[ RadSafe ] Need advice Moving large Pb shield
Dixon, John E. (CDC/ONDIEH/NCEH)
gyf7 at cdc.gov
Wed Mar 13 13:56:16 CDT 2013
I would hire a professional to do this. You're right next to ORNL and Y-12. Could they help?
John E. Dixon, CHP
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Robert J. Gunter, CHP
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 12:01 PM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Need advice Moving large Pb shield
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 forklift 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 would 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 do 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 way 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
CHP Consultants/CHP Dosimetry
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rjgunter at chpconsultants.com
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