ORTEC’s high-performance, low-background Ge radiation detector shields feature the highest quality workmanship and the best materials available. They include features which have evolved over years of experience in lead shield design. Options that make the shield easier to us also ensure continued smooth operation.
All ORTEC high-performance, low-background lead shields feature an 11-inch diameter x 16-inch deep cavity, suitable for accommodating up to 4-liter Marinelli beakers. A graded liner of copper and tin layers is provided for the suppression of lead x-rays. The bulk shielding material is reprocessed lead (4-inches thick). The support stand and shield jacket are made from low-carbon steel. All external surfaces are finished in durable textured polyurethane. All shields are adjusted at the factory and movable doors and lids are positioned with packing material to prevent opening during shipment. All shields require professional installation by qualified Riggers that are competent with heavy weight installations. Once installed, the lids (and doors when applicable) should require only minimal adjustment to remove any packing material and assure proper operation. Initial adjustment instructions, warnings, and wrenches are provided with each shield. Touch-up paint can be supplied under separate order with the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and may require special shipping.
The following are supplied with each ORTEC shield:
1. Rigid support stand
2. Hinge adjustment instructions
3. Wrenches for assembly
4. Lifting eyes and lid restraint brackets
5. Two heavy-duty, wood pallet/crate sets suitable for overseas shipping