What is the NEW ALARA Shield blanket?
Updated: Sep 20, 2021
The Demron™ ALARA Shield blanket is a contemporary shielding solution for gamma and X-Ray radiation. The fabric can be configured in industry standard shielding blankets or curtain designs as well as in unique, customizable designs.
Utilizing a patented material that is a mixture of heavy metal and polymers, the ALARA shielding material allows for an industrial shielding solution that is lighter in weight than lead and is Non-Toxic. Therefore, when the Demron material becomes contaminated with residual radioactive contamination it is NOT A MIXED HAZARDOUS Material such as traditional lead.
The material is available in 6 or 12 layer thicknesses
Significantly lighter weight (pounds/square foot) compared to lead; Results in reduced resources and person dose required to deploy/collect
Non-toxic material; eliminate mixed hazardous waste concerns typically encountered with lead
Customizable size and thickness solutions; can develop a specific solution for a given application
The outer layer of material is easily wiped down/decontaminated due to Herculite outer layer
Large Area Blankets/Curtains can be designed with grommets or magnets to facilitate easy hanging and attaching to surfaces and locations
Blanket Use Cases:
Outage/Reactor Head/Cavity shielding
Rad Monitoring or Contamination/Portal Monitoring shielding
Shadow or Large Area shielding
Rad Waste/HIC Container shielding
Glovebox/sampling skid shielding
Custom Use Cases/Industry Examples:
In-core detector shielding bag
Reactor Coolant/Demineralizer filter transfer Container shielding
55-gallon drum lid shield covers
Shielded Work or Hot Tool Bag (used to move material with hot particle)
Low Dose shielding Decon Tents
Fuel Handling Crane and Tool customized shielding
Neutron Flux (Gamma metrics) detector box slipcovers