Custom Fabrication - Isotope Transportation Packaging

Custom Fabrication - Isotope Transportation Packaging

CFM custom fabricates Co60 isotope transportation packages.

After an extended stay in-reactor, cobalt 60 (Co60) is artificially produced by neutron activation of Co59. Once it is rendered highly active, Co60 is difficult to transport due to the high level of gamma radiation emitted. For this reason, a highly shielded transportation package is required.

We manufacture two types of customized cobalt isotope transport packages licensed by both the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Co60 is used mainly for sterilization of medical equipment and as a radiation source for medical radiotherapy, industrial radiography, pest insect sterilization as well as food and blood irradiation.

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