We also offer Industrial Cf-252 Neutron Sources
QSA Global, Inc. manufactures premium quality Cf-252 neutron sources for Nuclear Start-Up Rod Assemblies (NSA), Primary Neutron Sources (PNS), and Fuel Scanning applications. We have a long history, spanning several decades, designing and manufacturing custom reactor Cf-252 neutron start-up and fuel scanner sources for many nuclear power plants and fuel manufacturers worldwide, including Westinghouse®, GE®, and Framatome®.
Our Cf-252 neutron sources are available in single or double encapsulation and in many different sizes and activities to meet your specific needs.
|Activity||Up to 3 mg (1.6 Ci / 60 GBq)|
|Neutron Output||Up to 6.9 X 109 n/s|
|Half-Life (T1/2)||2.645 Years|
|ISO/ANSI Standard||ISO 2919/ANSI N43.6|
QSA Global, Inc. has over 40 years of experience developing and manufacturing Cf-252 neutron sources for major nuclear power plants worldwide. Our engineers collaborate with you to understand and meet your neutron output specifications and tolerances. We also provide technical guidance on isotopic and thermal requirements, capsule dimensions, interface, assembly, and handling features.
QSA Global, Inc. offers several handling options so you can unload your Cf-252 neutron sources from the Type A container quickly and safely, including:
Cf-252 source procurement for reactor start-up companies involves many steps that can span years. QSA Global, Inc. understands this journey well and can support you from the initial concepts through delivery and long after.
When it is time to ship your Cf-252 neutron sources, we distribute them worldwide by utilizing the industry's largest fleet of Type A source containers with capacities up to 5 mg (2.7 Ci / 100 GBq). Our containers can be used in vertical or horizontal configurations depending on your loading and unloading requirements.
Cf-252 neutron sources are used for Nuclear Start-Up Rod Assemblies (NSA), Primary Neutron Sources (PNS), and Fuel Scanning applications.
QSA Global, Inc. is a member of the Cf-252 Buyer’s Consortium, which has access to Cf-252 neutron sources from USDOE.
All of QSA Global, Inc.’s Cf-252 sources carry Special Form approvals/certificates, and we offer exceptional regulatory support.
QSA Global, Inc. has the world's largest fleet of Type A storage and field containers for Cf-252 neutron sources with capacities up to 5 mg. Our containers can be used in vertical or horizontal configurations depending on your loading and unloading requirements.
QSA Global, Inc.'s Cf-252 neutron sources are tested according to ISO 2919/ANSI N43.6 standards.
We can perform high-pressure testing up to 60,000 PSI (414 MPa), which is well beyond the class 6 pressure requirement of 24,656 PSI (170 MPa). We can also perform temperature testing to the maximum class 6 requirement of 800° C for 1 hour.
Formerly known as Amersham Corporation and AEA Technology, QSA Global, Inc. is the original equipment manufacturer of Am-241, Am-241/Be, Cf-252, Cs-137, and Co-60 industrial sealed radioactive sources.