Lead Shielding for Radiation Shielded Walls
Radiation protection walls are used to guard people against the harmful effects of exposure to radiation. While almost any material will provide some level of protection against gamma or xray radiation if enough is used, lead has proven to be one of the most effective and to provide the best protection in proportion to the amount of material used. Lead shielding for radiation walls comes in many forms, including lead lined sheetrock and plywood, lead bricks, and more.
Radiation/xray shielding walls provide effective protection against radiation sources in:
- Medical diagnostic imaging rooms
- Radiation therapy rooms
- Nuclear energy facilities
- and similar locations
Radiation & X-ray Shielding Wall Building Materials
Radiation Protection Products (RPP) manufactures a full line of lead shielding for radiation walls. We have the right radiation products for your shielded wall systems The RPP team will work with you to select the best and most effective radiation products for your unique requirements.
RPP’s lead lined plywood is the recommended lead shielding for radiation walls that require shielding materials more than 1/8” thick. Our radiation shielding plywood features lead cladding from 1/8” to 1/2” or more, as your application requires, and can be cut to fit your needs. Because of its weight, we recommend having your lead lined plywood cut to match your on-center stud dimensions.
Manufactured with lead lining laminated to 1/2” or 5/8” drywall, our lead lined sheetrock is available in standard or custom sizes. RPP uses only Fire Code Sheetrock for this radiation and xray shielding product; mold resistant and impact resistant options are also available. Please note that lead lined sheetrock requires special installation considerations.
To ensure continuous, leak-free lead shielding for radiation walls throughout the room, all lead lined plywood and lead lined sheetrock installations require sheet lead or lead plate around all cut outs, penetrations, and seams. Any receptacles, light switches, ducts, and telephone/data cable ingresses in shielded wall systems should also be fitted with radiation shielding materials.
Lead bricks are an effective way to build radiation shielded wall systems for any construction requirements. Radiation Protection Products offers standard lead bricks in all sizes, and interlocking tongue-and-groove lead bricks in a variety of standard sizes. We use only the purest lead available for our lead bricks, to give you the safest and most reliable lead shielding for radiation walls.
RPP’s lead angles will save you time and money on the construction of your radiation/x-ray shielded wall system. Our cost effective, leak-proof lead angles eliminate the need for lead strips and discs around screws or nails in lead backed drywall or plywood installations. Available in all heights and to meet all lead wall radiation shielding requirements.
Contact Us for Lead Shielding for Radiation Walls & More
Radiation Protection Products has everything you need for complete radiation protection, from our shielded wall systems to radiation shielded windows to neutron doors and more. Request a quote or contact RPP for lead shielding for radiation walls.