[ RadSafe ] Need advice Moving large Pb shield

RDAlarcao at dhhs.state.nh.us RDAlarcao at dhhs.state.nh.us
Tue Mar 5 11:08:47 CST 2013

I would be very hesitant to do this as a DIY project.  I would suggest
hiring a professional rigging company.  I observed the move of a blood
irradiator from one building to another, through many tight hallways and
doors.  The rigger was Shaughnessy & Ahern out of Boston.  They did a very
impressive job.

Good luck.

Rick D'Alarcao, Ph.D.
Health Physicist
Radiological Health Program
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
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From:	"Robert J. Gunter, CHP" <rjgunter at chpconsultants.com>
To:	"'The International Radiation Protection \(Health Physics\)
            Mailing	List'" <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
Date:	03/05/2013 12:01 PM
Subject:	[ RadSafe ] Need advice Moving large Pb shield
Sent by:	radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu

Greetings All,

We are trying to move a Canberra Model 747 Pb shield into a room and onto
its stand and need some advice.  We can get it into the room with a
and even set it onto the stand, but must then move it about 8 feet.  We are
concerned with moving it while loaded on the stand as it will be top heavy.
We cannot get the forklift into the room.  The unit weighs 3000 lbs and has
lifting eyes.

I am sure someone out there has done this and can give some advice.  I
much prefer to lift the device onto the stand once in the room, but am not
familiar with small enough portable equipment capable getting into the room
through a 36" door and lifting this 3000 lb device.  Another way we could
this is to load it onto the stand with a forklift from outside the room and
then "slide" it over about 10 feet.  This does not seem like a very safe
to do this since it is so top heavy.

Perhaps there are lifting devices that can be rented?

Any advice would be appreciated.



Robert J. Gunter, MSc, CHP

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