Uses of Sheet Lead for Gamma Radiation Attenuation

Sheet lead is the material of choice for many applications involving the attenuation of gamma radiation.

Gamma radiation attenuation – that is, gamma ray shielding – takes place because of the interaction of the radiation to the shielding material. Gamma rays consist of high-energy photons that move at the speed of light, and these photons can travel considerable distances before …

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Electroplating Anodes: Applications and Benefits

Electroplating Anodes

Electroplating is used in a variety of industries for coating metal objects with a thin layer of a different metal. This electrochemical process requires anodes. There are as many types of anode compositions as there are applications. Electroplating anodes offer numerous benefits.

Electroplating

Electroplating is used to coat certain metals with a thin layer of a pure metal, like silver

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Overview of Babbitting

Babbitt Alloy

Babbitting is a metal alloy coating that goes on a base metal to protect it from wear. Typically, the Babbitting process is used on investment castings, which are made of cast iron. The challenge is that investment casting is costly to produce. The Babbitting process helps to protect the bearing surface of the casting giving it an extended life span. …

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How to Use Zinc Anodes to Your Advantage in the Marine Industry?

Marine Zinc Anode

Corrosion is a prevalent problem in the marine industry, costing billions of dollars each year. Marine anodes are extremely important as their anti-corrosion properties provide a solution that prolongs the service life of vessels and structures and minimizes the need for maintenance and repair.

Marine vessels are constantly in contact with seawater, which causes metal to corrode. If not properly …

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