Advanced Gauging Technologies, L.L.C. is licensed by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to accept isotope sources for Recovery (accept ownership of sources no longer in use), and/or Disposal (coordinate physical disposal of sources with federal and state authorities). This includes many common sealed sources used in industrial, medical, food processing and other industries as well as sources used in research and development. Once a source has been transferred for recovery or disposal, A.G.T. will assume ownership.
We can also accept sources for temporary storage from customers who do not want to transfer ownership. This is an alternative for customers who may not be able to store their sources in a secure location and/or those who may want to store a source on a temporary basis (i.e. for future use).
Our program provides two options for handling this process depending upon a customer’s particular needs.
For sources that have already been properly packed and labeled in D.O.T. approved containers
Customer can ship source(s) to A.G.T. via a licensed carrier. Per federal regulations, the source(s) must have been leak tested within six months of the ship date. A.G.T. can perform all leak testing services for you if necessary. We will also provide sample templates of a typical carrier Bill of Lading and Notice of Transfer letter for the USNRC.
For sources that need to be leak tested and packed in D.O.T. approved containers
Advanced Gauging Technologies will remove the source(s) from your gauging unit. We will then perform shutter and leak tests, pack the source(s) in a Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) approved container and apply all necessary labels required before source(s) can be transferred. Customers can then ship the source(s) to Advanced Gauging Technologies via an approved carrier that is licensed to transfer radioactive materials. A.G.T. will provide sample templates of a typical carrier Bill of Lading and Notice of Transfer letter for the USNRC.
Advanced Gauging Technologies has recovered and/or disposed of hundreds of isotope sources throughout North America. We have the experience and technical know-how to handle sealed isotope sources safely and effectively, including strict adherence to all state and federal regulations.
Acceptable Isotope Source List
|Isotope||Decay Mode||Principle Energy||Half Life|
|Americium-241||Am241||gamma||69.5 keV||Low Energy||432.2 years|
|Americium-241/Beryllium||Am241/Be||neutron||3 – 10 MeV||432.2 years|
|Barium-133||Ba133||gamma||356 keV||High Energy||10.5 years|
|Cadmium-109||Cd109||x-ray||21 – 26 keV||Low Energy||1.3 years|
|Californium-252||Cf252||neutron||~2 MeV||2.6 years|
|Cesium-137||Cs137||gamma||662 keV||High Energy||30.2 years|
|Cobalt-57||Co57||gamma||122 & 137 keV||Low Energy||272 days|
|Cobalt-60||Co60||gamma||1.1 MeV||High Energy||30.2 years|
|Curium-244||Cm244||x-ray||18 keV||Low Energy||18.1 years|
|Gadolinium-153||Gd153||x-ray||41-49, 97 & 103 keV||Low Energy||240 days|
|Iodine-125||I125||x-ray||386 & 667 keV||59 days|
|Iron-55||Fe55||x-ray||5.9 keV||Low Energy||2.7 years|
|Krypton-85||Kr85||beta||687 keV||10.8 years|
|Nickel-63||Ni63||beta||66 keV||100 years|
|Promethium-147||Pm147||beta||225 keV||2.6 years|
|Ruthenium-106||Ru106||beta||39 keV & 3.5 MeV||1.0 year|
|Strontium-90||Sr90||beta||546 keV & 2.3 MeV||28.8 years|