Description: A method for the safe handling of the SNAP-III thermoelectric generators is presented. It provides information regarding shipping regulations, general handling instructions for packing, unpacking, and demonstrating the device, and procedures to follow in an event of an accident. Possible hszards involved in handling the device, and the probability of any of these hazardous incidents occurring while it is being demonstrated, are summarized. Containment of the radioisotope fuel used in the SNAP-III device was assured under rigorous conditions, including short time external thermal temperature excursions to 1600 deg C, when in the shipping container. The probability of the device encountering such temperatures are remote. (auth)
Date: April 1, 1959
Creator: Dobry, T. J., Jr. & Guinn, P.
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