Why Do We Need Tungsten Alloy Radiation Shielding?
With rapid development of medical science, more and more tungsten radiation shieldings are used in our lives. Medical instruments x-ray and nuclear power stations have become widespread and are now affecting all our lives. It is essential that people paid more attention to radiation and even more important for the institutions to protect public from the radiation exposure and to make sure to protect every radiation source of 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, doctors, nurses and other people who may be exposed to radiation, sources of the radiation must be safely separated and shielded. It is crucial that holding and delivery instruments for radioactive materials would keep the radiation levels low enough, not to create harmful effects of ionizing radiation such as breast cancer, skin cancer, etc. Lead and steel are the traditional protection materials, but tungsten alloy radiation shielding is without a doubt the best solution. Excellent radiation-absorption and radiation shielding, twice the density of lead and good physical resistance are main reasons to use tungsten alloy radiation shielding.
Advantage of Tungsten Alloy Radiation Shielding
Experts find that radiation exposure could be reduced by maxing shielding.
The density oTungsten Alloy Radiation Shieldingf a material is related to its radiation protection ability. Higher density means better stopping and absorbing radiation ray . Due to a higher density than most other materials, tungsten radiation shielding has a much higher ability of absorbing and stopping almost rays than others metals such as the traditional radiation shielding - lead. Tungsten radiation shielding greater linear attenuation of gamma radiations means that less is required for equal shielding. Alternatively equal amounts of tungsten shielding provide diminished exposure risks than equivalent lead
Tungsten heavy alloy is the right 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 and steel), simplified life cycle and high strength. Tungsten radiation shielding 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 (DU),tungsten radiation shielding is more friendship for the environments both lead and DU for it is no any toxic.
Applications of Tungsten Radiation Shielding
The usage of tungsten heavy alloy in radiation protection is not subject to NRC, EPA, or special OSHA regulations, so it has been widely used in nuclear medicine as collimator, isotope container, cancer treatment source holder, etc.
Radioactive source containers
Gamma radiography tungsten alloy radiation shielding
Tungsten alloy radiation shielding block
Tungsten alloy radiation shielding source holders for oil well logging
Tungsten heavy alloy X-ray collimators
Tungsten alloy PET syringe shield
Shielding in cancer therapy machines
Syringe protection for radioactive injections
Tungsten heavy alloy syringe shielding
Nuclear shielding wall
Tungsten Alloy FDG container
Tungsten heavy alloy inspect welds
Nuclear testing equipment
Nuclear power plant shielding
Radiation shielding barrel
Isotope production, transport, and containment
Personal protection equipment for emergency responders
Large container inspection devices
Oncology Isotopic and accelerator based platforms
Pipe-line inspection Gamma
Defense for nuclear submarines