[ RadSafe ] Sealed Calibration Sources in China

Harold Hedge, Jr. HHedge at GeoSyntec.com
Fri Jan 11 02:31:34 CST 2013

Hi Bob and Dan,

Please be aware that the IAEA has replaced TS-R-1 (2005 and 2009 editions) it is now the Specific Safety Requirements No. SSR-6, Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material - 2012 Edition. 



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Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 13:03:19 -0700
From: Dan McCarn <hotgreenchile at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Sealed Calibration sources in China
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Hi Bob:

The last time I checked, they honor the IAEA regulations found in IAEA Publication 1225 - TS-R-1 (2005), IATA, which were identical to the US code in 49 CFR 173.403.

That's a two part test: 1) Activity concentration AND sum of permissible activity fractions.

49CFR173.403: ?Radioactive material means any material containing radionuclides where BOTH the activity concentration AND the total activity in the consignment EXCEED the values specified in the table in ?173.436 or values derived according to the instructions in ?173.433.?

For the material to be considered ?Radioactive Material?, the sum of the maximum permissible activity fractions may not exceed the value of 1. If the value were to exceed ?1?, then the package must be labeled as UN2910. If the value is less than 1, no special packaging or labeling is required.

I would certainly prepare a "pro-forma" declaration.

Attached is what I used when I returned to the USA from France.

Dan ii

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM, Bob Westerdale <Bob.Westerdale at ametek.com>wrote:

> Can anyone direct me to the Chinese Regulations that would govern the 
> use of small ( Fe-55 ) calibration/check sources
> in China?   This would not be for distribution or resale,  just repair and
> calibration of detector systems.
> Thanks!!!
> Bob Westerdale
> EDAX, Inc.
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