Video: Lead Shipping Containers

Medi-RayTM offers a comprehensive line of lead shipping containers for all your shipping needs. Lead shipping containers are used to transport radioactive materials from place to place. Medi-RayTM products meet DOT compliance and transportation safety needs. We provide a wide variety of proprietary coatings, plastic encasements and specialized linings in numerous shapes and sizes.

 

Lead Radiation Shielding Products

Since 1974, Medi-RayTM has been the largest supplier of radio-pharmaceutical shipping containers. This slide discusses some of the lead radiation shielding products manufactured by Medi-RayTM.

Lead Radiation Shielding Products

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Lead Shipping Containers

Lead shipping containers are used for a variety of reasons. For instance, they are used to transport radioactive materials, to meet DOT compliance and transportation safety needs with a wide variety of proprietary coatings, plastic encasements and specialized linings in numerous shapes and sizes.

Medi-RayTM offers a comprehensive line of lead shipping containers for all your shipping needs. Medi-RayTM has been the largest supplier of radio-pharmaceutical shipping containers since 1974. In over 30 years of product development, Medi-RayTM has revolutionized the design and production of every type of shielded medical containers.

Un-Coated Lead Containers

Un-Coated Lead Containers

Medi-RayTM will fabricate uncoated containers and products which can be assembled into plastic or metal interior and exterior shells or forms. Custom pouring of lead into a customer supplied form is accommodated with shipment back to the customer within 24 hours.

Plastic Encased Lead Packaging

Plastic Encased Lead Packaging

Medi-RayTM can provide exterior plastic encasements customized to the customer’s exact dimensions and colors. These containers have interlocking plastic lids and bases, with corporate logos and product identification symbols as part of the plastic encasement.

Coated Lead Packaging

coated lead containers
The coated lead containers utilized for radiopharmaceuticals normally have interlocking lid/base designs and can come equipped with bottle sponges and desiccant liners. The proprietary coatings utilized by Medi-RayTM guarantee adhesion with no cracking or chipping as are so often found with other companies’ products.

 

Lead Shipping Containers

Medi-Ray manufactures lead containers with interlocking features and leakage protection.

lead shipping containers

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Lead Shipping Containers for Radiation Protection

Lead shielding refers to the use of lead to shield or protect people or objects from radiation. Because of its high density and high atomic number, lead can effectively fade certain kinds of radiation. Lead containers are designed for the storage and shipment of radioactive materials. In most of the cases, outer dimensions and appearance are almost same; the difference lies in the thickness of lead shielding.

Lead Shipping Containers

Medi-Ray fabricates lead containers for radioactive pharmaceuticals, nuclear applications, radioactive source storage, and waste containers. All containers feature interlocking component designs that guarantee no radiation leakage and provide safety during handling and transport. From outside, these containers are plastics shelled, that protects you from physically touching lead, which is a toxic metal. Medi-Ray can design and manufacture these lead shielding containers in multiple sizes that can accommodate hundreds of lead wall thicknesses, cover designs, and locking mechanisms.

These lead shipping containers are manufactured from A36 or 44W carbon steel. All hardware used from heavy-duty hinges to locks is of the highest quality. Extreme care is taken in the surface preparation to all surfaces for the supply and application of a finish coat of paint to the desired color. All storage containers are available with your choice in lead shielding from 1/32″ to 2″ thick or more.

Medi-Ray offers “just-in-time” delivery schedules for its clients to reduce customer inventory costs and to deliver mutually economical delivery quantities. Medi-Ray maintains a safety stock of castings, components, and finished products to guarantee timely delivery.

Medi-Ray quality control procedures are refined and expanded to include inspection procedures stipulated by customers. Certification by Medi-Ray quality control personnel accompanies each shipment.

 

The Importance of Lead Lined Products

Lead lined products and rooms have great importance throughout the world today. Lead linings are used in many different types of facilities worldwide. Examples of such places include hospitals and medical clinics, where lead products are used to provide medical radiation shielding. Lead lined products are also often used in the construction industry, to provide defense and protection to people and their surrounding environment against harmful rays. The importance of lead lined products is steadily growing all over the world, as protection from radiation in any situation, is crucial.

Radiation protection is of utmost importance in regard to lead products. Therefore, it must be taken very seriously. From medical to industrial situations, there is a dire need for the application of lead lined products in radiation shielding. Radiation, whether we like it or not, holds great necessity in our modern world. Without radiation and advanced in technology, industries such as healthcare, construction, and defense would be stuck in the past. These advances create the importance for radiation protection, as it creates a safe environment for individuals working around radiation sources. Unprotected exposure to radiation can cause damaging and irreversible changes to the body. Overexposure to high levels of radiation increases the likelihood of contracting many types of tumors and cancers, as well as radiation sickness, and severe skin burns. These circumstances create the need and high demand for lead lined products.

Lead lined products hold great importance in a wide variety of industries and settings:

  •  Lead building products are often used throughout the construction industry. This includes decorative lead fixings, lead pipe shielding, and lead sheets. With advances in technology, solutions can be made to correct any issues involving radiation. Lead is also a highly economical material, which creates long lasting, corrosion resistant results.
  •  Lead products used for radiation shielding can keep healthcare workers and their patients safe from harmful rays. This includes anyone working in the Veterinary, Dental, and Medical fields.
  •  The need for lead shielding in nuclear power facilities is intense. Powerful gamma and neutron radiation can be extremely harmful if not contained. This includes protecting the surrounding environment, as well as any transportation needed to move radioactive materials.
  • Lead shielding is also important to the Defense industry. Radiation shielding for defense purposes must be extremely strong, due to their long periods of time submerged in water. Lead products used within the defense industry may include lead shielding, lead wool, and lead bricks.

Here at Medi-RayTM we make it our highest priority to provide people all over the world with the highest quality lead materials for needs in any situation. Contact us today for more information on our top of the line products.

 

Lead Lined Storage and Waste Containers

Lead lined storage and waste containers come in many different shapes and sizes, and are composed of many different outer materials, the most common, being steel.

These containers are used most commonly for the storage, and or disposal of materials that have been contaminated with low-level energy gamma radiation. This includes protection from contaminated syringes, as well as many other nuclides used within the field of Nuclear Medicine.

The lead lined container comes with many benefits to individuals, as well as their surrounding environments. For example, they reduce the risk of accident or unnecessary radiation exposure to workers or the general public, and they reduce costly storage and maintenance. In addition, these containers are equipped with disposable plastic liners to allow the rapid and efficient transfer of radioactive contents.

Here at Mediray, we emphasize the use of Lead lined storage and waste containers to minimize exposure to radiation, while maintaining a clean and safe environment.