X-Ray Safety Glass

X-Ray Safety Lead Glass

X-Ray Safety Glass

Laminated X-Ray GlassX-Ray Safety Glass

  • Over 40 standard sizes and all custom sizes available up to 48″ x 96″
  • Permanently labeled ANSI Z97.1 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201 Cat II requirements for impact resistance as required per IBC 2406 “Safety Glazing”
  • 2 to 4 working day standard fabrication
  • Many protective shielding levels available
  • Available with lead lined frames for wall or door applications

Ray-Bar X-Ray Safety Glass is federal and medical building safety code compliant and always readily available as permanently labeled. Our x-ray lead glass provides the required impact resistance for door vision-lites, in walls within 24″ of a door opening, in high risk traffic areas, and for additional seismic safety, providing a clear view while additionally shielding X-Ray/Gamma radiation, and 95% of UV protection.

Ray-Bar impact resistant x-ray safety glass is utilized “to reduce or minimize the likelihood of cutting or piercing injuries when said glazing is broken by human contact“. Per ANSI Z.97.1-2009

*Ray-Bar X-Ray Safety Glass is NOT fire-rated, tempered, impact proof, shatter proof or scratch resistant. Fire-rated designs are available upon request.

Per ANSI Z.97.1 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201 Category 2 standards, any x-ray control window occurring within 24” of a door opening and any vision lite window occurring in a shielded door must have impact resistant X-Ray Safety Glass and be permanently labeled as meeting these required impact resistant standards.

Can X-Ray Lead Glass Be Tempered?

The simple answer is “No”,as it is physically impossible to temper x-ray lead glass.
The reasons are that X-Ray lead glass will not survive the standard thermal-tempering process due to it’s natural low melting temperature. Also, due to its density and composition this glass will not accept a chemical salt-bath for tempering either.

The good news is that X-Ray Glass is not required by code to actually be “tempered”, and tempered glass is not impact resistant glass.
However Ray-Bar Engineering Corp offers X-Ray Safety Glass which is impact resistant and properly labeled and meets all current ANSI Z.97 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201 Cat 2 requirements per building code IBC 2406 “Safety Glazing”.
These safety glazing requirements are for impact resistance for applications in x-ray shielded door vision frames or wall locations within 24″ of door openings or 36″ of the floor.
This glass is readily available typically in only 3 or 5 days.
Your X-Ray Glass shielding equivalency should always be ordered as providing the same level of radiation protection lead thickness shielding value as the door or wall partition that the glass / control window / vision frame will occur in.
*X-Ray Safety Glass is not tempered, fire-rated, impact proof or scratch proof.

X-RAY SAFETY GLASS STOCK SIZES

(Typically available 2 to 3 Days)

8″ x 8″ 24″ x 24″ 40″ x 40″
8″ x 10 “ 24″ x 30″ 40″ x 48″
10″ x 10″ 24″ x 36″ 40″ x 60″
10″ x 12″ 24″ x 48″ 40″ x 72″
12″ x 12″ 24″ x 60″ 40″ x 84″
12″ x 16″ 24″ x 72″ 40″ x 96″
12″ x 24″ 30″ x 30″ 42″ x 42″
12″ x 36″ 30″ x 36″ 42″ x 48″
12″ x 48″ 30″ x 48″ 42″ x 60″
16″ x 16″ 30″ x 60″ 42″ x 72″
16″ x 24″ 30″ x 72″ 42″ x 84″
16″ x 36″ 36″ x 36″ 42″ x 96″
16″ x 48″ 36″ x 42″ 48″ x 48″
18″ x 18″ 36″ x 48″ 48″ x 60″
18″ x 24″ 36″ x 60″ 48″ x 72″
18″ x 30″ 36″ x 72″ 48″ x 84″
18″ x 36″ 36″ x 84″ 48″ x 96″
18″ x 48″ 36″ x 96″
  • Circles or discs are also available
  • X-Ray lead glass is not tempered or fire rated
  • Maximum size available in a single pane is 48″ x 96″
Thickness: 5/16″ +(7.0mm to 8.5mm)
Lead Content:    55% to 65% Pb
Lead Equiv.(mm) nominal: 1.8mm to 2.4mm
Lead Equiv.(in) nominal: .0625″ to .094″
Lbs. lead equiv./ft’ (Range): 4.0 to 6.0 Lead Equiv
Weight – Lbs. / ft2 (Approx.): 8.0+ with +/- 0.5mm
Cutting Size Tolerance (in): +/-1/8″ (0.125″)
Standard Edgework: Seamed
*Higher Lead Shielding Levels Available Upon Request

X-Ray Safety Glass is also available in lead equivalencies of 2.4mm, 3.2mm and 3.7mm. We provide lead glass blocks up to 4″ thick for high energy isotope or gamma radiation shielding. Edge work available as standard clean-cut and seamed, also available as beveled, ground or polished upon request. Please contact us for special requirements and special designs.