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Introduction of Tungsten Alloy radiation shielding


Tungsten alloy is ideal for shielding against X-rays and gamma radiation. The very high density of tungsten shielding (more than 60% denser than lead) allows a reduction in the physical size of shielding components, without compromising their rigidity or the effectiveness of the shielding characteristics.


Whether you need to protect sensitive electronic equipment or delicate human tissue, the energy-absorbing properties of T&D’s tungsten alloys make them exceptional choices for radiation shielding applications, in both medical and industrial settings.



1) Shielding in medical 

multi leaf collimator 

shielding protection tank for medical radiation

shielding syringe for liquid medicine radiation

tungsten alloy containers, such as tank, box for storing radioactive materials

autocollimator and tungsten collimation bar for medical lineal accelerator, nuclear industry and container system inspection

shielding for Co60 and other radiation

 gamma radiography shield



2) Shielding in industry

 shielding block

 flaw detector

 large container inspection devices

 radioactive source containers

 Nuclear shielding wall etc.


Compared to traditional radiation shielding materials, tungsten alloys provide excellent value. A high-density alloy can provide the same energy absorption as lead using 1/3 less material! Unlike lead, you’ll also reduce administration costs by eliminating the need to obtain special licensing—it’s not required.


Clients all across the globe are taking advantage of tungsten alloy’s reliable radiation shielding properties. If you need to protect yourself, your patients or your equipment from the harmful effects of excess radiation, come to us!


Our products are available as finished machined parts or as short rod, round bar, and rectangular blocks.


Why we need tungsten alloy radiation shielding?

As medical science developing so repaid, there is more and more radiation in our life, which has become a new trouble, such as X-ray radiation, gamma radiation (energetic electromagnetic radiation), radiation of alpha particles (helium atoms) beta particles (electrons) and cosmic radiation, etc.

In order to protect patients and other people safe from harmful effects of ionizing radiation, such as breast cancer, skin cancer, etc. One type of excellent radiation-absorbing medium is badly needed.


Advantages of tungsten alloy radiation shielding


Experts find that radiation exposure could be reduced by maxing shielding. The density of a material is related to its radiation stopping ability. Higher density means better stopping power and shielding. Due to a higher density, tungsten alloy has a much higher stopping power than lead. It is greater linear attenuation of gamma radiations means that less is required for equal shielding. Alternatively equal amounts of tungsten alloy shielding provide diminished exposure risks than equivalent lead shielding.


Tungsten alloy is a suitable raw material for radiation protection, as its combination of radiographic density (more than 60% denser than lead), machinability, good corrosion resistance, high radiation absorption (superior to lead), simplified life cycle and high strength. It can provide the same degree of protection as lead whilst significantly reducing the overall volume and thickness of shields and containers. Besides, compared with lead or depleted uranium in the past, tungsten alloy is more acceptable in this case, for they are non-toxic.






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