Source Supply and Recycling Services

Nordion can offer a range of source designs suitable for a wide range of applications. Source designs for industrial radiation processing, research irradiators and recycling have all been approved as Special Form by the competent authority and the design of custom sources is also offered. A wide range of services is also available from Nordion to support users of radiation sources in these application areas. The provision of sources for ‘standard’ wet storage industrial irradiators is largely met by Nordion’s Canadian office, while Nordion’s UK office focuses on other specialist source designs for other irradiator types for recycling.

Standard Industrial Irradiation Sources

Nordion’s UK office maintains the designs and approvals required for the manufacture of and lifetime support of type RSL2089 Cobalt-60 sources, which along with Nordion Inc’s C-188 source type are the industry standard designs for ‘wet storage’ radiation processing. Nordion also offers new RSL1960 sources for standard ‘dry storage’ cobalt irradiators, with a full range of support services. All of the source designs have Special Form Approval from the competent authority.

Other Irradiation Sources

Other source designs that are used in research, panoramic and other types of irradiators are also offered as new sources and are maintained/supported. These include the RSL2010 pencil type source and the RSL1921 source incorporating a wire cable to allow remote handling.

Source Handling and Services

Nordion has the expertise, assets, infrastructure and experience to enable it to offer an extensive range of services to the radiation processing and radiation sources industries. Nordion UK is able to design, test and obtain regulatory approval of sources to meet users’ specifications; arrange transport and installation of radiation sources; perform load planning/optimization calculations; and provide inspection, emergency response, end-of-life and other support services.