Radiation Shielded Doors
What Are Radiation Shielded Doors?
In today’s modern industries, radiation is used in many different ways. Unsafe exposure to radiation can have an array of negative impacts on the health of your building occupants. This can range from nausea and skin irritation through to nerve damage and cancer.
Radiation shielding for doors can provide a vital layer of protection on your doors to keep staff, clients and the general public safe from radiation.
Radiation shielding can be added to a variety of doors during the design and manufacture stage to prevent unsafe radiation from penetrating the doors. There are a wide variety of materials and systems that can be used.
Radiation Shielded Doors From FSE Special Purpose Doors
In all cases doors are lined with lead sheet and can include radiation shielded glass vision panels. Our radiation shielded doors are available in single, double (pair) and sliding configuration up to 2 hour fire rated.
When thinking about purchasing radiation shielded doors, the most important considerations will be the type of radiation you need protection against, and the type of doors you need.
When it comes to shielding material, some of the most common options include:
- Lead-lined fire doors – Protects against low to medium energy X-rays
- Interlocking lead bricks – Protects against high energy X-rays
- Interlocking concrete blocks – Protects against neutron and gamma radiation
- Solid steel plated doors – Protects against neutron and gamma radiation
- Borated polyethylene-lined doors – Protects against neutron radiation
Radiation shielding can also be applied to a wide range of door sizes and systems to suit your design and construction needs. These include swing doors, pivot doors, sliding doors, fire doors, smoke doors and glass doors (doors with glass viewing panels).
Who Uses Radiation Shielding?
Using radiation shielded doors has become an essential part of the health and safety strategy for many businesses, including the following.
- Radiology and X-Ray Facilities
- Dental Surgeries
- Veterinary Clinics
- Research Laboratories
- Communications Centres
- Nuclear Power Operations