Shipping DEWARS from SMB Beamlines

Follow the steps listed below

  1. Remove any old shipping labels from the dewar.
  1. Fill-out the required Return Dewar Request and print-out the generated Dewar Return Shipping Form. Each dewar requires a form. All Dewars will be topped off with liquid nitrogen by Shipping and Receiving and shipped as Hazardous regardless if samples are present.

  2. Delays in shipping may occur if the paperwork is not properly filled out.

    Make sure payment information is listed on your shipping form!   Acceptable methods of payment include: Pre-paid or Carrier Account, or SSRL User Account. If you are not sure about the payment method,  contact Lisa Dunn.

    In addition to your address - make sure to include a contact name and phone number on the shipping form so that we can contact you should a problem arise.


  3. Insert the properly printed-out form into a clear sticky envelope (available at each crystallography beamline) and attach the envelope(s) to the dewar(s).

  4. Bring the dewars to the "outgoing" dewar shipping area  at SSRL Shipping and Receiving located in front of the stockroom.

  5. If you are concerned about the status of your dewar after submitting the above form, please send email to otherwise please contact Lisa Dunn at SSRL (Remote users should contact their user-support to find out if their dewar has been shipped back.)