Project Description


We have a highly experienced in-house team that provide radiation shielding design analysis and dose assessment services to cover the full project life cycle.

What is Radiation Shielding Design?

Radiation shielding design is a field of nuclear engineering that plays an integral part of a nuclear facility layout and overall design. Radiation shielding specialists use effective design of shield walls, access labyrinths, shield doors and service penetrations to protect personnel and the public from the harmful effects of exposure to ionising radiation. Optimisation of a facility’s shielding is used as part of a dose optimisation strategy designed to keep any exposures As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP).

Our Capability

Cerberus Nuclear has a highly experienced in-house team that provide radiation shielding design and dose assessment services to cover the full project design life cycle:

  • ​Project Commencement
  • Bulk Shielding
  • Detailed Design
  • Shielding Verification
  • Plant Modification
  • Decommissioning

We use an industry accepted design process which scales from small projects to complete, large scale facility design.

We are experienced in communicating high quality, complex data produced from assessments to all stakeholders. This knowledge allows a project to make intuitive and informed decisions, which provides greater confidence and reduces overall project risk during the design process.

We are also members of the Shielding Forum (TSF), which is an industry forum intended to promote good practice and provide authoritative advice for all matters related to radiation shielding.

RaPTA™ – Radiation Protection Training Aid

RaPTA™ is an immersive training environment for radiation protection purposes. It allows operators to “see” radiation fields and intuitively understand a hazard before entering the real environment.

Our platform uses high quality physics simulation data to allow operators to practice scenarios safely and minimise dose uptake. When an operator performs tasks in the real world they can do so with confidence based upon the knowledge they have gained during training.

Our Industry Sectors

  • New Build
  • Transport
  • Decommissioning
  • Facility Design
  • Activation Analysis
  • Linac Bunkers
  • Cyclotrons
  • Proton Therapy
  • X-ray Shielding & Verification
  • Beam lines
  • Accelerators
  • Spallation
  • X-ray Facilities
  • New build
  • Plant Modification
  • Decommissioning

Shielding Assessment

  • Bulk Shielding & Labyrinth Design

  • Shield Door Design & Testing

  • HVAC, EC&I & Service Penetration Shielding

  • Skyshine Assessment

  • CID Placement and Emergency Planning

  • Designation of Areas (RCoA) & Dose Uptake

  • Onsite Verification of Installed Shielding

  • Radiation Safety Training – RaPTA™

  • Radiation Protection Adviser Support

Contact Us


Criticality Safety

We are the largest independent criticality safety team in the UK. We provide support across the full nuclear fuel cycle and offer a complete range of criticality safety services.

Criticality Training

CARTA™ is an immersive training environment for criticality safety. It allows real-time system reactivity feedback for effective operator training.

Nuclear Characterisation

We are at the forefront for the development of non-destructive techniques for characterisation of highly challenging environments where personnel access is limited.

Code Development

Our team has extensive experience in development of software projects. We use the Agile methodology for rapid release and short development cycles.

Machine Learning

We are experts in data science specifically for nuclear engineering applications and the analysis very large data sets.


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