plastics Ltd., Slough (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Nov 15, 1963
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference on the Application of Large Radiation Sources in Industry, Salzburg (Austria), 27-31 May 1963; Other Information: 3 figs., 3 refs.; Related Information: In: Industrial Uses of Large Radiation Sources. Proceedings of a Conference on the Application of Large Radiation Sources in Industry. Vol. II| 344 p.
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; COBALT 60; CONSTRUCTION; ECONOMICS; EQUIPMENT; GAMMA RADIATION; IRRADIATION PLANTS; LOADING; OPERATION; PLASTICS; SAFETY; STERILIZATION
OSTI ID:
22116357
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13R0371073012
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 265-277
Announcement Date:
Jul 26, 2013

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Crawford, C. G. Construction and Operation of a Commercial Gamma-Ray Package-Sterilizing Plant; Construction et fonctionnement d'une installation industrielle pour la sterilisation d'articles sous emballage par les rayons gamma; Razrabotka i ehkspluatatsiya sbornoj ustanovki gamma-izlucheniya promyshlennogo tipa dlya sterilizatsii meditsinskikh materialov; Construccion y funcionamiento de una instalacion industrial para la esterilizacion gamma de articulos medicos empaquetados. IAEA: N. p., 1963. Web.
Crawford, C. G. Construction and Operation of a Commercial Gamma-Ray Package-Sterilizing Plant; Construction et fonctionnement d'une installation industrielle pour la sterilisation d'articles sous emballage par les rayons gamma; Razrabotka i ehkspluatatsiya sbornoj ustanovki gamma-izlucheniya promyshlennogo tipa dlya sterilizatsii meditsinskikh materialov; Construccion y funcionamiento de una instalacion industrial para la esterilizacion gamma de articulos medicos empaquetados. IAEA.
Crawford, C. G. 1963. "Construction and Operation of a Commercial Gamma-Ray Package-Sterilizing Plant; Construction et fonctionnement d'une installation industrielle pour la sterilisation d'articles sous emballage par les rayons gamma; Razrabotka i ehkspluatatsiya sbornoj ustanovki gamma-izlucheniya promyshlennogo tipa dlya sterilizatsii meditsinskikh materialov; Construccion y funcionamiento de una instalacion industrial para la esterilizacion gamma de articulos medicos empaquetados." IAEA.
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title = {Construction and Operation of a Commercial Gamma-Ray Package-Sterilizing Plant; Construction et fonctionnement d'une installation industrielle pour la sterilisation d'articles sous emballage par les rayons gamma; Razrabotka i ehkspluatatsiya sbornoj ustanovki gamma-izlucheniya promyshlennogo tipa dlya sterilizatsii meditsinskikh materialov; Construccion y funcionamiento de una instalacion industrial para la esterilizacion gamma de articulos medicos empaquetados}
author = {Crawford, C. G.}
abstractNote = {The purpose of the paper is to describe the Co{sup 60} sterilizing plant now being operated commercially by Johnson's Ethical Plastics Limited, at Slough, England. This is a continuous process plant with a source of 72000 c and completely automatic operation. Based on experience gained by U.K.A.E.A. in their Package Irradiation Plant at Wantage, the present plant was designed specifically for sterilization of disposable plastic syringes and other medical products of similar bulk density. The plant has been in operation since November 1962. A description is given of the main features of its construction, including personnel safety devices, and method of loading the source rods. Operating experience is described including dosimetry, integration of the plant into a commercial undertaking as a production process, and bacteriological results. A short discussion on the economics of sterilizing by gamma radiation is given and an assessment of possible future applications of a plant of this type. (author) [French] Le memoire est consacre a la description de l'installation de sterilisation au cobalt-60, actuellement exploitee industriellement par la Johnson Ethical Plastics Ltd., a Slough (Angleterre). Cette installation, equipee d'une source de 72 000 c, fonctionne en continu et toutes les operations y sont automatiques. Fondee sur l'experience acquise par l'Autorite de l'energie atomique du Royaume-Uni dans son installation d'irradiation d'articles sous emballage, de Wantage, l'installation decrite est specialement destinee a la sterilisation de seringues en matieres plastiques et d'autres instruments medicaux non recuperables de densite apparente analogue. L'installation est en service depuis novembre 1962. Le memoire decrit ses principales caracteristiques, y compris les appareils de protection du personnel et les dispositifs de chargement des barreaux utilises comme sources. L'auteur fournit des donnees d'ordre pratique, notamment sur la dosimetrie, l'integration de l'installation dans une unite d e production exploitee par une entreprise commerciale et la bacteriologie. Il etudie brievement la rentabilite de la sterilisation par les rayons gamma et examine quelles sont les autres possibilites d'utilisation d'une installation de cette nature. (author) [Spanish] En la memoria se describe una instalacion de esterilizacion a base de {sup 60}Co, explotada comercialmente por la Johnson's Ethical Plastics Limited en Slough (Reino Unido). Se trata de una instalacion de tratamiento continuo totalmente automatica equipada con una fuente de 72 000 c. Aprovechando la experiencia adquirida por la Junta de Energfa Atomica del Reino Unido en su Package Irradiation Plant de Wantage, dicha instalacion fue concebida para esterilizar jeringas de material plastico y otros articulos medicos no recuperables de analoga densidad aparente. La instalacion viene funcionando desde noviembre de 1962. En la memoria se indican las principales caracteristicas de construccion, en especial los dispositivos para la seguridad del personal, y el metodo de carga de las varillas de cobalto. Se describe la experiencia adquirida, en particular en lo que atauee a la dosimetria, la integracion de la instalacion en el proceso productivo de una empresa comercial y los resultados bacteriologicos. Por ultimo, se examinan brevemente los aspectos economicos de la esterilizacion por irradiacion gamma y se evaluan las posibles aplicaciones de una instalacion de este tipo en el futuro. (author) [Russian] Tsel' nastoyashchej stat'i - opisanie ustanovki dlya oblucheniya s pomoshch'yu Co{sup 60}, na kotoroj v nastoyashchee vremya proizvoditsya v promyshlennykh masshtabakh sterilizatsiya meditsinskikh materialov (firma ''Dzhonsons ehtikal plastike'' v Slou, Angliya). Ustanovka nepreryvnogo dejstviya snabzhena istochnikom v 72 000 kyuri; vse operatsii polnost'yu avtomatizirovany. Na osnove opyta, poluchennogo v ehtoj oblasti pri ehkspluatatsii sbornoj radiatsionnoj ustanovki v Uontidzhe (pri Upravlenii po atomnoj ehnergii Soedinennogo Korolevstva), nastoyashchaya ustanovka byla sproektirovana spetsial'no dlya sterilizatsii plastmassovykh shpritsev i drugikh meditsinskikh materialov analogichnoj plotnosti. Ustanovka nachala funktsionirovat' s noyabrya 1962 goda. Dano opisanie osnovnykh kharakteristik i osobennostej e konstruktsii, priborov, obespechivayushchikh zashchitu obsluzhivayushchego personala, i metoda zagruzki sterzhnej. Opisan opyt ehkspluatatsii, vklyuchaya dozimetriyu, vklyuchenie ustanovki v edinyj tekhnologicheskij tsikl; privedeny rezul'taty bakteriologicheskikh issledovanij. Kratko obsuzhdeny ehkonomicheskie pokazateli pri sterilizatsii gamma-izlucheniem; dana otsenka vozmozhnosti primeneniya ustanovok podobnogo tipa v budushchem. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1963}
month = {Nov}
}