Concrete as neutron shielding
In many sectors of the nuclear industry, the widely used neutron shielding is concrete. The main requirements, as set for concrete structures in the nuclear industry are:
- Radiation protection
- Structural integrity
- Durability of radiation shielding
Nuclear power plants use heavyweight concrete for shielding
MagnaDense has been used as radiation protection in nuclear buildings for many years now. When MagnaDense is used as a concrete aggregate, the heavy concrete can achieve densities of up to 4.0 t/m³. Standard concrete typically has a density of up to 2.4 t/m³.