[ RadSafe ] Wall Thickness of Sealand Shipping Containers

Leo M. Lowe llowe at senes.ca
Mon Oct 17 15:13:07 CDT 2005


Basically, I am interested in "standard" 20 foot (6.1 m x 2.4 m x 2.6 m) or 
40 foot (12.2 m x 2.4 m x 2.6 m) unlined, steel, sea-land containers for 
the shipment of bulk, dry materials (e.g. raw materials or concentrates) 
often packaged in standard 45 gallon (200 L) steel drums, i.e loaded on 
pallets through the doors at one end of the container, sometimes in two 
layers.  I had assumed that any coatings/paint would provide negligible 
gamma shielding relative to the walls/ends (assumed to be iron for the 
shielding calculations).

At 10:43 AM 10/17/2005, you wrote:

>You will need to get a bit more specific. Each container, and there are
>hundreds of designs, is different. Most companies make a steel as well as
>an aluminum models of 20' and 40', open and reefer type containers. To
>compound the issue, is  whether the cans are lined or not, as well as their
>interior and exterior coatings, and the wall corrogation shape.
>____________________Reply Separator____________________
>Subject:    [ RadSafe ] Wall Thickness of Sealand Shipping Containers
>Author:     radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl
>Date:       10/14/2005 1:04 PM
>        Hi,
>        I am doing some transport-related shielding calculations.  Does
>        anyone know
>        the wall thickness (sides and ends) of standard 20 foot or 40
>        foot sealand
>        shipping containers?   If so, the reference/source would also
>        be appreciated.
>        Since I get Radsafe in digest mode, feel free to respond
>        directly to me.
>        Regards,


Leo M. Lowe, Ph.D., P.Phys.

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