Friday, February 10, 2012

Lead Brick Wall

Lead Brick Wall with Steel Retaining Structure

On occasion a new piece of equipment requires a linear accelerator room's protection requirements to increase.  The addition of lead, with proper structural supports, minimizes the loss of floor space that would be encountered with the use of concrete.  The lead brick is tongue and groove and placed like cement block to offset seams.  Every few rows steel strapping is attached to lead brick and concrete wall to increase support.  Installs can range from 10,000 - 80,000 lbs. of lead brick.  Typically in a linear accelerator vault floor the thickness is ready to accommodate these weights.  Other installations require extra floor thickness to accommodate the extra weight.  Many times the ceilings of these rooms require a thickness upwards of 6-8" as well. Crews of 4-6 people can typically install these weights in 24-36 hours.  Installations have been performed by the a-fabco crew all over the United States & Canada. 

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