Storage and Care of X-Ray Glass

Please view our glass maintenance and handling storage information here.

Safe Transportation and Storage of Lead Lined Drywall Shielding Materials

  • Lead backed drywall must always be kept out of the sun and stored indoors in a cool dry place as the sheet lead readily absorbs heat and causes the gypsum drywall to "sweat" and crumble or become soft and prone to crack, fracture and fold.
  • If the drywall is transported in the back of a delivery truck on a hot day or in the sun, promptly cover the drywall with cardboard or another sheet of regular drywall and let the lead drywall "cool" prior to moving or stocking it. Preferably park the delivery truck in the cool shade and stock only in the early morning.
  • Never transport or stock in the rain or allow the drywall to get wet.
  • Never expose or store materials in direct sun, heat or moisture.
  • Always keep in mind the heavy weight of the drywall and be sure the drywall cart or elevators can easily handle the total weight.
  • Never exceed or over load carts,forklifts,gradalls,trucks or elevators beyond their stated capacities.
  • Lead backed drywall panels are very heavy and must be carefully secured and stocked flat on a level ground surface on a minimum of 4 or more evenly spaced blocks or other supports and NEVER against a wall or leaned against a vertical surface which materials may tip or fall over or collapse causing potential damage or serious injury to the installers or others.

Contact Us to Order Custom X-Ray Glass or Lead Lined Drywall for Your Application

If you need superior radiation shielding solutions for a medical, hospital or industrial NDT facility, look no further than Ray-Bar Engineering. Ray-Bar is a trusted global leader in designing and manufacturing X-ray protection and radiation shielding materials for medical, hospital  and industrial NDT environments. With over 80 years of expertise, Ray-Bar offers a full range of USA-made products that comply with all applicable U.S. and international radiation safety and building standards.

Contact us if you have any questions about the storage or care of your products, or request a quote to learn how Ray-Bar can provide comprehensive radiation shielding solutions tailored to your application's needs. To view our full line of industry-leading radiation protective products, visit Ray-Bar Engineering Corporation today.