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Lead Ballasts

Lead Ballast Used as Counterweight Applications

Industrial Lead Products

Lead ballast can be customized for your needs, using only the purest lead available for our lead casting & fabrication and lead castings.  Absolutely no refining takes place at our facility, making us one of the cleanest, most environmentally friendly providers of lead ballast in the industry.

Radiation Protection Products' partnership with industry experts assures you of the finest quality materials, engineering, and installation possible. Contact us for more information on determining your lead ballast needs.


On large modern ships, the keel is made of or filled with a high-density material, such as lead. 40% heavier than steel and 60% heavier than cast iron, lead brick is a cost-effective and efficient material to use as ballast.

Other counterweight applications of lead ballast in military, governmental, and public sectors include:

  • Submarines and drawbridges
  • Elevators
  • Boat keels
  • Aerospace
  • Hydroelectric, and more.


Custom lead ballast shapes are available to suit your specifications.  Our industry experience can provide you with all your lead rolled or lead poured ballast needs.

Radiation protection Products offers you over 50 years experience in:

  • Lead Ballast for Ships, Submarines, & Boats
  • Keels
  • Castweights
  • Storage containers
  • Nuclear casks
  • Lead Shielding

Other types of lead, such as antimonial or hard lead are available. Radiation Protection Products manufactures a full line of radiation shielding, industrial lead shielding, and lead ballast products.

For more information about custom lead product fabrication and other nuclear and radiation shielding products, contact Radiation Protection Products or request a quote.

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