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Which Materials Help to Block Radiation?
Lead for Radiation Shielding

Radiation in the workplace is a serious concern, but nuclear shielding products exist to protect workers at medical facilities and nuclear power plants. Canada Metal has been committed not only to providing dosimeters for regulation purposes but also easy-to-use ones that are perfect for various needs. How Does Radiation Shielding Work? The goal is to reduce the number of harmful…


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What Are the Applications of Lead Ingots?
Lead ingots

Lead ingots are used to create a variety of different products, such as bullets and fishing sinkers. They can also be purchased by enthusiasts who wish to cast their own items using this material in order to produce high-quality hunting ammunition. However, It's difficult to work with lead without the risk of exposure. This is why it's important to never…


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What Are the Various Materials That Shield from Radiation
radiation shielding

Radioactive materials are relied on in various industries, including the medical, engineering, and energy fields. They are powerful and helpful in diagnosing or treating people or as a power source for high-energy resources. For that reason, the methods for shielding people from radiation must come in a variety of forms. Because radioactive materials are so powerful, they must be properly…


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What Combination of Metals Make a Good Solder in the Plumbing Industry?
Silver solder

When you’re facing disconnected pipes, you’ll need to solder them to join them together. You’ll need to insert hot copper and a melted metal alloy to fuse the pipes in order to avoid leaks and secure the water flowing through them. However, you need to be wary of what metals you use in your solder. You’ll want to consider copper,…


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How to Double the Life of Water Heaters with Anode Rods
marine anodes

Water heaters with well-maintained and regularly replaced anode rods can last far longer than their typical life of eight to twelve years. With millions of water heaters ending up in a dump every year, the need to prolong their life is vital. Defects in water tanks caused during manufacturing, transportation, or installation will rust and shorten the tank’s life. A…


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How Lead-Based Sheets Solve Shielding Challenges
Lead-Based Sheets

Lead-based sheets are created when various materials are lined with sheet lead to provide shielding from high-level gamma-ray and X-ray radiation. Sheet lead can be laminated or bonded to drywall, plywood, steel, cement board, and other materials for use in environments where radiation protection is needed. Lead lining is a popular shielding application for many reasons, including its malleability, corrosion…


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