Walls, ceilings and floors containing MagnaDense radiation shielding concrete protect against ionizing radiation due to the high density.
High density concrete radiation shielding guarantees that people can work safely in buildings where ionising radiation occurs. Typical buildings that require this radiation shielding material are:
As you are aware, the construction of these types of building needs to meet certain specifications. Fortunately, LKAB Minerals can advise you in choosing an aggregate with the right density, specification, quality and consistency, which is key for effective shielding of radiation in buildings.
Ultimately, there are several construction solutions for using the high density aggregate MagnaDense to build a radiation-protected room or bunker to provide the right degree of defence:
We often get asked what advantages MagnaDense heavyweight concrete can bring to a radiation shielding project. However, there is not one reply that fits all. You will see that depending on your project one or more of these benefits may apply:
In general, 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 you use. Moreover, you can use your equipment effectively to handle a heavy concrete just as you can for ordinary concrete. Luckily, we can help you select the aggregate size you need to create the right density of concrete for your project.
Finally, we have more detailed online information on different radiation shielding projects:
However, note that there are many more projects where our customers use MagnaDense to great effect. Hereto we have gathered these in a radiation shielding project brochure which you can request from your local sales manager through the contact form below.
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