Shielding holder Am BE Source
Example of a smaller container design project
For the French CEA, a shielding container for an americium beryllium source had to be developed and manufactured within a few months.
The main challenge here was to shield the strong neutron radiation from the source in such a way that the container can be handled safely with the source. By using a special concrete, the container could be designed to be significantly slimmer and lighter than would have been necessary at a height of 70 cm and Ø 44 cm.
Using the CAD design drawings, invoices were then performed with a detailed rendering of the lid system to ensure that even in the areas of the lid system, which are not completely shielded completely by the concrete, no increased dose rates to perform.
After the design was released by the CEA and the production documents were completed, the container was manufactured under our supervision in France, including the creation and filling of the special concrete.
The project was carried out with delivery and testing of the container at the CEA in just four months to the satisfaction of the customer.