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Radiation Shielding

How to Protect Yourself from Radiation

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Radiation is a natural component of existence. We are always surrounded by background radiation, which is derived from natural minerals. However, there are other times you may be exposed to radiation from other sources and machines. Because of this, making sure that you’re compliant with all of the NRC safety regulations are important to keep […]

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Radiographic Testing

Why Radiographic Testing is Best for Industrial NDT

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NDT, or non-destructive testing, is often done in industrial environments to help guarantee that a company’s process is producing results that are of high-quality and safe for the end user and surrounding areas.Typically, when people think of NDT, they think of hand gages and coordinate measurement machines (CMM). Although these methods are great for inspecting […]

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3 Reasons to Build Modular Shielding

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In simplest terms, modular radiation shielding is exactly that, shielding that can be easily constructed and torn down much faster than traditional radiation vaults. Modular radiation shielding can be utilized in many different industries and applications such as industrial, NDT, and medical. In this post, our team will cover the most frequent reasons our customers choose to […]

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Project Highlight: Industrial NDT Operation Increases Testing Capacity

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Applus+ delivers innovative, cutting-edge technologies and services in the field of non-destructive testing (NDT), inspection, and certification to the capital-intensive, high-risk aerospace industry. Applus+ has NDT and inspection support on thousands of projects with an approach to offer a one-stop solution, covering every phase of a project from initial design through to final inspection. Applus+ […]

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3 Common Radiation Shielded Room Planning Oversights

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If you’re not experienced in the implementation of radiation shielding rooms for your industry, trying to navigate how to construct a radiation shielded room can be difficult. As somebody who might work in the NDT, medical or academic field, you may not be familiar with all of the challenges associated with radiation protection, and that’s […]

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Radiation Shielding

Radiation Shielding Materials 101: An Overview

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Ready to learn everything you need to know about the most common radiation shielding materials? You’ve come to the right place.Regardless of the industry you work in, you’ll need to be familiar with your options when selecting the right radiation shielding material for your next radiation protection room. In this blog, we’ll do a brief overview […]

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Radiation Shielding

How to Create Concrete Radiation Shielding

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So, your team has decided to use concrete for your new radiation room. Maybe you came from a previous blog, or maybe you just gathered information from multiple radiation shielding vendors. Either way, you’re not sure where to start. Lucky for you, our team of radiation shielding experts have years of experience creating concrete radiation shielding […]

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Site Planning and Radiation Safety in a Non-Destructive Testing Facility

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Performing radiographic testing in-house offers several conveniences over outsourcing the service. However, some facilities might feel in-house NDT is unattainable due to space limitations or cost. While there are upfront expenses associated with non-destructive testing radiation room construction, the fast payback makes it worth the investment. Using modular, temporary non-destructing testing radiation vaults makes in-house […]

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Temporary Radiation Shielding Rooms for Oncology

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Upgrading your oncology center with new cancer treatment machines helps you better serve your patients. Unfortunately, this decision often requires you to build a new radiation shielding room to meet new protection requirements. Design and construction can take anywhere from two months to over a year to complete based on the changes needed. In the […]

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Medical Radiation Shielding

Cost-Effective Radiation Therapy for Veterinarians

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Veterinary clinics traditionally use LINAC machines (linear accelerators) to treat animals with radiation therapy for cancer. These treatments are done one to three times per week on average for several weeks. The ability to offer these services on-site is beneficial for veterinary clinics and their clients. However, many veterinarians cannot afford the cost of LINAC […]

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