When MagnaDense is used as a concrete aggregate, the concrete formulator can achieve densities of up to 4.0 t/m³. Standard concrete typically has a density of up to 2.4 t/m³. As a result, MagnaDense concrete gives full shielding capacity but uses less space.
Advantages MagnaDense in radiation shielding
We often get asked what advantages MagnaDense concrete can bring to a project. Depending on your project one or more of these benefits may apply:
- More weight, less volume; less excavation/transportation/reinforcement and time for construction
- Good radiation shielding characteristics
- Increased weight for a given volume
- Reduced risk of cracking due to the high heat retention of MagnaDense which results in a lower peak in heat of hydration
- Space saving; thinner walls
Making and handling heavy concrete
Building a radiation shielding wall is usually not an everyday job for most companies. Fortunately, heavy concrete can be produced using standard construction equipment. Of course, it is important to understand that the weight of MagnaDense will have an influence on the equipment used. Using your equipment effectively a high density concrete can be handled with just the same machinery as ordinary concrete.
Our radiation shielding experience and more
This website contains detailed information about some of our radiation shielding projects.
There are many more projects where MagnaDense has been utilised to great effect. We have gathered these in our radiation shielding project brochure which you can request from your local sales manager.
For more detailed information on nuclear radiation shielding follow this link. If your interest is specific for healthcare radiation shielding click here.