Lead Lined Gypsum Board for Radiation Shielding
Santa Rosa manufactures lead-lined gypsum board - drywall to CSI 134900 Specifications:
Our gypsum board for Radiation Shielding is supplied either as 1/2-inch or 5/8-inch thicknesses, standard 48-inch width.
Panels meets “type X” fire code gypsum board classification ASTM C 1396.
The gypsum wall board is backed with pure rolled lead sheet made to Federal Specification QQ-L-201f.
The lead sheet is laminated in the factory to the back side of the wallboard panels.
*Lead Sheet thickness to be determined based upon anticipated radiation levels in your construction.
Installation Lead lined gypsum board should be fastened to support studs every 12 inches horizontally & every 8 inches vertically. 2 inch lead strips should be glued on each of the support wall studs, to make sure there is overlap at all joints.
Other consideration include include lead discs for screw penetrations as well as sheet lead for the backing and shielding of cut-outs for electrical, plumbing, medical gas or other penetrations as well as lead corners(available from Santa Rosa Lead Products).