The CEP Container Systems – an overview: 

1.      The Custom Designed Containment System follows the customer's specs. In other words, we will be building or supplying what the customer requires.  All other CEP Containers follow CEP BOX and CUBE dimensions and stacking patterns for ease of stacking and stability in a CEP/Customer Above Ground Monitored Retrievable Storage Facility. All CEP containers are retrievable.

2.      The CEP DOT BOX is of finite dimension and is qualified for on and more importantly offsite transportation. Radioactive waste content in CEP BOX can be solid or liquid to be determined on a case-by-case basis. It is recommended where possible to use heavy compacted radioactive waste to maximize the cost effectiveness of the CEP BOX.  Also separation of valuable radioactive waste might be considered where possible. Some radioactive waste should be considered a commodity. The CEP BOX can be stacked 10 high to maximize site storage capacity. 

3.       The CEP DOT CUBE is of finite dimensions and is qualified for on or offsite transportation. Radioactive waste content suitable for the CEP CUBE can be solid or liquids to be determined on a case-by-case basis. The CUBE is an ideal container for radioactive liquids, powders, small pellets, or other materials, which could be poured.  

4.       The purpose of the CUBE’s spherical void is to permit the best compromise between volume and strength. This feature allows the CUBE to safely stack 100 containers high (A 100 meter high storage facility) small footprint - occupies a minimal amount of valuable ground space at a storage facility. The spherical void also allows this container to qualify for offsite transportation. A cubic core can be substituted for onsite storage if required. 

5.      The CEP Onsite Containers/Low Cost is not suitable for offsite transportation. These Low Cost Containers follow CEP BOX or CUBE stacking patterns but may be larger in dimension i.e. 8 X 8 rather than 4 X 8 in the case of the CEP BOX and the concrete wall thickness may vary depending on the radioactive waste they contain. The core of the CUBE could be cubic rather than spherical to increase storage volume. 

6.      The High Security Container – HSC - has the same dimensions and stacking pattern as the CEP BOX. The main difference is the fastenings and tools used to secure the container. The fastening would be unique and random in shape and would require specialized tools to fasten and unfasten. These tools would be stored in a High Security Area. The strength, weight and fastenings of the HSC would qualify this container for High Security Purposes. The contents would be valuable and or dangerous in nature. 

7.       The VIT-PAC: Vitrification Container follows the CEP BOX and CUBE stacking patterns for ease of stacking and stability in a CEP/Customer Above Ground Monitored Retrievable Storage Facility and could be fabricated either as an onsite only container or DOT BOX or CUBE. The VIT-PAC refractory liner is only thick enough to absorb the thermal shock when melted glass is being poured into the container. The VIT-PAC would contain vitrified radioactive waste. 

8.       The CEP DUCRETE Containers is used where higher shielding is required. The Ducrete Container has the same dimensions and stacking pattern of the CEP BOX. The radioactive waste payload to be determined on a case-by-case basis.


Containment for Environmental Protection - US Inc.
Containment for Environmental Protection - US Inc.