Certification of Transport Packages and Special Form Radioactive Material

Publication date: September 2021

Certification of Transport Packages and Special Form Radioactive Material (PDF) (7 pages, 465 KB)

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; and to respect Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Pursuant to the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015 (PTNSR 2015), the CNSC is authorized to certify transport package designs, special form radioactive material and low dispersion radioactive material. To achieve this, the CNSC incorporated into its regulations, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s transport regulations, namely the Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material, 2018 Edition (PDF, 190 pages, 1.7 MB), Safety Standards Series SSR-6.

Two of the most common certified designs in use today are Type B packages and packages designed to contain fissile material. Type B packages contain radioactive material that emit large activities of radiation and must be certified by the CNSC. Examples include packages designed to transport cobalt therapy sources and exposure devices.

The hazards are controlled by the strength of the package, which is designed to pass stringent impact, drop and puncture tests, an engulfing fire test, and immersion in water. Type B packages may be constructed of steel with depleted uranium or lead as shielding. The weight can vary from about 25 kg to 35 tonnes, or more, depending on the radioactive activity of the material it is designed to contain. The shape of the package can also vary.

The CNSC also revalidates package design certificates that are issued by other countries. Occasionally, transport licences for when the requirements of the PTNSR 2015 cannot be met may also be approved by the CNSC.

What follows is the list of all special form radioactive material and package designs that are certified by the CNSC for use in Canada, as of September 8, 2021.

Valid Special Form Radioactive Material Certificates

Certificate Number Designer/Manufacturer Source Model Issue Date Expiry Date
CDN/0001/S-73 (Rev. 19) Nordion (Canada) Inc. Capsule Assemblies listed in Appendix A 2021-06-09 2026-05-31
CDN/0004/S-96 (Rev. 12) Nordion (Canada) Inc. C-146; C-151 and XC-325 Teletherapy Source Capsules 2018-09-11 2023-09-30
CDN/0009/S-96 (Rev. 9) Best Theratronics TC-346 2016-10-28 2021-10-31
CDN/0010/S-96 (Rev. 12) Nordion (Canada) Inc. C-188 Sealed Source, Types 1 to 13 inclusive 2021-08-19 2026-08-30
CDN/0011/S-73 (Rev. 8) Best Theratronics C-161 Type 8 Capsule and C-1000 Capsule 2017-07-07 2022-06-30
CDN/0014/S-96 (Rev. 7) Nordion (Canada) Inc. C-198 Capsule 2020-10-07 2025-10-31
CDN/0015/S-96 (Rev. 6) Nordion (Canada) Inc. C-168 Capsule 2021-07-26 2026-05-31
CDN/0017/S-96 (Rev. 4) Best Theratronics C-378 Capsule 2018-04-09 2023-04-30
CDN/0019/S-96 (Rev. 3) Nordion (Canada) Inc. C-442 Capsule 2016-10-28 2021-11-30
CDN/0034/S-96 (Rev. 1) Best Theratronics C1610 2019-11-05 2024-11-30
CDN/0035/S-96 (Rev. 1) Best Theratronics C3100 2019-11-05 2024-11-30
CDN/0036/S-96 (Rev. 0) Nordion (Canada) Inc. C-446 2017-01-16 2022-01-31
CDN/0038/S-96 (Rev. 0) Nordion (Canada) Inc. C-374 2018-04-19 2022-03-31
CDN/0040/S-96 (Rev. 0) Nordion (Canada) Inc. C-450 2018-06-29 2022-06-30

Canadian Package Design Certificates

Certificate Number Designer/Manufacturer Package Model Issue Date Expiry Date
CDN/1039/B(U)-96 (Rev. 11) BWXT Medical Ltd. F-376 Transport Package 2021-06-17 2023-04-30
CDN/2003/B(U)-73 (Rev. 19) Best Theratronics

F-143 Transfer Case, Serial Nos. 20, 50, 53, 54, 59, 62, 64; and

F-158 Transfer Case, Serial Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14

2020-03-18 2025-03-31
CDN/2009/B(U)-73 (Rev. 15) Nordion F-147 Transfer Case, Serial Nos. 18, 24, 26, 27, 34-36, 39-48, 50, 52, 54, 56-60 2018-09-27 2022-11-30
CDN/2012/B(U)-73 (Rev. 25) Nordion (Canada) Inc. F-168 Shipping Flask, Serial Nos. 20, 21, 28, 31, 32, 33, 36, 38, 39, 42 to 52 inclusive. 2020-01-22 2025-03-31
CDN/2044/B(U)-73 (Rev. 12) Best Theratronics F-127-X J-Rod Shipping Container, Serial Nos. 49, 51, 53, and 55 2019-01-18 2023-02-28
CDN/2045/B(U)-73 (Rev. 20) Nordion (Canada) Inc. F-168-X Shipping Flask, Serial Nos. 22-X, 23-X, 25-X, 41‑X 2020-03-25 2025-04-30
CDN/2047/B(U)-73 (Rev. 17) Nordion (Canada) Inc. F-231 and F-231-L, Serial Numbers 7, 8 and 9 2020-12-18 2024-04-30
CDN/2048/B(U)F-73 (Rev. 11) Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd. F-257, Serial No. 002 2021-07-02 2026-09-30
CDN/2049/B(U)-96 (Rev. 12) Ontario Power Generation Tritiated Heavy Water Transportation Package 2019-07-11 2023-02-28
CDN/2051/B(U)-96 (Rev. 17) BWXT Medical Ltd. F-271 Transport Package 2021-06-18 2026-01-31
CDN/2052/B(U)-96 (Rev. 8) Nuclear Waste Management Organization Used Fuel Transportation Package (UFTP) 2018-05-01 2023-07-31
CDN/2055/B(U)-96 (Rev. 12) Nordion F-339 Transport Package 2019-11-14 2024-10-31
CDN/2058/B(U)-96 (Rev. 12) Ontario Power Generation Radioactive Filter Transportation Package (RFTP) 2020-04-21 2025-04-30
CDN/2060/B(U)-85 (Rev. 7) Atomic Energy of Canada Limited AECL (CRL) Tritide Package, Serial Nos. 2060-01, 2060-02, 2060‑03 2019-01-21 2021-10-31
CDN/2061/B(U)F-85 (Rev. 10) Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Irradiated Material Transportation Package 2018-05-22 2022-05-31
CDN/2062/B(U)-96 (Rev. 9) Best Theratronics F147(96) Transfer Case, Serial Nos. 61 and higher 2019-01-28 2023-02-28
CDN/2071/B(U)-96 (Rev. 9) Ontario Power Generation Roadrunner, Serial No. Roadrunner-01 2017-09-28 2022-09-30
CDN/2072/B(U)-96 (Rev. 12) Nordion (Canada) Inc. F-127, F-127-X, F-127-S and RAI/F-127 Transport Packages, Serial Numbers 59 and up 2020-12-18 2025-04-30
CDN/2076/B(U)-96 (Rev. 12) Best Theratronics F-430/GC-40; F-430/GC-1000 and GC-3000; F-430/CIS model IBL 437C; F-430/CIS model IBL 637; F-430/Molsgaard model GC-2000;  F‑430/Gammator M38 2019-01-08 2023-02-28
CDN/2077/B(U)-96 (Rev. 7) Nordion (Canada) Inc. F-231, F-231-L, F-231-MK2 and F-231-MK2-L, Serial Nos. 11 and up 2021-02-16 2026-11-30
CDN/2078/B(U)-96 (Rev. 10) BWXT Medical Ltd. F-458/F-245; F-247; F-251; F-251 MKII; F-318 and F-448 2021-06-28 2025-10-31
CDN/2080/B(U)-96 (Rev. 6) Nordion (Canada) Inc. F-168/F-444 Transport Container 2019-08-02 2024-11-30
CDN/2081/B(U)-96 (Rev. 5) Nordion (Canada) Inc. F-168 (1996) and F-168-X (1996), Serial Nos. 53 and up 2021-07-07 2026-11-30
CDN/2083/B(U)-96 (Rev. 8) Best Theratronics F-431/GC-1000; F-431/GC-3000 and F-431/Gammator M38 2016-11-28 2021-11-30
CDN/2084/B(U)-96 (Rev. 3) Best Theratronics F-423 Transport Package 2020-05-26 2025-06-30
CDN/2087/B(U)-96 (Rev. 7) Ontario Power Generation Multi-Purpose Transportation Package: MPTP-XX, MPTP-SF-XX 2021-08-10 2026-09-30
CDN/2091/ B(U)-96 (Rev. 3) Aspect Technology Ltd. 12K Transport Package (serial numbers 001 AS - 040 AS, XXX AS), Maxibulk Inner Container; Minibulk Inner Container; 10 Channel Inner Container 2019-11-08 2024-11-30
CDN/2093/ B(U)-96 (Rev. 1) Ontario Power Generation Retube Waste Container Transportation Package (RWCTP) 2019-01-29 2023-01-31
CDN/2094/B(U)-96 (Rev. 3) BWXT ITG Canada, Inc. F-522 2020-02-10 2025-03-31
CDN/2098/B(U)F-96 (Rev. 0) NAC International Inc. OPTIMUS-H 2021-08-18 2026-08-18
CDN/2099/B(U)F-96 (Rev. 1) NAC International Inc. OPTIMUS-L 2021-08-09 2025-06-30
CDN/2100/B(U)-96 (Rev. 1) Nordion (Canada) Inc. R7008, Serial Nos. 3750/01 to 3750/09 and 3750/17 to 3750/20 2020-05-13 2025-03-31
CDN/2101/B(U)-96 (Rev. 0) ISO-RAD Canada Inc. ISORAD-TC1 2021-06-30 2026-05-31
CDN/2102/B(U)-96 (Rev. 0) Nordion (Canada) Inc. R7006, Serial Numbers 3300/01, 3300/02, 3300/03, 3300/05, 3300/06, 3300/09 and 3300/10 2020-10-14 2025-10-31
CDN/2104/B(U)-96 (Rev. 0) Nordion (Canada) Inc. R7009, Serial Number 3939/01 2021-05-12 2026-05-31
CDN/3012/B(M)-96 (Rev. 14) BWXT Medical Ltd. F-279 Shipping Flask 2021-07-08 2025-09-30

Canadian Revalidation of Package Design Certificates

Certificate Number Designer/Manufacturer Package Model Issue Date Expiry Date
CDN/E044/-96 (Rev. 21) Source Production & Equipment Co., Inc. C-1 Source Changer 2018-10-01 2021-10-31
CDN/E094/-96 (Rev. 13) Industrial Nuclear Company Inc. IR-100 2020-10-21 2024-10-31
CDN/E150/-96 (Rev. 24) Columbiana Hi Tech UX-30 2019-11-22 2024-12-31
CDN/E170/-96 (Rev. 7) Source Production & Equipment Co. SPEC-150 Exposure Device 2020-06-01 2025-06-30
CDN/E173/-96 (Rev. 14) NAC International, Inc. NAC-LWT Shipping Container 2021-05-11 2025-04-30
CDN/E175/-96 (Rev. 9) QSA Global Inc. 650L Source Changer 2020-11-26 2025-11-30
CDN/E177/-96 (Rev.12) TN International TN-BGC1 Transport Package 2021-08-27 2024-03-01
CDN/E184/-96 (Rev.4) Industrial Nuclear Company Inc. OP-100 2019-07-29 2024-02-28
CDN/E189/-96 (Rev. 8) Energy Solutions 10-160B: Serial Nos. Trillium TP-01 and TP-02 2020-10-14 2025-10-31
CDN/E192/-96 (Rev.10) DAHER Nuclear Technologies GmbH (DNT) BU-D Transport Container 2020-11-20 2024-01-31
CDN/E193/-96 (Rev. 4) Source Production & Equipment Co., Inc. SPEC-300 Radiography Camera 2020-04-16 2025-04-30
CDN/E199/-96 (Rev. 16) QSA Global Inc. 880 Delta, 880 Sigma, 880 Elite, 880 SC 2021-06-18 2026-05-31
CDN/E201/-96 (Rev. 4) Cameco Corporation 48X, 48Y Cylinders 2021-05-26 2026-02-28
CDN/E202/-96 (Rev. 4) Global Nuclear Fuel RAJ-III 2019-04-05 2022-09-03
CDN/E204/-96 (Rev. 7) GE Healthcare Ltd. 3605D 2018-05-23 2022-12-31
CDN/E207/-96 (Rev. 6) Global Nuclear Fuel NPC Transport Package 2021-03-05 2025-11-30
CDN/E210/-96 (Rev. 6) TN International TNF-XI 2019-01-30 2021-12-31
CDN/E213/-96 (Rev. 10) Croft Associates Ltd. SAFSHIELD 2773A Transport Package 2021-06-29 2025-06-30
CDN/E216/-96 (Rev. 7) Westinghouse Electric Company Traveller STD, Traveller XL Package, Traveller VVER 2019-12-11 2025-03-31
CDN/E217/-96 (Rev. 7) QSA Global Inc. 976A, 976C, 976F 2019-07-19 2024-07-31
CDN/E219/-96 (Rev. 8) Oak ridge Y-12 National Security Complex ES-3100 2021-03-01 2025-07-31
CDN/E224/-96 (Rev. 2) NTP Radioisotopes (Pty) Ltd. JANE Transport Container 2017-11-21 2023-01-02
CDN/E227/-96 (Rev. 2) TN International TNF-XI 2017-01-23 2021-12-31
CDN/E238/-96 (Rev. 4) QSA Global Inc. Sentry 110, 330 and 867 2021-07-07 2026-05-31
CDN/E239/-96 (Rev. 2) Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel Co. Ltd. MST-30 2021-01-28 2025-03-04
CDN/E241/-96 (Rev. 3) QSA Global Inc. 702 2019-01-18 2023-02-28
CDN/E243/-96 (Rev. 3) QSA Global Inc. 360-2, 360-4, 360-4W, 360-10, 360-10W Source Changers 2019-01-18 2023-08-31
CDN/E253/-96 (Rev. 3) EnergySolutions 8-120-B 2018-06-15 2022-12-31
CDN/E254/-96 (Rev. 1) EnergySolutions 10-160B 2020-04-23 2025-10-31
CDN/E256/-96 (Rev. 1) REVISS Services (UK) Limited R7021 2019-04-04 2021-10-31
CDN/E258/-96 (Rev. 0) REVISS Services (UK) Limited R7016 2018-11-30 2023-03-31
CDN/E261/-96 (Rev. 0) DAHER Nuclear Technologies GmbH (DNT) DN30 2019-12-20 2023-12-26
CDN/E262/-96 (Rev. 0) Framatome FCC3 2021-08-20 2023-04-30
CDN/E263/-96 (Rev. 0) Framatome FCC4 2021-08-23 2022-12-31
CDN/E264/-96 (Rev. 0) Advanced Nuclear Fuel Corp. ANF-10 2020-08-04 2024-03-31
CDN/E266/-96 (Rev. 0) Croft Associates Ltd. 3979A 2021-07-28 2026-04-30
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