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Lead Bricks

 
 

Lead Bricks

Lead Bricks

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Medi-RayTM supplies all standard lead brick sizes as well as interlocking configurations. Custom designs and sizes are supplied in the shortest turn-around time in our industry. Medi-RayTM's Dura-block bricks are uniform in size and are the finest bricks available.

 
 

Lead Bricks

Lead Bricks

Medi-RayTM provides the most comprehensive materials and assemblies for your lead shielding projects. The variety of lead brick designs, in-house coating services and machining capabilities provide the customer with numerous alternatives and options.

Medi-RayTM has custom lead brick configurations that can be altered to a customer’s requirements. Pure lead or antimonial lead is available as well.

Lead bricks are one of the forms of lead used in radiation shielding. Lead bricks are typically used in reactors for radiation shielding. Because of the high intensity of the radiation produced in those reactors, a thicker form of lead is necessary to reduce intensity. Lead bricks fulfil this requirement, as they have the thickness to shield against high intensity radiation.

Types of lead bricks manufactured by Medi-RayTM are:

  • Standard Rectangular Lead Bricks:
  • These lead bricks are for standard shielding wall formation. The fit and finish of each lead brick yields the finest shielding characteristics available.

  • Interlocking Lead Bricks:
  • These lead bricks are used in the corners and other joints of the basic lead shielding wall.

  • Lead Barrier Walls and Caves:
  • Using the above two types of lead bricks, a wall or cave can be formed so they can be fitted directly in the area of shielding.

  • Dura-Block Custom Lead Bricks:
  • This type of lead brick has an interlocking system that attaches the bricks together. This assures strong shielding from harmful radiation.

Characteristics of Lead Bricks

  • Cast from 99.9% pure virgin high quality lead.

  • Commonly used for shielding when heavy-duty protection is needed.

  • Versatile for many applications, including in walls, bunkers, coves, glove-boxes, hot cells, partitions, nuclear shielding, transportation of radioactive materials or as a ballast weight.

  • Available as straight, rectangular or interlocking type in a wide range of sizes, thicknesses and shapes to suit your application.

  • Interlocking lead bricks offer maximum protection against x-ray beta and gamma radiation. The bricks have a unique interlocking “V” shape tongue and groove configuration that prevents the leakage of radiation.

  • Lead bricks can be cut on site in any direction without the fear of losing the interlocking capability.

  • Lead bricks are also available in machined finish.

Benefits

  • Reduce exposure to harmful high energy radiation

  • Create a healthy and safe environment

  • Lead bricks can be easily erected, modified, disassembled and relocated.

  • Can be custom designed and manufactured to your specifications.

Lead Brick Applications

Lead bricks are typically used in nuclear and radiation therapy applications. However, lead bricks can also be used for radioactive isotope creation, ballast weights and counterbalances.

The interlocking feature of these lead bricks eliminates radiation leakage in the wall. These interlocking lead bricks are offered in sizes that are manageable and easy to stack, and they require no mortar or any other additional shielding materials.

Lead Brick Installation

When installing lead bricks, the best method of installation is to have the lead bricks sandwiched. The lead bricks can be sandwiched between two rows of studs or between a concrete wall and a row of studs.

 
 

Standard Rectangular Lead Bricks

Standard Rectangular Lead Bricks

Standard brick sizes are only the beginning of Medi-RayTM’s Dura-Block Brick products. Custom production machinery and proprietary molds yield bricks consistent in size and shielding quality and provide bricks in any thickness.

The fit and finish of each Dura-Block brick yields the finest shielding characteristics available.

Off-the-shelf sizes for immediate delivery range from 2” x 2” x 4” to 4” x 6” x 12”. This size range is the largest selection available in lead brick shielding.

 
 

Interlocking Lead Bricks

Interlocking Lead Bricks

Medi-RayTM has developed a new, revolutionary interlocking design for lead bricks for the easiest assembly and the greatest radiation protection. Medi-RayTM’s interlocking bricks are coated with proprietary etching and paint coatings which are the most durable in the radiation field. Application of these coatings provides an enhanced level of personnel safety and allows cleaning of all areas with ease. All interlocking brick configurations can be altered and custom designed to the needs of individual customers at no extra cost.

Medi-RayTM’s cost effective production techniques has resulted in the lowest lead brick prices available.

 
 
 

Lead Barrier Walls And Caves

Lead Barrier Walls And Caves

Medi-RayTM provides the most comprehensive material and assemblies for lead shielding projects. The variety of lead brick designs, in-house coating services and machining capabilities provide the customer with many alternatives and options. CAD drawings of completed assemblies of lead caves and enclosures are supplied to the customer with assembly instructions. All assemblies are pre-assembled before shipment to guarantee proper fit and finish.

Stainless steel covering materials and supports are offered for all structures.

Medi-RayTM also offers door assemblies, lifting apparatus to facilitate assembly and hinges to ease movement and facilitate technician use.

 
 
 

Dura-Block Custom Lead Bricks

Dura-Block Custom Lead Bricks

Medi-RayTM has several custom lead brick configurations that can be altered to a customer’s requirements. Medi-RayTM proprietary tooling gives customers total latitude in all brick dimensions with secondary machining procedures available at a nominal cost.

Dura-Block Custom Lead Bricks

Custom lead brick designs can be provided in pure lead or antimonial lead compositions. The high quality and excellent pricing of Medi-RayTM’s lead bricks cannot be surpassed.