Scrap Metal

Instrumentation for detecting and rejecting radiation contaminated scrap is highly sought after by scrap yards. Fines are levied if contaminated scrap is delivered to the ports for shipment, reputations suffer, and the scrap is returned to its point of origin at the scrap yards expense.

Scrap Metal
Scrap Metal

GRAPPLE SCAN-GR Series

Grapple Scanner for Radiation in Scrap Metal

Large volumes of scrap metal are moved from truck to ship to railcar to foundry in the US and around the world. It is essential to know which scrap metal, if any, carries Radioactive Materials. Upon reaching the shipyard for transport if radioactivity is detected the scrap will be sent back to the point of origin with a fine on the scrapyard.

Detecting & Rejecting Contaminated Scrap Metal:

Radioactive material can enter the scrap metal supply in various ways. For example:

  • A radiotherapy cancer treatment source is lost or stolen and may be present
  • Diffuse radioactive materials become mixed with, or even enter the metal matrix of the scrap metal.

Doing a manual search of large amounts of metal is not feasible for many reasons. US Nuclear Corps’ Technical Associates’ Model GRAPPLE SCAN-GR SERIES of radiation detectors provides highly sensitive information from a Quick scan.

ADVANTAGES:

  • ALL LOADS ARE SCANNED, (Not just a few random samples).
  • No additional handling.
  • Contaminated material is spotted early.
  • Suspicious scrap metal can be separated easily.
  • Reliably Detects CFR 49C:

Hazard Class 7 (Radioactive Material).

  • High sensitivity because Detector Assembly is so close to material!

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Please view US Nuclear Corp’s full catalog with over 300 instruments available at
Technical Associates’, Overhoff Technology’s and Electronic Control Concepts websites.