Dufrane Nuclear Shielding, Inc.

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Dufrane custom designs these drum shields to transfer or temporarily store low-level radioactive waste (LLRW). Made of lead and steel to offer maximum radiation protection, we offer a variety of ways to transport the drum from one location to another, and covers that may be rolled to the open position or be fully removable.


  • Retractable cover for top access to shield cavity
  • Removable top cylindrical section
  • Forklift or Crane hoist capacity
  • Independent lid
  • Security lock
  • Lid equipped with handles and/or lifting bar for mobility by forklift or crane
  • Choice of: durable stainless steel or painted carbon shell
White Drum Shield

Available Shielding Material

  • Stainless steel
  • Stainless steel or stainless steel encased lead
  • Steel or stainless steel encased steel grit
  • All steel, suitably coated
Red Drum Shield

Cover Configurations:

Rolling covers are mounted with four, V-groove wheels. This configuration enables the cover to move along stainless steel tracks on the body top plate. The cover may be locked in the closed position and secured fully open by a plate and bolt arrangement.

Fully removable covers, shown above, are provided with centering guide plates and swing bolts for quick and repeatable placement using an overhead hoist. This cover may also be designed to incorporate part of the shields's body, such that the drum top is accessible to specific drum grabbers.

St. Lucie Drum Shield

Shield Transfer Options:

Many methods are available to move a Drum Shield from one area to another. A combination of the following may be incorporated to best suit your handling requirements.

  • Lift lugs are best for overhead hoist use.
  • Fork pockets are suited for transfer with a fork truck or burden carrier
  • Heavy duty casters allow movement over a flat floor area. A combination of two rigid and two swivel casters are provided for maximum control along with a push handle.
Drum Shield BluePrint


Dufrane will work closely with you, your site ALARA Coordinator, and your engineering group to assure the best design for each application. At the time you anticipate the need for Drum Shields please initiate a discussion with us.

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