The HZS Sample Transport Kit – R is suitable for shipping Class 7 (Type A) radioactive materials. It conforms to the requirements of
the ICAO 2015-16 edition technical instructions for transporting dangerous goods by air and the ADR, 2015 edition, for the carriage
of dangerous goods by road.
Class 7 Radioactive Material is defined as any substance with a specific activity greater than 70 kBq/kg (70 Bq/g). Examples of
material typically shipped in Type A Packages include nuclear medicines (radiopharmaceuticals), radioactive waste, and
radioactive sources used in industrial applications.
The polypropylene secondary container has following dimensions:
– 62 mm x 175 mm. The outer box has following dimensions: 100 mm x 100 mm x 220 mm.
The polypropylene container is reusable and fully autoclavable at normal temperatures. It can withstand up to 500 kPa pressure.
Primary Storage Containers
Collected samples are stored into primary containers: glass jars, bottles or vials. The primary containers with range of volumes and neck designs are available.
The wide neck jars are preferable primary storage containers for solid samples and wipes.
The narrow neck bottles are preferred when storing higher volume of liquid and water samples.
Amber glass containers are recommended for a long-term storage/transport.
The vials are intended for neat chemicals, other low volume samples and swab tips obtained by breaking of the swab’s wooden handle.
All containers have a Teflon lined lid: inert, gas tight and leak proof.
Pre-cut paraffin tape is provided to further secure the lids, especially for an off-site transport and prolonged storage.
Range of primary sample storage containers available
Glass bottle, narrow mouth, clear, PTFE lined screw top, 250 m [303-008-001]
Glass bottle, wide mouth, amber, PTFE lined screw cap, 125 ml [303-008-002]
Glass bottle, wide mouth, amber, PTFE lined screw cap, 60 ml [303-008-003
Glass vial, wide mouth, clear, PTFE lined screw cap, 22 ml [303-008-004]
Glass vial, clear, PTFE lined screw top, 7 ml [303-008-005]
Glass vial, clear, PTFE lined screw top, 4 ml [3030-008-006]
An overpack is not an overkill
HZS recommends overpacking of the primary containers in sterile evidence collection bags. The bags are made of polyethylene, exceptionally tearproof and leakproof. The bags can be labeled; they feature practical closure to tear open and the tab ends sealed into plastic to prevent accidental gloves puncture.
Evidence bag, plastic, sterile, 200 x 115 mm [303-008-008]
Evidence bag, plastic, sterile, 210 x 140 mm [303-008-009]