Compared to traditional mixtures, using the conglomerate of an aggregate with a high specific weight such as Barite (BaSO4) in the mix-design ensures a finished block with a greater nominal volumetric mass.
Every material, based on its atomic number and density, has radiation mitigation capacities. The question is: how thick does a generic material have to be in order to lower the radiation energy level to tolerable doses for man?
In this sense, Bariblock® ,
being composed of barite concrete, is a valid alternative to traditional solutions and, in terms of thickness, classifies somewhere between heavy and polluting lead and light and bulky traditional concrete.
Here is a quick comparison of the materials based on the theoretical use:
Comparison of thicknesses for Protection against Radiation for Various Case Studies(1)(2)
|Field of Application||Pow.[KV]||Lead[mm]||Gypsum[mm]||Concrete[mm]|| Baritie
|Radiology – TAC||125||4||684||290||27,6||Bariblock®10|
|Non Destructive Industry Tests (NDT)||300||4||400||162||41,3||Bariblock®10|
|Radiotherapy and NDT||lr192||10||/||90||60||Bariblock®10|
|PET e CND||511||10||/||136||100||Bariblock®10|
(1) The table represents specific situations and targeted shielding solutions; some values are interpolated or extrapolated
(2) The surrounding conditions for the calculation can vary based on multiple factors.