The anti-radiation tungsten alloy plate is a new type of lead-free shielding component, which is mainly used for radiation protection in radiology departments such as hospital X-ray rooms and CT rooms. It has a good shielding effect on X-rays and γ rays.
This plate has an ideal X-ray shielding performance due to its high density and high atomic number. The lead plate also has certain radiation shielding performance, but it is worse than that of the tungsten alloy plate.
Although the application of lead plates, which are inexpensive and can have a certain protective effect, is quite common, lead is a heavy metal that is extremely harmful to the human body, accumulates in the human body, and pollutes the environment. Therefore, with the enhancement of people’s health awareness and environmental protection awareness, lead-free and non-toxic radiation protection tungsten alloy plates have been more widely used.
There are many advantages of the anti-radiation tungsten alloy plate. For example, it has stable radiation protection performance (mainly for X-rays, gamma rays, etc.), abrasion resistance, pressure resistance, acid resistance, alkali resistance, corrosion resistance, high hardness, strong toughness, strong support, large tensile strength, and resistance to deformation, anti-oxidation, durable and other excellent characteristics.
Therefore, during usage, the tungsten alloy shield will not cause line leakage due to sagging, oxidation, and other reasons.
Under normal circumstances, the thickness of lead plates used for radiation protection is within 1-10mm. Therefore, in order to achieve the same radiation protection effect, the thickness of the required tungsten alloy plate is thinner than that of the lead plate.
In addition, in order not to affect the X-ray shielding performance, in addition to the overall density of the radiation-proof tungsten alloy plate, there should be no internal defects, such as residual pores, cracks, etc., and the internal uniformity should also meet the requirements.
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