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MarShield Shielding Solutions to Reduce Long Term Exposure to X-ray Radiation

May 22, 2020

MarShield Shielding Solutions to Reduce Long Term Exposure to X-ray Radiation

An X-ray is produced by energy released from an accelerating electron and resulting radiation can pass through some, but not all material. The x-ray radiation then interacts with a detector and forms an image of the inside of an object or person. While x-rays are a valuable diagnostic non-invasive tool with minimal risk to the patient, repeated long term exposure to x-rays can be harmful. Construction of hospitals and dental offices take steps to include radiation shielding that will reduce long term exposure from x-rays.

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Design Tips and Considerations for a Successful Nuclear Lead Pour

March 4, 2020

Design Tips and Considerations for a Successful Nuclear Lead Pour

The Nuclear industry often requires large radiation shields made primarily from lead. One common method is to pour lead into a steel fabrication. The metal shell protects the lead in a durable casing that holds up better over time. This also ensures that any risk of lead exposure is minimized as the lead is sealed in an outer casing.

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How to Solve your Shielding Challenges with Sheet Lead Product Options

February 21, 2020

How to Solve your Shielding Challenges with Sheet Lead Product Options

Sheet lead for Radiation Protection in laboratories, clinics, dental and medical application can be a challenge. Many contractors and architects face challenges due to space criteria and the weight of the shielding requirements. How to solve your shielding challenges with sheet lead product options?

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Lead alternatives: innovating the radiation shielding industry

January 3, 2020

Lead alternatives: innovating the radiation shielding industry

An area where material science is advancing the field of radiation shielding is in the development of non-lead shielding materials. Lead is used today because it’s cost-effective, easy to work with, and most importantly has the ability to reduce gamma radiation. One drawback of lead is that it is a toxic substance if ingested into the body. Given the toxicity, innovations are being made to produce thinner, more flexible and effective non-lead shielding solutions. Specifically, polymers are being utilized for their material properties. They are infused with tungsten and other metals to produce a new generation of shielding products.

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Radiation shielding with lead

August 1, 2019

Radiation shielding with lead

Designing and building radiation shielding can pose a variety of challenges, such as limitations on space, price, weight, and installation. One of the most versatile forms of shielding material that is used to overcome these challenges is lead—it’s less expensive, readily available, and easy to process into finished radiation shielding products. Lead is used in the construction, nuclear power, non-destructive testing, academic, and medical fields for radiation protection and shielding.

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Non-destructive testing: when safety & success must be absolutely assured

November 9, 2018

Non-destructive testing: when safety & success must be absolutely assured

Radiation shielding is often required in industrial x-ray and non-destructive testing (NDT) applications. MarShield’s broad range of radiation shielding solutions can be used to protect sensitive components and the equipment operator from x-rays emitted by industrial x-ray systems – thus enabling effective and efficient radiation protection in a safe workplace environment.

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How to solve your shielding challenges with sheet lead product options

May 7, 2018

How to solve your shielding challenges with sheet lead product options

Sheet lead for Radiation Protection in laboratories, clinics, dental and medical application can be a challenge. Many contractors and architects face challenges due to space criteria and the weight of the shielding requirements. We provide Sheet lead in 12 different sizes and thicknesses from 1/32nd to 1/4” for all shielding requirements.

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