About Us

 

Engineers, Designers and Manufacturers of X-Ray Protection and Radiation Shielding Materials

Product Presentation

Ray-Bar Engineering Corporation is a foremost leader in the design and manufacture of radiation protection materials, supplying the United States and global marketplace for over 70 years. Ray-Bar’s reputation of prompt deliveries is achieved by maintaining perhaps the largest inventory of shielding materials in the U.S.

Our knowledge of custom requirements is kept in tune by our ongoing research, development, refinement, design, testing, building code compliance reviews, and installation of our products and materials on thousands of projects.

"WHEN PROTECTION IS REQUIRED THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR SKILL AND EXPERIENCE"

Features

Ray-Bar manufactures a complete line of x-ray protection and radiation shielding materials including, but not limited to:

  • Lead Backed Gypsum Wallboard
  • Lead Lined Wood and Metal Shielded Doors
  • Lead Lining of Metal Frames
  • Lead Lined Telescopic Steel View Window Frames
  • X-Ray Lead Glass
  • X-Ray Control Barriers
  • Lead Lined Vision Lites
  • Neutron Shielded Products

"Setting the Standard in Radiation Protective Shielding for Over 70 Years"

Performance Capabilities

Ray-Bar's protective materials and products set the industry standards for code compliance and performance. Ray-Bar's sheet material is the purest form commercially available meeting Fed. Spec QQ-L201 F, Grade C and ASTM B749-03, type L51121. Our standard shielding products are promptly available and meet all current federal specifications, codes and standards including all applicable NCRP reports. All Ray-Bar UL Labeled Fire Rated Lead Backed Gypsum Boards (RB-LBG), shielding components and related walls systems or partitions assemblies are tested in accordance with ANSI / UL 263, ASTM E119 and NFPA 251 "Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials" and CAN / ULC-S101 "Standard Methods of Fire Endurance Tests of Building Construction and Materials" on gypsum board panels meeting ASTM C1396 and in compliance with all currently applicable UBC and IBC building code requirements.

Ray-Bar X-Ray Protective Lead Glass meets Federal Specification DD-G-451 and ASTM C1036 requirements and all applicable current NCRP and ICRP lead glass criteria and standards. Ray-Bar X-Ray Safety Glass is labeled in accordance with ANSI Z97.1 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201 Cat 2 requirements for impact resistance.

Ray-Bar Lead Lined Solid Core Wood Doors are manufactured to National Wood Working Standards. Ray-Bar Lead lined hollow metal doors are manufactured to industry standards with materials meeting applicable ASTM and ANSI standards. Fire rated doors are also available and meet current UL, NFPA, UBC and IBC requirements. Ray-Bar's lead lined solid core wood doors, hollow metal shielded doors and lead-lined frames are manufactured to applicable NCRP and ICRP lead-lined door/frame criteria and standards in physical quality descriptions.

Radiation Shielding requirements should always be determined by the customer’s or end user’s qualified health radiation physicist, radiation expert or radiation safety professional as currently defined by NCRP, ICRP or CRPA. See Diagnostic Radiation Shielding Considerations for additional information.

Benefits

Ray-Bar offers technical support in all phases of the design/build process, which allows the architect, owner, and contractor to confidently expect a faster construction and superior product from implementation of design to manufacturing and installation. Ray-Bar is a pioneer and innovator in new shielding technologies, product research and development, cutting edge protective systems, safety, code compliance and material integration designs. Ray-Bar offers professional assistance in designing and meeting the specific project requirements in the Radiation Shielding construction specialty specification sections of CSI 13090 or CSI 134900 for materials, products, approved assemblies, codes, standards, performance and compliance.

"Experienced and knowledgeable professionals providing outstanding performance in radiation shielding."

LEED Compliance

Ray-Bar is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Canada Green Building Council. We happily assist with documenting and submitting Ray-Bar's products and materials for your hospital or medical center's LEED materials and resources (MR) credits to apply for achieving LEED certification for the construction project.

"Responsibly providing sustainable and recyclable green shielding materials and product options."

Mission Statement

To provide knowledgeable and professional services while setting the highest ethical standards of integrity in advanced x-ray protection and radiation shielding designs, systems, products and materials. We comply with all applicable national and international construction and material life, safety and radiation codes for the confident protection of personnel in the medical healthcare field. Every day we fulfill our corporate motto: "When protection is required, there is no substitute for skill and experience".

The Ray-Bar Advantage

  • Fastest Custom Fabrication Times
  • First Ever UL Listed, Approved And Labeled
  • UL Approved On More Designs
  • Highest Industry Purity
  • Meets All Applicable Material Quality Standards
  • Meets All Applicable National Standards
  • Meets All Applicable International Standards
  • Meets All Applicable Radiation Shielding Codes
  • Certified And Continuously Tested Materials
  • More Standard Shielded Panel Product Choices
  • More Custom Options And Designs
  • Many Exclusive And Unique Products
  • Huge Accessories And Component Selection
  • Highest Quality Assurance Standards
  • Outstanding Shielding System Designs
  • Largest Domestic Inventory
  • Meets All Applicable Life & Safety Codes
  • Meets All Applicable Building Codes
  • Dependable Shielding Properties
  • Excellent Technical Support
  • All Products Fabricated In USA
  • Available Worldwide
  • 70+ Years’ Experience