Blast

Protecting highly sensitive and critical infrastructure is high on the agenda for governments and organisations around the globe.  The outcome of a product failure in a security application would be catastrophic.

We apply heavily-tested design and engineering methodologies in producing our blast and security products, resulting in a unique range of commanding blast products for which failure is not an option.

Blast Doors

Our blast door designs have been independently tested in accordance with the procedure under ISO/FDIS 16933 to verify their ability to withstand a blast loading.  When a customer specification is received we have the calculations independently verified to ensure the highest levels or protection and performance.  Below are some examples of the different applications for which we can design blast doors.

Explosion and Fire Containment

The most common function of a blast door and its surrounding walls is blast containment.  In this application, the door will remain fully intact and ensuring the blast is fully contained.  During testing, our doors performed to category I, meaning that the door remained closed post-blast and was still fully operable – important should the area required quick evacuation.

Fire-Rated Blast Doors

We have developed a composite blast door designed and tested for use in petrochemical applications.  These steel door sets are merge the principles of blast design with the requirements of 4- hour fire certification and are tested to BS EN 1634-1:2008.  The doors are equipped with an external lever handle for key entry and internal panic bar assemblies for use as emergency exits.

Insulation

The storage of munitions requires a dry, temperature-controlled environment.  We design to meet these requirements by using door set insulation and purpose-specific seals to prevent sweating and cold transfer from the external face of the door to the internal face.  This ensures a stable environment for contents of the building whilst maintaining the required level of blast containment.

Blast Windows

Our blast windows have also been independently tested and achieved ISO 16933: 2007 Hazard Rating A.  We use this design of window to provide maximum containment whilst also providing aesthetic value and clear visibility both internal and external to the structure.