RD 30® high-quality radiation shielding glass is a drawn lead-containing flat glass product that protects against gamma and X-ray radiation. Such radiation is used in medical technology for diagnostic purposes or in medical radiation therapy. Also, material testing uses X-rays. Because these types of radiation have a high potential to harm health, accidental radiation exposure must be prevented. Hence, transparent openings of medical devices, sight glasses, or viewing windows in doors to radiation areas must be protected with radiation shielding glass for safety reasons.
RD 30® glass from SCHOTT is the only radiation-shielding glass product manufactured in Germany. It is an ideal and proven high-quality solution for transparent radiation shielding tasks. RD 30® is a monolithic X-ray-protecting glass that contains lead oxide and provides a lead equivalent of ≥ 0,5 mm Pb at 56 kV (see table). The lead equivalent is a measure of how protective the radiation-shielding glass is. It is indicated in mm Pb or as a percentage of the glass thickness equal to pure lead.
SCHOTT developed RD 30® glass explicitly for medical areas with lower X-ray radiation, like mammography workplaces. However, even with tube voltages of up to 150 kV, RD 30® has a lead equivalent of ≥ 0,5 mm Pb. Hence, it is often used for industrial testing equipment and scientific nuclear applications.
To ensure the durable and safe function of leaded radiation shielding glass, read and follow the installation, cleaning, and maintenance instructions. If you are looking for a radiation-shielding glass product with a higher lead equivalent, i.e., increased radiation shielding capabilities, or for thicker radiation-shielding glass materials, please look at the RD 50® information data sheet.
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RD 30® glass at 6 mm thick
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If you need thicker radiation shielding glass materials in thicknesses up to 20 mm or a more substantial lead equivalent for increased radiation shielding as required for nuclear applications, please visit our datasheet for RD 50® radiation shielding glass.
Please observe the installation, cleaning, and maintenance instructions for radiation shielding glass products.
All given details and specifications are mean reference values and are not guaranteed. Also, please consider the "Notes on Specifications".
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