Do you need to build a special structure that protects against radiation penetration? Maybe you want a space that cannot be penetrated by x-rays. You can build a container or structure with lead-lined building materials, but when you need maximum protection and stability, you may want to consider building a lead vault from interlocking bricks. Here are some of the good things these materials have to offer.
What is a Lead Brick?
Lead bricks are rectangular shaped blocks made from lead. You can buy flat bricks or ones designed to interlock. Interlocking bricks have tongue and grooves on all 4 sides and shoulder type edges. This gives you a perfect fit, and there may be no need to add additional materials for sealing.
Lead bricks are often used in nuclear power applications and shielding of diagnostic equipment. If you need to transport radioactive material, a specially built lead vault or cave is an excellent choice.
Type of Bricks Available
When you order your bricks from a trusted supplier, you have several choices. For example, you can order flat bricks or interlocking bricks. Flat bricks are good for general purpose shielding projects while interlocking bricks let you build a lead vault of any size or shape.
You can save money when you buy plain uncoated bricks. However, it’s possible to be exposed to lead dust and debris. Also, handling lead bricks can cause one to absorb lead and may lead to illness. Precautionary steps are important for worker protection.
Epoxy coating makes your lead vault construction safer for workers because the bricks are sealed.
Powder coating offers maximum worker protection and protects your bricks from getting chipped or cracked.
The Right Supplier
Before building your lead vault, consider a supplier that specializes in lead products. They can custom-build your vault and supply you with professional advice on the best options.
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