OPG Announces New Mini Reactor In Darlington, Ontario
January 25, 2023
Ontario Power Generation has recently announced the launch of a new mini reactor in Darlington, Ontario. This innovative new reactor is Canada’s first small modular reactor that will be funded in part by The Canada Infrastructure Bank. This project will be essential for reaching Canada’s greenhouse gas reduction goal and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.
Highest-quality lead glass for the medical, industrial and nuclear industries
January 13, 2023
Lead glass is widely used in the medical, industrial, and nuclear industries and is essential in protecting employees from harmful radiation. Lead glass is usually placed into a lead-lined frame built into a wall or door. Some of the applications for lead glass include, observation viewing windows, mobile shielding protection, protection panels for check-up systems, and more. MarShield, an industry leader in radiation protection, carriers a variety of sizes and thicknesses of lead glass that provides exceptional radiation shielding.
Sheet lead: a quick and cost-effective method to efficiently shield radiation
December 16, 2022
Gamma ray attenuation properties of common shielding materials
November 14, 2022
Shielding for Radiation comes in many available products and design characteristics, some being more effective than others. Radiation Shielding and Protection is a very serious subject. What follows is just a basic overview of what’s available along with the variation of protection.
How to shade exposures: control the sun with sunshades
November 14, 2022
The primary purpose of a sunshade is to control the amount of direct sunlight through your building's windows. The benefits can be found in so many articles that we will not go into them here. The intent of this page is to show you how it works and give you insight into designing a louvered sunshade system that is right for your building, whether it is to be located in Houston, TX or Minneapolis, MN. The explanation can be as simple or as complicated as we want to make it. We opted for simple, yet effective. We will cover these topics: Where to shade How to shade Southern exposures How to shade Southeastern/Southwestern exposures How to shade Eastern and Western exposures
The MarShield Specifiers & Architects Resource Hub
October 12, 2022
Marshield is one of the best choices for your custom radiation shielding solutions. We provide radiation shielding design and consultation services to assist you in developing a custom solution that fits your needs. We also have a Specifiers & Architects Resource Hub with information for specifiers, architects, and engineers on products, specs, CAD drawings, and many other resources.
Lead Lined Cabinet Design and Considerations
September 12, 2022
If you’re looking to order MarShield Lead Lined Cabinets or get a quote, make sure to review the Cabinet Quotation Information and Considerations. We’ve outlined this information below to help you determine which design options and other considerations you should think about before placing an order. You can also download our Custom Lead Cabinet Information Sheet for additional information.
X-ray shielded cabinet enclosure for university breakthrough technology
August 1, 2022
MarShield was approached by a high-profile university in Ontario, Canada to help design and manufacture a large lead-lined cabinet. The project is considered state-of-the-art, breakthrough technology. Learn more about this project.
Common Sheet Lead Questions
June 27, 2022
Sheet lead is a common, quick and cost-effective method to efficiently shield radiation in dental offices, vet clinics, health clinics, hospitals and other areas. It can also be used for roof flashing and can be laminated to drywall or plywood depending on your needs. Many customers have questions about sheet lead orders and clarifications about what we offer. We’ve gathered all the important information you need to know about sheet lead to help you complete your order below.
Mobile Hi-Impact Shielding Barrier for Industrial Applications
March 4, 2022
MarShield recently developed an extremely durable with high visual clarity and extreme impact qualities barrier for a prominent energy company in Southeast USA. Read the product specifications and the outcome.
Sheet Lead for Soundproofing
February 11, 2022
Noise can have extreme effects on our health and well-being when exposed to high levels of it for extended periods of time. Prolonged exposure to loud noise can also have a very negative effect on your mental health. Sheet lead works as a great noise barrier and offers more protection than a thick layer of plaster, concrete or glass. Protect yourself and your hearing today with sheet lead.
Mars Metal Company, Specialty Casting Division, has a wealth of experience in turning your custom casting requirements into reality
January 17, 2022
The #MarsMetal Specialty Casting Division has the wealth and experience to turn your custom #leadcasting dreams into reality. Our sales and #engineering staff will work with you from design to delivery.
Tungsten Shielding Keeps Radiation Exposure to Minimum
December 3, 2021
Several applications require shielding from radiation where lead is not a feasible material. Tungsten heavy alloy provides an alternative to lead that is strong and highly customizable into precision components. With an approximately 1.7 times greater density than lead, tungsten guarantees radiation exposure is kept to a minimum. Tungsten’s higher density means the material provides better gamma ray absorption and radiation shielding. Not only is tungsten thicker than lead, but it is also easily mechanically processed/machined and has high ductility and strength. Compared to lead, tungsten is eco-friendly due to its non-toxic properties, making it a more feasible option for use in medical environments. Further, tungsten is also preferred in industrial settings requiring radiation shielding since it uses less material than lead and provides the same absorption level.
MarShield Launches Specifiers & Architects Resource Hub
September 17, 2021
MarShield is proud to announce the launch of its Specifiers and Architects Resource Hub. The hub providers specifiers, architects, and engineers have easy access to MarShield product information, specs, CAD drawings, and many other resources.
Bullet Resistant Steel Doors & Frames
August 25, 2021
Trust Ambico’s bullet resistant steel doors and frames to provide you with ballistic protection in accordance with the UL752 standard from Levels 1 through 10, while maintaining the appearance of standard hollow metal doors.
Easy-Clean X-Ray Glass provides x-ray protection from Alpha, Beta and Gamma Ionizing radiation for proper shielding of medical diagnostic imaging procedures
June 21, 2021
Ray-Bar offers an additional treatment to our x-ray glass with a permanent specialized surface coating that permeates deep into the glass crystalline structure to provide dirt repelling easy to clean x-ray glass that resists bacteria; inhibiting bacterial colonization and 'bio-film' build-ups. #easyclean #radiationprotection #xrayglass #xrayprotection
Five Use Cases for Radiation Shielded Doors
June 11, 2021
What are radiation shielded doors and why do we need them? Doors are meant to keep something or someone, either out or in. Our acoustic doors are designed to control and limit sound transmission, our bullet resistant doors are designed to prevent the entry of ballistic rounds, and our blast and pressure resistant assemblies are meant to contain and prevent the spread of blasts. Our lead lined steel and wood doors and frames are no different. Radiation shielded doors utilize radiation proof materials such as a lead lined core, covered by either wood or steel, to provide radiation protection in environments where radiation could cause serious damage to the people who are present. While hospital environments might be the first place you think of when you think of radiation such as X-ray machines, there are a surprising number of other areas where radiation protection is essential.
Shielding Options: Lead vs. Tungsten
April 19, 2021
When considering options for radiation shielding, the most important thing is to use materials with a high density. Lead and tungsten are the most common materials to shield gamma radiation, however, they both have different advantages.
Designing and Manufacturing Modular Radiation Shielding Barriers and Walls
March 24, 2021
Durable Modular Radiation Barriers designed form maximum flexibility and easy installation. Designed for the medical industry, these full body shielding units shield personnel from harmful secondary radiation in examination rooms, intensive or cardiac case units, and nuclear medicine suites. They also provide shielding in industrial applications, including welding, nuclear and non-destructive-testing.
Designing Radiation Shielding for NDT and Other Industries
February 5, 2021
Our lives are impacted by industrial x-ray and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) as they play a crucial role in ensuring safety and reliability of everything from aircraft parts, to bridges and power stations. However, this also puts equipment operators and sensitive components at risk of being exposed to harmful radiation. MarShield designs and manufactures custom modular radiation shielding rooms, protecting all stakeholders by maintaining a safe work-place environment.