Nuclear Shields is a manufacturer of lead radiation shielding solutions with 40 years of experience. Since we have our own lead casting department, Nuclear Shields can produce custom shielding according to your requirements very quickly with a competitive price. Any high density radiation shielding request can be manufactured.
We can produce all high density radiation shielding that may be required to effectively protect from ionizing radiation. Our standard radiation shielding product range includes nuclear medicine equipment, x-ray protection, radiation shielding walls, and more. Different types of radiation require different radiation shielding methods. Nuclear Shields produces high density radiation shielding solutions to effectively shield indirectly ionizing radiation.
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What is radiation shielding?
Radiation shielding is designed and calculated according to the ALARA principle, which means As Low As Reasonably Achievable. It is important to know that there are three basic factors that provide safety from radiation exposure: Time, Distance and Shielding. Spend as little time as necessary in the presence of radioactive sources and keep as much distance as possible. To add additional safety, radiation shielding should often be used. The shielding material and thickness of this material should be calculated based on many factors. These radiation shielding calculations should be performed by an authorized person. For gamma and x-ray, the most used shielding materials are lead, tungsten or concrete, depending on the required size of the shielding and the available budget.
Different radiation types require different radiation shielding methods and materials. Ionizing radiation can be categorized in two main categories: indirectly ionizing radiation and directly ionizing radiation. Indirectly ionizing radiation includes neutrons, gamma rays and x-rays. Directly ionizing radiation includes charged particles, being bèta particles and alpha particles. Nuclear shields has 40 years of experience in shielding indirectly ionizing radiation for different industries. We provided radiation shielding solutions for the medical imaging industry, the food industry and nuclear power plants.
- 40 Years experience
- ISO Certified