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
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.