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
Linear Accelerator 6000 58 / 370 230 Bariblock®10+
Linear Accelerator 12000 55 / 400 270 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.


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