Arrange for Shipping

Users are required to comply with U.S. Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory, and APS requirements for inbound and outbound shipping.

In general, users are not permitted to either transport hazardous material on the Argonne site or arrange for shipment directly to the APS. Hazardous materials must be processed through Argonne's hazardous materials receiving area. Special provisions apply for small-quantity exceptions and biohazards.

Assistance with return shipping is available, with costs charged to the user's account.


Communicate with your host beamline well in advance to avoid delays and difficulties with shipping.

Shipping and Safety Requirements
The APS User Experiment Safety Coordinator, Bruce Glagola is available for guidance and assistance (, 630-252-9797).