Lead glass protects from radiation because of the content of lead integrated into the glass. It is used within healthcare, industry and science.
X-ray protective glass shall have the same equivalence of lead as the rest of the protected area in which it is used. I.e. if the room has 2mm lead in the walls, the lead glass needs to have the same equivalence.
There are different kinds of lead glass, with different density and/or thicknesses. See the table below for details.
Radiation Shielding AB stores lead glass in stock, which means we can offer very short delivery times.
We can deliver one of the largest lead glass on the market, measuring up to 1200×2600 mm for x-ray protection.
Pro Gr glass that protects against 511KeV gamma radiation and is used in PET facilities has a maximum dimension of 1000 × 1500 mm. It has a higher concentration of lead oxide than LX-57B that is used for X-ray protection.
Radiation protective frames are available in wood, steel and stainless steel.
Laminated x-ray glass has an increased resistance against impacts and scratches. Laminated lead glass is often used in mobile barriers and other areas where the safety glass is in an exposed location. Laminated lead glass is an alternative to lead acrylics.
We also supply isolating windows and/or laminated solutions with lead glass.
|Lead glass thickness, mm||Lead equivalent||Comment|
|6,0||1,1 Stock size||Lead equivalence guaranteed within 60-150kV, density 4,5|
|9,0||2,0 Stock size||Lead equivalence guaranteed within 60-150kV|
|14,0||3,0 Stock size||Lead equivalence guaranteed within 60-200kV|
|14,7||5,0||Pro Gr glass, used at 511keV, density 5,2|
|21,8||7,5||Pro Gr glas, vid gammastrålning 511keV|
|>7,5||Higher lead glass content on demand|