|IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:|
Shipments containing radioactive material must have prior approval and must be shipped to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus Office for Radionuclide Distribution (CORD). Packages sent without prior approval or sent directly to the UWMRRC will be immediately returned. Please contact Wendy Kennan by phone, 608/265-9748, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions regarding radioactive materials shipments.
|Hazardous Materials (Hazmat)|
Pressurized well chambers and survey meters are considered hazardous materials and require special packaging, labeling, and documentation.
HAZMAT-rated equipment received by the lab in non-compliant shipping containers will be charged $75 to cover the higher cost of providing HAZMAT-approved transport packaging and processing.
|Other shipping considerations|
|kVp and Survey Meters|
|Remove battery holders and pack separately to help prevent damage to the instrument.|
Instruments are inspected upon arrival for damage. You will be contacted immediately by phone if you equipment arrives damaged.
NOTE: Inadequate or previously used shipping packaging material will void any damage claim against the delivery service. New packaging is used for all equipment shipped from the UWMRRC.
|Please contact John Haugen-Wente by phone (608/263-4355) or email (email@example.com) for general shipping assistance.|
|1.||Include a completed and signed Calibration Order Form (CLICK HERE)|
|NOTE: Adobe Acrobat version 5.0 or higher is required to use these forms. CLICK HERE to get the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader|
|2.||Place each instrument in a plastic bag or wrap in plastic.|
|3.||Carefully pack instruments and required accessories in a suitable new shipping container as follows:|
|i.||Wrap each bagged instrument with bubble pack or equivalent packing material|
|ii.||Place instrument in the center of the shipping container and pad it with a minimum of 3 inches of packing material. Recommended packing materials include foam, urethane, or other dense material. Loose fill material alone does not provide adequate protection and increases the likelihood of crushing damage|
|iii.||Secure and enclose required accessories such as buildup caps or brachytherapy source holders.|
|iv.||DO NOT send standard A/C power cords, A/C power adapters, triaxial extension cables, or instrument manuals.|
|4.||Secure the box top and bottom with filament strapping tape.|
|5.||Seal all box seams with plastic tape to prevent moisture damage.|
|6.||Cover address labels with clear tape.|
|7.||Ship instruments to arrive during weekday business hours only.|
|**The UWMRRC will not accept shipments sent collect.**|
|Ship package via trackable service to:|
RADIATION CALIBRATION LABORATORY
1111 HIGHLAND AVE RM B1002
MADISON WI 53705-2275