9342

Jul 17, 2015, 00:40 AM
VERSA-PAC IN TWO CONFIGURATIONS, I.E., VP-55, AND VP-110 THE VERSA-PAC IS EITHER A 55-GALLON (MODEL NO. VP-55) OR A 110-GALLON (MODEL NO. VP-110) SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR URANIUM OXIDES, URANIUM METAL, URANYL NITRATE CRYSTALS AND OTHER URANIUM COMPOUNDS, EG., URANIUM CARBIDES, URANYL FLUORIDES AND URANYL CARBONATES. URANIUM HEXAFLOURIDE IN 1S OR 2S CYLINDERS, AND THORIUM 232 AS TRISO FUEL. THE EXTERIOR SKIN OF THE PACKAGING IS A UN1A2/Y425/S MINIMUM, CARBON STEEL MATERIAL FOR THE MODEL NO. VP-55 AND A UN1A2/Y409/S MINIMUM, CARBON STEEL FOR THE MODEL NO. VP-110. ALL MODELS USE A BOLTED CLOSURE RING, ASTM A429 BOLTS AND NUTS, A SILICONE GASKET, A DRUM COVER REINFORCED BY A 10 GAUGE THICK PLATE WITH FOUR OR EIGHT BOLTS DEPENDING UPON THE MODEL NO. VP-55 OR VP-110, RESPECTIVELY. BOTH MODELS ARE STRENGTHENED WITH VERTICAL STIFFENERS, TWO INNER LINERS INSULATED BY A CERAMIC FIBER BLANKET AND A 1/4" CARBON STEEL REINFORCING PLATE ON THE BOTTOM. THE PACKAGING'S INTERIOR IS COMPLETELY INSULATED WITH LAYERS OF A CERAMIC FIBER BLANKET AROUND THE CONTAINMENT CAVITY WITH RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAM DISKS ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE CAVITY. A 1/2" THICK FIBERGLASS RING IS USED AS A THERMAL BREAK AT THE PAYLOAD CAVITY FLANGE. THE CAVITY BLIND FLANGE IS SECURED TO THE FLANGE WITH TWELVE BOLTS. THE PRIMARY CONTAINMENT BOUNDARY IS DEFINED AS THE PAYLOAD CAVITY WITH ITS ASSOCIATED WELDS, THE CONTAINMENT END PLATE, THE INNER FLANGE RING, THE SILICONE-COATED FIBERGLASS GASKET, THE CAVITY BLIND FLANGE, AND THE BOLTS.
Certificate no:
USA/9342/AF-96
Package Type:
A
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