Slide: Importance of Radiation Protection

In order to avoid potential health hazards from harmful radiation it is important to have proper radiation protection. Medi-RayTM manufactures and supplies different types of radiation shielding products, such as, lead sheets, lead plates, lead containers, lead bricks etc. Contact Medi-RayTM for custom designed products for your radiation shielding needs.

Importance of Radiation Protection

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Video: Lead Radiation Shielding Products

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

Video: Forms of Lead for Radiation Shielding

A variety of lead like sheets, such as, lead plates, lead bricks, lead containers, lead glass and lead wool are used for radiation shielding. These products are manufactured by Medi-Ray™ Inc.

Lead shielding for protection from Harmful Radiation

When it comes to providing radiation shielding from every day used devices such as medical / X-ray and airport detection devices the best choice is using lead as shielding material. Lead has proven to be the most economic and effective material for protecting humans from radiation producing devices.

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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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Slide: Types of radiation shielding materials

Radiation shielding is the use of material or devices that protect against ionizing radiation. Lead is a primary metal for radiation shielding. This slide discusses the different types of lead shielding materials.

Medi-RayTM-Types of radiation shielding materials

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Lead Bricks for Effective Radiation Shielding

Lead bricks originate from the purest lead available and are popular for constructing lead walls in places where the need for radiation protection is high. Lead bricks are common in nuclear reactors to shield high intensity radiation produced in them.

Lead Bricks

Medi-RayTM provides lead bricks with interlocking features. The different types of lead bricks supplied by Medi-RayTM are:

Standard lead bricks

This is the basic type of rectangular lead brick. Medi-RayTM manufactures standard rectangular lead bricks of different sizes and thicknesses based on customer’s requirements.

Interlocking lead bricks

Interlocking lead bricks provide the highest level of radiation protection. They are used for building lead walls, and for fitting corners of lead walls and built using standard rectangular lead bricks.

Dura Block lead bricks are one of the types of interlocking lead bricks manufactured by Medi-RayTM. This brick can create a wall but cannot fit corners.

Lead barrier walls and caves

Medi-RayTM manufactures and pre-assembles custom lead walls according to the requirements of the customer. They can be directly installed in the area where radiation protection is needed.

Uses of lead bricks

  • Used in x-ray facilities
  • Defense industry
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Laboratories where radioactive experiments are performed

If you need lead bricks or any other type of radiation shielding product contact Medi-RayTM at 877-898-3003 today.

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.

Lead Sheets

Lead is a material used in everyday life all over the world. It comes in many different sizes and shapes depending on its use. Its versatility and protective qualities make it a material in high demand.

Though all different forms of lead materials can be of great use to a number of industries, the most common and useful form of lead is the lead sheet.

Lead sheets are an important product, most of the time made from pure lead. These sheets have great importance in chemical and radiation related industries, as lead metal is highly resistant against a wide variety of chemicals, as well as x-rays and gamma rays. Lead sheets are built into walls of doctor’s offices, hospitals, and laboratories, as well as storage containers and aprons, to protect both doctors and patients from the harmful radiation and contamination associated with the medical field.

Lead sheets that are used in chemical, medical, and building related industries are generally either made from pure lead, or a mixture called lead-antimonial alloy. Calcium-lead and calcium-lead-tin are also suitable combinations for many applications of lead sheets as well.

As you can imagine, the benefits of lead sheets are considerable. For one, lead is a rugged, flexible, and long lasting material, that has considerable aesthetic appeal. Due to its benefits, lead is gaining great popularity in a number of industries.  For example, the roofing business no longer considers lead use for traditional applications such as churches and historic buildings. Architects have been won over by the attractive and long lasting properties of lead sheets for modern buildings, both for roofing and the vertical cladding of external walls.

The high density and limpness of lead sheets make lead a very effective material for reducing the transmission of noise through partitions and doors of lightweight construction. Often the lead sheets are bonded to plywood or other building boards for convenience of handling. Current developments include employing lead sheets for the reduction of industrial noise, and from engines of all sorts. A particular advantage to this use of lead sheets is that the high density of the material creates a need for relatively thin layers to suppress the transmission of sound.

Are you looking for the highest quality lead materials for your home or business? Contact Medi-RayTM today, to choose from our wide variety of lead products of only the highest quality.

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.