Our new lead type A container improves the overall experience of logistics. It is much easier to handle than other containers. We developed an all new ergonomic design together with renowned Dutch designers. The new container was awarded the “Good Industrial Design Award“ in the Netherlands 2010.
The container has been TÜV-certified for safe transportation of radioactive materials in vials or small containers by road, air, sea and inland waterways.
The cylindrical body and top are made of lead of 30 mm thickness in all directions. On request, the container can be made of tungsten. The interior of the container is treated with a layer of Niflon (a composite of nickel PTFE) and is cone shaped for easy loading of the vials. The outer shell is made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), an impact proof polymer shell. The container is equipped with a handle to enable easy handling.
The top is put on with a single rotation and the container is locked by pushing the handle down (see an animation of the type A transport container here). An O-ring seal ensures a perfect tightness. The container is compatible with Von Gahlen hot cells, minimizing handling and greatly reducing radiation exposure for the operator.
Type A Transport Container: Lead or TungstenDownload
|Shielding material||30 mm Pb in all directions|
|Outer dimensions|| 110 mm diameter
119 mm over the grip
178.5 mm height
|Internal dimensions*|| 34 mm diameter
65 mm height
Weight: 8.4 kg
On request, we can customize the interior cavity to the dimensions of your vial by fitting an insert.
Specifications, outer case (optional)
The outer case has a bucket form. Its lid is fastened with a single turn. The lid and the bottom can be secured by a seal. The inside shock absorber is made of EPP and designed to comply with the 9 m drop test without damaging the shielded container.
|Lid diameter||340 mm|
|Top diameter||330 mm|
|Total height||300 mm|
|Bottom diameter||260 mm|
|Total weight (case and lead container)||10.2 kg|
Lead and Tungsten
The shielded container is made of lead or tungsten, and can be used in combination with the external case for safe transportation of vials containing radioactive substances, by road or air.
The cylindrical body and top are made of lead of 30 mm thickness in all directions. On request, the container can be made of tungsten as well.
Download factsheet for the lead transport container
Download factsheet for the Tungsten transport container
BV Cyclotron VU is a global health science company that produces radiopharmaceuticals and radiochemicals for medical diagnostics and research. Located at the campus of VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, BV Cyclotron VU produces GMP-compliant medical isotopes in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. They are used daily by pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, clinics, and research laboratories.
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