Radiation Shielding Interior Door

Coverdoors understand the requirements when it comes to doors. Our expertise is in creating the perfect customised interior or entrance door, designed with you and your families safety in mind, and also specifically to withstand the extremes of Australian weather conditions coupled with the latest innovative European technology.

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Coverdoors provides you with a complete set, including door and metal frame, (factory finished with HPL or veneer for the door and an electrostatic coating in various RAL colours for the frame), heavy duty hinges, radiation proof lock and full perimeter inner lead layer to both the door and frame. Please visit the technical specifications on the home page and download our catalogue for further information. The automatic drop down seal as pictured is an optional feature that can be engineered into the door.

Radiation-proof doors have a very useful and protective role to play in areas with high levels of radiation, and are suitable for applications in:

✓ Dental Surgeries

✓ OPG/CBCT Rooms

✓ Operating Theatres

✓ Diagnostic Imaging (X-ray, CT Scan rooms)

✓ Veterinary Clinics and

✓ Laboratories

Coverdoors can supply commercial grade wooden radiation-proof doors lined with lead in a single or double leaf for areas with the provision of radiation protection. Radiation door panels are available in a choice of HPL or veneer finishes, with an optional impact resistant flush finish inox kick plate and edge protection. (INOX plates and protection are 1 mm in thickness).

The stiles and rails of the door are made with 33 x 50mm hardwood, the core of the door is constructed using a tubular chipboard and the stiles and rails are covered on both sides with HDF, which has an inner lead layer thickness of 1, 1.5 or 2 mm. The final fortification of the door can be made with a lead layer thickness of 1 to 4 mm and the doors are pre-drilled for the lock and handle with the lock shielded in lead, specifically designed for the use of radiation doors. The pre-drilling for the handle and the lock are off-centre to avoid possible leakage, and in addition, heavy duty hinges are used and finally a lead glass window of similar safety to the door can be added.

The X-ray glass, also referred to as radiation shielding glass or lead glass, is leaded glass that provides shielding protection by absorbing the energy of radiation, similarly to that of lead lined door cores. The shielding effect is created by a high concentration of lead and barium and the glass can be optically clear or have a slight yellow tint. Lead lined glass is manufactured in a variety of sizes, shapes and thickness depending on the intended application. Typically, the thicker the lead glass, the higher the level of radiation shielding. Radiation shielding glass provides protection while allowing technicians to view imaging or radiation therapy procedures and is used in permanent and modular shielding applications. Leaded glass can also be laminated to meet the safety specifications for impact resistance.


Door core – Tubular chipboard with an inner lead layer
Stiles and rails of the doors – Hardwood in order to handle the extra weight of the door
Lead options – 0.5mm, 1mm, 1.5mm and 2mm
Door cover – HPL or Veneer
Door frame – Metal galvanized with a thickness of 1.5 mm, electrostatic painted, protected with lead. (The lead thickness is the same as the door)
Door configurations – Available in swing single, rebated swing double, sliding single
Door thickness (with a 1mm lead thickness) – 45mm
Door weight – 35kg/m2
Frame weight (with lead protection) – 30kg/m2 for a typical wall thickness of 12cm
Example – A typical door set with a dimension of 215 x 95 x 12cm (2 square metres approximately)
2 x 35 = 70kg (door leaf) + 30kg (frame & architraves) = 100kg in total
Door thickness (with a 2 mm lead thickness) – 46mm
Door weight – 49kg/m2
Frame weight (with lead protection) – 40 kg for a typical wall thickness
Example – A typical door set with a dimension of 215 x 95 x 12cm (2 square metres approximately)
2 x 49 = kg (door leaf) + 40kg (frame & architraves) = 138kg in total
(The above figures are weight estimates of the products calculated from the density of the materials used. The actual weight of the product may differ if another finish is used or the thickness of the wall changes)
Hinges – Heavy duty, ball bearing hinges certified for 120kg weight
Lock – Special lock for radiation door. The hole for the knob is in a different location (off center) so that the radiation cannot pass through
Seals – Sealing rubber (full perimeter)

Colours are indicative and may vary in their physical form.


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