Exposure Vaults and Cabinets

Exposure vaults and cabinets are required for the safety of the inspectors and equipment.Exposure vaults and cabinets allow personnel to work safely in the area while exposures are taking place. Exposure vaults tend to be larger walk in rooms with shielding provided by high-density concrete block and lead.

Exposure cabinets are often self-contained units with integrated x-ray equipment and are typically shielded with steel and lead to absorb x-ray radiation.

Exposure vaults and cabinets are equipped with protective interlocks that disable the system if anything interrupts the integrity of the enclosure. Additionally, walk in vaults are equipped with emergency "kill buttons" that allow radiographers to shut down the system if it should accidentally be started while they were in the vault.