Providing radiation shielding products and solutions since 1974.

Custom Radiation Shielding product design

Lancs Industries manufactures Radiation Shielding products using a flexible design and manufacturing process that is always responsive to customer needs. Material selection, functional design and dimensions can all be uniquely specified. Lancs will build to order. In all cases, we work tirelessly to meet the demanding schedules of our customers to deliver on time, when needed.

Custom Design

Many projects and maintenance operations present situations in which custom designed containments would reduce the complexity of work. The potential applications are unlimited, and rely only on your design creativity.

Design Factors

  • Flexible Covers to protect high value equipment when in use
  • Waste Box Liners to streamline disposal activities
  • Splash Guards to avoid decontaminating equipment after use
  • FME Caps to protect objects during transfer and transport
  • RAM Bags & Sleeves to shroud objects for handling and disposal

Our library of designs for more commonly used Radiation Shielding products and protective clothing items can be ordered with little or no modification. We now carry a ready to ship inventory of many regularly ordered items.


Lancs Industries excels at fabricating customized containments with one-of-a-kind configurations and unique dimensions. We collaborate with you to determine the best design, shape, and custom features for your project and help you choose from the following options:

  • Material: Plastic film vs. laminate vinyl sheet vs. woven fabric
  • Performance: Flexibility vs. durability
  • Finish: Transparent / vision, translucent / light, opaque / security
  • Formulation: Fire retardant, incinerable, launderable
  • Support: Tie-offs, grommets, drum ports, inflatable
  • Features: Draw cord w/lock, bungee cord for ends, velcro straps

Metal Work

In addition to manufacturing soft-sided containments and covers, Lancs can fabricate items requiring metal work. We design, machine, and assemble components made from carbon or stainless steel, aluminum, and lead.
  • Water Shield Tanks to provide radiation protection
  • Isolation Booths for radiation surveys with semi-permanent equipment
  • Storage Racks and Bins to secure large components or material
  • Ventilation Carts to house HEPA filters and air supply equipment
  • Transfer Ports for handling items between containments with sleeving

Custom Design Examples

Brookhaven National Laboratory
Lancs manufactured a customized containment control enclosure for the Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.The entire excavating system, support crane, waste load-out system, reactor roof and the entire north side of the reactor is housed in this contamination control enclosure. The support frame for this tent had to be designed to support the massive walls of this containment under a negative air pressure. Airlocks on the each end of the north side waste load-out area enable waste crates, tooling and personnel to enter the area and leave while negative pressure is maintained in the containment and support the radiological controls necessary when handling contaminated material.

Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories has developed the world’s largest electromagnetic pulse generator to pursue research in nuclear fusion. The lab performs experiments on unique substances using this revolutionary “Z Machine”. Lancs was asked to design a complex set of containments in support of this important national research program. These Lancs containments protected the Z Machine components from radioactive contamination while allowing the experiments to proceed without interference. See a simulation of the Lancs Z-Machine Containment operations here. (Lancs manufactured all of the components in yellow in the diagrams.)