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Lead Bricks for Radiation Shielding

Lead bricks, also called lead blocks, have a high molecular density, making them highly effective at protecting from gamma rays, x-rays, and other forms of radiation. Radiation Protection Products is your go-to source for radiation-shielding lead bricks for any industrial facility. We are dedicated to providing the industry’s fastest lead times and top-quality customer service to guarantee success in your projects. View our Lead Brick Submittals and CAD drawings to learn more about our capabilities. Contact us or request a quote to get started.


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Interlocking and Regular Lead Bricks

Lead Blocks Made from Pure Lead

Radiation Protection Products uses only the purest lead materials for all our high-density radiation shielding products. No refining occurs at our facility, making us one of the industry’s cleanest, most environmentally friendly radiation shielding providers.

Always consult a licensed physicist before purchasing lead bricks for radiation shielding in concrete walls. For more information, view our lead shielding considerations and other resources.

Interlocking Lead Bricks for Radiation Shielding

Interlocking lead bricks feature a tongue and groove to easily fit into many forms and create a customized radiation shielding barrier. They are an excellent solution for high-radiation applications as they eliminate the risk of leakage, are manageable and easy to stack, and are available in several sizes to suit various shielding and weight requirements:

  • 3/4” x 4” x 12”
  • 1” x 4” x 12”
  • 1-1/2” x 4 x 12”
  • 2” x 4” x 8”
  • 2” x 4” x 12”
  • 2-1/2” x 4” x 12”

All our interlocking lead bricks meet or exceed the federal specification QQL-171 Grade C.

Radiation Shielded Standard Lead Blocks

Standard lead bricks for concrete walls feature a traditional brick shape with a straight edge and can be cut to any size for complete customization. Standard lead blocks should be stacked in double rows with a staggered pattern to prevent leakage. In addition to concrete walls, standard lead bricks can be used with lead-lined drywall or other shielding materials.

Our standard lead blocks for radiation shielding meet or exceed the federal specification QL-201-F Grade C; see NCRP #49, #33, #35.

Why Lead Bricks for Radiation Shielding?

Lead blocks provide a higher level of shielding than lead-lined plywood or lead-lined drywall, making them ideal for constructing temporary or permanent walls, partitions, and other protective barriers. Due to the high density of lead and the number of electrons, the material is well-suited for scattering harmful radiation particles in applications.

Industrial Applications for Radiation Shielding Lead Blocks

Ideal for adding additional shielding to existing rooms or providing streamlined solutions for reducing wall and ceiling thickness in new construction, lead bricks have various applications where radiation protection is required. They may also be used for radioactive isotope creation, ballast weights, and counterbalances. Other common applications in laboratories, hospitals, and other facilities include:

  • Nuclear lead shielding
  • P.E.T. shielding
  • Gamma knife rooms
  • Glove boxes
  • Hot cells and partitions
  • Transporting radioactive materials
  • HDR rooms
  • Linear accelerator shielding

Lead Brick Shielding Case Studies

The best way to install lead blocks for any application is to sandwich the bricks between two rows of studs or steel tubing or between a concrete wall and a row of studs. This method enables conduit and cabling to be run without concern for cutting through the lead brick wall. We’ve conducted numerous case studies to demonstrate our proven strategies and highlight potential applications for radiation-shielding lead bricks, such as medical imaging and PET/CT scans.

Contact RPP for Lead Blocks and Other Radiation Shielding Products

Radiation Protection Products is the industry-leading supplier of radiation shielding lead bricks and other high-density lead products. With exceptional lead times for our industry and highly rated customer service, our well-seasoned staff is ready to answer questions and assist with designs, budgets, or other concerns. We provide turnkey shielding solutions, including lead block installation, worldwide. RPP is ready to handle any specification or requirement on every order.

Contact RPP to learn more about our products, services, and capabilities. Request a quote for lead bricks to begin your order.