TCSC's primary role is the maintenance and development of codes of practice. Some of the codes are used directly for package design and operation, others are extensively quoted by member organisations in a wide range of safety documentation.

Safe Transport of Radioactive Material, Industry Codes of practice for the UK.
A pdf of a poster designed for Radioactive Materials Transport and Storage 2012 is downloadable here.

Some TCSC codes are readily applicable to areas other than transport,and are of use to designers working in a wide range of engineering disciplines.The codes of practice are available for non-member organisations information and use. For further information, please contact the secretariat.

TCSC 0031 - Design and Operation to Minimise Seizure of Fasteners - June 2014
Provides guidance to designers and operators on the precautions that can be taken to minimise the risk of galling for fasteners.

TCSC 1006 - The Securing / Retention of Radioactive Material Packages on Conveyances- September 2014
Provides guidance on the design and operation of package tie-down systems. It suggests suitable stress limits, provides fatigue data together with simple methods for calculating design load.

TCSC 1042 - Design of Transport Packaging for Radioactive Material- Obsolescent December 2011
Provided comprehensive advice and data useful to package designers. The code provide guidance and infromation on criticality, containment, shielding, thermal and impact performance to meet the regulatory requirements and includes information on miscellaneous related issues such as lightweight packages.

TCSC1056 - Shielding Integrity Testing of Radioactive Material Transport Packaging- December 2005
Provides guidance to designers when specifying the shielding integrity test requirements and details of the methodology for assessing the quality of shielding using the source and scintillation technique and ultrasonics.

TCSC1068 - Leakage Tests on Packages for Transport of Radioactive Materials - March 2008
Covers a wide range of techniques that can be used to assess and measure the leakage rate through package containment. The sensitivities of the various qualitative methods are given, together with the theoretical background to pressure drop techniques.

TCSC1073 - Format for Supplementary Labelling of Packages used for Safe Transport of Radioactive Material - March 2011
Provides a summary of the legal requirements, together with recommendations for good practice for marking, labelling and placarding to meet the National, European and International Regulations.

TCSC1078 - Self Assessment and Approval of Package Types IP-1, IP-2, IP-3 & Type A- May 2013
Provides guidance on format of Package Design Safety Report for self assessment and approval of package Types IP-1, IP-2, IP-3 and Type A, including a template for the Certificate forApproval.

TCSC 1079 -Lifting Points for Radioactive Material Transport Packages - June 2003
Makes recommendations on design, testing and inspection, and includes a detailed guide to the application of BS 2573. This code has been recently updated to reference the requirements of LOLER & PUWER regulations. The appendix gives general methods for the correct design of welded and bolted lugs.

TCSC 1080 - Finishing Systems for Transport Containers- June 2010
Provides comprehensive guides on the specification and application of coating systems to a range of commonly encountered surfaces, which, despite the title, are not limited to transport containers.

TCSC1086 - Good practice Guide to Drop Testing of Type B Transport Packages - December 2009
Provides complementary guidance to the IAEA Advisory Material (TS-G-1.1) on the technical aspects of testing. Testing a package design is often a time consuming and expensive exercise. A perfectly executed series of tests are useless if subsequently the philosophy of the test method is challenged and rejected.

TCSC1087 - The Application of Finite Element Analysis to Demonstrate Impact Performance of Transport Package Designs - July 2012
Provides current good practice in using explicit Finite Element Method for the analysis of impact behaviour of transport packages. The objective is to raise the standard of Finite Element Analyses so as to improve the confidence that can be place in analyses, so that these can take a more central role in demonstrating regulatory compliance.

TCSC1088 - Surface Finish Guide for Transport Containers Manufactured from Stainless Steel - March 2008
To provide designers in-depth guidance on surface finish for transport containers manufactured in stainless steel. The IAEA publish advisory

TCSC1089 - Safe Transport of Radioactive Material as an Excepted Package - August 2008
To help consignors understand the requirements for transporting radioactive material as an Excepted Package.

TCSC 1090 - The Design, Manufacture, Approval and Operation of an ISO Freight Container for use as an Industrial Package Type 2 (IP-2) - March 2009
Provides guidance on design, manufacture, testing, approval and operation of ISO Freight Containers as Industrial

TCSC 1093 - Thermal Analysis and Testing of Transport Packages - March 2012
Provides guidance on the thermal testing and analysis of packages, to supplement and support the information provided in the IAEA Regulations and the accompanying advisory material.

TCSC 1094 - Procurement Guide for Transport Packages - March 2011
This procurement guide for Transport Packagings provides guidance for the supply of services required to enable the procurement of transport packagings that meet the requirements for the safe transport of radioactive material.

TCSC 1095 - Guide to Packaging Repair - March 2014
This is a guide to Packaging Repair provides guidance on the process to be applied for the repair of packaging to enable them to remain compliant with the requirements for the safe transport of radioactive material.

TCSC 1096 - Testing of Package Types IP-2, IP-3 and Type A - May 2013
This document provides guidance on the testing of Type IP-2, Type IP-3 and Type A Packages. It represents good practice and takes the form of recommendations..

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