Safety Evaluation of a Radioisotope Transport Package

방사성 동위원소 운반용기의 안전성 평가

  • Lee, J.C. (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Ku, J.H. (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Seo, K.S. (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Min, D.K. (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)
  • Published : 1997.12.30


A package to transport the high level radioactive materials is required to withstand the hypothetical accident conditions as well as normal transport conditions according to IAEA standards and domestic regulations. The regulations require that the package should maintain the shielding, thermal and structural integrities to release no radioactive material. In general, safety evaluation of packages is performed by experimental methods using scale model and/or analytical methods using computer codes. This paper presents the safety evaluation of package to transport the radioisotopes produced in the HANARO to the radioisotope production facility. Radiation shielding, thermal and structural analyses were peformed using the computer codes. It has been verified that the package is safe under hypothetical accident conditions as well as normal transport conditions.