AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
A220.127.116.11. Any other Type A, Type B, Type B(U), or Type B(M) packaging that also meets the applicable
requirements for fissile material packaging in section V of the IAEA "Regulations for the Safe Transport of
Radioactive Materials, Safety Series No. 6," or IAEA "Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials,
No. TS-R-1 and for which the foreign competent authority certificate has been revalidated by the DOT according to
49 CFR 173.473. Authorized only for export and import shipments.
A18.104.22.168. A 208 L (55 gallon) steel drum (1A2), subject to the following conditions:
Packaging must meet the PG I performance requirements.
The quantity may not exceed 350 grams of uranium 235 in any nonpyrophoric form, enriched to any degree
in the uranium 235 isotope.
Each drum must have a minimum 18-gauge body and bottom head and 16-gauge removable top head with
one or more corrugations in the cover near the periphery.
Closures must conform to 49 CFR 178.352.
At least four equally spaced 12 mm (0.5 inch) diameter vent holes must be provided on the sides of the
drum near the top, each covered with weatherproof tape or equivalent device.
Appropriate primary inner containment of the contents and sufficient packaging material, such as plastic or
metal jars or cans, must be provided so that DOT 7A provisions are satisfied by the inner packaging.
Each inner container must be capable of venting if subjected to the thermal test described in 10 CFR Part
Liquid contents must be packaged per 49 CFR 173.412.
The maximum weight of contents including internal packaging must not be over 91 kgs (200 pounds) with
fissile material content limited as shown in table A11.2:
A22.214.171.124. Any metal cylinder that meets the performance requirements of A11.6 and 49 CFR 178.350 for DOT 7A
Type A packaging may be used for the transport of residual "heels" of enriched solid uranium hexafluoride without
a protective overpack per table A11.3:
Table A11.2. Fissile Material Content and Transport Index for UN 1A2 Package.
Maximum U-235 per
MinimumTransport Index per
Package as Fissile Class II
Maximum Number of Packages
Transported as a Fissile Material
1. Transport index is limited by the external radiation levels.
2. Maximum number is limited by the total transport index.