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Beta Transit Box
This transit box combines a shield with a convenient contained work area and storage container. The hinged lid creates a 150 angled shield when fully open. The lid can be locked shut for safety while transporting the unit and its contents. Side handles are fitted for easy lifting, and cushioned non-slip feet prevent slipping.
Beta Carboy Cover
A simple acrylic cover for the protection of carboys and laboratory equipment. An open base allows the cover to be placed over the container or equipment. It can also be removed without disturbing the container. A hinged lid provides easy access. The cover can be used in conjunction with a laboratory safety tray.
Storage and Transport Block
A storage and transport block, manufactured from solid acrylic, specially machined to accept 24 x 1.5 ml and 15 x 0.5 ml Eppendorf tubes. Available for either Beta or Gamma radiation protection.

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680683 Model RPP-BTB Transit Box, Beta
680684 Model RPP-CBC Carboy Cover, Beta
680681 Model RPP-STB Storage and Transport Block, Beta

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• Combines shield with a convenient contained work area and storage container.
• Hinged lid creates the shield when open (15░).
• When closed the lid is fastened for safety while transporting the unit and its contents.
• Side handles are fitted for easy lifting.

Beta Protection Products
Beta emissions of 32P, 35S, 3H and 14C can be effectively blocked by using 10mm thick optical acrylic, which is now the accepted standard for shielding beta emissions in biological research. The properties of this acrylic material are ideal for the construction of beta radiation protection products. It is easy to bend, fabricate and machine into a wide range of products. Also, being transparent, the visibility of the working environment is not impaired.

Gamma Protection Products
Protection from gamma emitting isotopes, such as 125I, 133Xe, 57Co, 99mTe, 123I and 67Ga has, until recently, been achieved by lead shielding. This has its obvious disadvantages, being very heavy and non-transparent. However, a new lead containing acrylic co-polymer resin is now readily available. The lead content of the resin is 30% wt/wt and is chemically introduced into the acrylic resin as an organolead salt. This material is transparent with a very light brown tint and it exhibits virtually all the normal chemical and physical properties of conventional acrylic resin. Scie-Plas Limited provide a range of products using 12mm thick lead-acrylic, which is equivalent to 0.5mm thick lead. This range of products effectively blocks gamma emissions from 125I and any gamma emitters of lesser energy. It is NOT suitable for use with more energetic isotopes of iodine. However, a 35mm thick shield is available, which is equivalent to 1.7mm thick lead, which can be used with isotopes of higher energy.

12mm thick lead-acrylic is suitable only for the protection of gamma emissions from 125I and not from other higher energetic isotopes of iodine.Lead or lead-acrylic is not recommended for shielding beta emissions. When a beta particle collides with an atom with a high atomic number, such as lead, a hazardous X-ray-like emission, known as BREMSSTRHBLUNG is generated. To avoid producing significant amounts of bremsstrhblung, use only optical clear acrylic products to shield beta emissions.
Radioactive compounds have been used in research laboratories for many years and the results of this research have benefited mankind considerably. In life science research, radioactive compounds are used in the detection of nucleic acids and proteins as well as in many other techniques such as radioimmunoassay and as tracers in metabolic studies. The most often used isotopes which emit beta (▀) radiation particles are: [32P] phosphorous, [35S] sulphur, [14C] carbon and [3H] tritium. While [125I] iodine, [133Xe] xenon, [57Co] cobalt, [99mTe] technetium, [123I] iodine and [67Ga] gallium, emit gamma (g) particles.
Generally, beta emissions are negatively charged particles (electrons), emitted from the nucleus of an atom. Depending on the particular atom, the energy level of the charged particle will vary. Phosphorous is regarded as having a high energy level of beta radiation particles, being 10 times greater than that of tritium, and which can travel up to seven metres in air. Phosphorous is therefore known as a "hard" emitter of beta radiation, while tritium, sulphur and carbon are regarded as "soft" emitters of beta radiation.
125I is a weak emitter of gamma radiation particles. Gamma emissions are a form of electromagnetic radiation similar to that of light, generated by the nuclear decay of an unstable isotope. They are much more penetrating than beta emissions and can travel very long distances in air.
Custom Built Products
Scie-Plas Limited manufacture the complete range of radiation protection products shown in this catalogue. Many styles and sizes of apparatus are listed for use with different applications. However, if you cannot find the exact product you are looking for, it can be custom made to your specific requirements at little extra cost. Please contact Scie-Plas for a quotation.

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MaterialClear Optical AcrylicClear Optical AcrylicClear Optical Acrylic
Radiation ProtectionBetaBetaBeta
Thickness Metric10 mm10 mm10 mm
External Dimensions, H x W x D, Metric95 x 315 x 400 mm600 x 400 x 400 mm 
Internal Dimensions, H x W x D, Metric75 x 295 x 380 mm590 x 380 x 380 mm 
Tube-Holding Capacity  24 x 1.5 ml and 15 x 0.5 ml Eppendorf tubes
Dimensions, H x W x D, Metric  70 x 150 x 120 mm

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