Shielding Integrity Testing

Our unrivalled experience testing the integrity of installed shielding ensures your facility meets the design criteria before being handed over to the end user.

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Shielding Integrity Testing

Our unrivalled experience testing the integrity of installed shielding ensures your facility meets the design criteria before being handed over to the end user.

Radiation Shielding

For many facilities, installed shielding is the primary method of restricting exposure to ionising radiation. Traditionally, the integrity of the installed shielding is not tested until the source is ready to be used. However, if the radiation shielding is found to be inadequate or contain weaknesses at this stage, then it is often difficult and very costly to undertake remedial action.

No job too big, no task too small.
We have worked with some of the UK’s biggest organisations, and tested facilities intended to house many different types of ionising radiation source, including medical and research linear accelerator bunkers, industrial radiography enclosures, calibration facilities, and laboratories. In addition, we have tested bespoke shielded items of operation equipment such as Hot Cells, shielded glove boxes, shielded work stations and more.

Case Study: Shielding Integrity Testing

The Challenge

To prove that the required shielding has been provided.

The Tasks

We tailor the source to the shielding provided, using everything from low activity selenium-75 sources to test a few mm lead, to a portable linear accelerator (Betatron) to test up to a few metres of concrete.

The Results

Confidence that the finished facility meets the design specification and is delivered to the Client on time. Ability to rectify defects before final finishes applied and without affecting project deadlines or incurring delay penalties.

Remediation Can Be Costly!

To prevent costly remedial action, we provide a shielding testing service prior to the installation of the operational radiation source. We use a variety of test sources, including mobile accelerators, to assess the effectiveness of the installed shielding and compare it to the design requirement.

We can assess shielding from a few mm lead up to 2.0m of ordinary concrete, testing accessible parts of the facility, not just the parts that can be checked with the operational source.

Testing at an early stage allows any defects that are found to be rectified without incurring costly delays to the project. The Shielding Integrity Testing service gives you the peace of mind you need to progress your build and install radiation sources knowing that the shielding protection will be as expected.

Our Shielding Integrity Testing Service gives you the peace of mind you need to progress your build and install radiation sources knowing that the shielding protection will be as expected.

More Information

Aurora have presented as expert speakers at events for field leaders to gather and discuss the latest techniques in their industries. You can find out more on our ‘news’ pages.

Radiation Shielding

Awareness

The Shielding Awareness Course received praise from its delegates. As UK leaders in Radiation Shielding services, Aurora provided a presentation.

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Contact us about our work

Want to be confident in the integrity of your shielding? Get in touch and one of our experts will be happy to discuss how Aurora can help.
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Robert Hill

Robert Hill

Director, RPA & RWA

Tel: 01235 820049 Email: enquiries@aurorahp.co.uk