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The Radiation Shielding Design Process - marshield - August 6
August 6, 2020

The Radiation Shielding Design Process – How MarShield Can Help Turn an Idea to a Finished Product

When it comes to radiation shielding in any industry, often a standard off the shelf product is not the best fit to maximize shielding effectiveness and efficiency in your operations. Clients require custom radiation shielding solutions that are designed to meet their specific needs.

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MarShield provides custom radiation shielding options and offers to be involved right from the initial design phase all the way through to the manufacturing and delivery of the finished product. The design process starts by consulting with the customer on what their shielding needs are. MarShield will then work with the customer’s engineers, and health physicists’ team to come up with an option that best meets the need and application of the customer.

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Part of the advantage of working with MarShield is the company’s ability to collaborate with a customer’s engineers and health physicists and provide guidance on the manufacturing process of radiation shielding. This initial consultation can lead to better design and product. Often in the nuclear industry, standard radiation shielding solutions do not fit, so a custom design is often required. When a customer is unfamiliar with shielding installation or lead pouring, designs can be created that are not feasible to build or risk the loss of shielding integrity. MarShield brings valuable insight and knowledge to radiation shielding projects.

MarShield specializes in lead pouring for the nuclear industry which involves using our industry accepted nuclear lead pouring procedures to cast, from a mold, or fill into a steel fabrication. Often the customer will have an initial design of a fabrication they would like filled or an initial concept. MarShield will consult on things such as if the fabrication needs to be made from thicker steel to prevent deformation during the lead pouring process, or where the lead can be poured into the fabrication to allow for better control of the lead pouring process. By working with customers early in the design phase, MarShield can educate customers on our lead pour procedures and provide advice on designing and bracing fabrications during lead pouring.

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