BARIBLOCK®15 barytic blocks were used to shield ionising radiation from the waste collection room of the Nuclear Medicine and Metabolic Radiotherapy Department of the Ospedale dell'Angelo in Mestre, Italy.
Bariblock® barytic concrete, thanks to its reduced thickness ensured by its high density (ρ=3,300 kg/m³), was chosen by an important company in the petrochemical sector to shield a 300 kV X-ray tube, used to perform non-destructive radiographic testing, at its plant in Cagliari, Italy.
The results of recent international research on the Bariblock® barytic block have been published on the European Physical Journal Plus of the Springer Nature group. The tests concern the macroscopic cross section of neutrons in baryte concrete in the energy range between 1 meV and 1 keV.
Bariblock for shielding a bunker for non destructive testing (NDT) by means of a barytic concrete door
Thanks to its low cost compared to the competitors, barytic concrete chosen for the construction of an automated door to a bunker for non destructive testing.
In the Laboratory of Applied Nuclear Energy L.E.N.A. of the University of Pavia is in service the TRIGA MARK II, a reactor for nuclear fission research.