Blast Rated Windows and Doors
When it comes to protecting high-security properties, blast rated windows are a critical component of your plan. They offer protection from a range of threats, from forced entry all the way up to explosions. Here at U.S. Bullet Proofing, we design and manufacture windows that can absorb the force of an explosion and keep shrapnel from entering the building where it could hurt the occupants. Here are some of the many benefits to installing explosion proof glass in your building:
- Protection against explosions — With blast rated windows, your structure can be protected against an explosion as well as any flying debris that may result. This reduces the risk of serious injuries and fatalities in the event of an attack.
- Improved security — These can act as a barrier to entry, preventing would-be attackers by making it much more difficult for them to breach the building.
- Reduced noise pollution — Blast rated windows can absorb sound waves, meaning they can help reduce unwanted sounds from disturbing your space and create a more pleasant environment.
- Increased energy efficiency — Our windows help keep your interiors cooler in the summer and warmer during the winter because they reduce thermal transfer. This means you’ll spend less money trying to keep the interior of your property comfortable.
When you install blast-rated windows in your facility, you’ll be taking an important step toward keeping everyone safe.
Why Choose U.S. Bullet Proofing?
As the leaders in security products for safeguarding high-risk properties, we’re your complete resource for these windows. We offer only the most advanced solutions for protecting against forced entry, ballistics and explosion damage. We were founded by determined individuals who shared a belief in creating high-quality offerings that stand above anything else offered on the market at affordable prices. Our primary objective is Protecting People and Property®, and our customer base of governments and institutions around the world is proof of our exceptional standards.
Blast Resistant Standards
The graph and table show the performance criteria for blast resistant products. Pressure and impulse should always be specified when ordering a blast resistant product.
Note: Ballistic and forced entry protection can also be specified and achieved in a blast resistant product.
Impulse = 1/2 x Pressure(psi) x Duration(msec)
Note: U.S. Bulletproofing products meet and/or exceed UL 752 Ballistic Standards, GSA Blast, and DOD Forced Protection/Anti-Terrorism Criteria. Test reports are available upon request.
|Performance Condition||Protection Level||Hazard Level||Description of Window Glazing Response|
|1||Safe||None||Glazing does not break. No visible damage to glazing or frame.|
|2||Very High||None||Glazing cracks but is retained by the frame. Dusting or very small fragments near sill or on floor acceptable.|
|3a||High||Very Low||Glazing cracks. Fragments enter space and land on floor no further than 3.3 ft. from the window.|
|3b||High||Low||Glazing cracks. Fragments enter space and land on floor no further than 10 ft. from the window.|
|4||Medium||Medium||Glazing cracks. Fragments enter space and land on the floor and impact a vertical witness panel at a distance of no more than 10 ft. from the window at a height no greater than 2 ft. above the floor.|
|5||Low||High||Glazing cracks and window system fails catastrophically. Fragments enter space impacting a vertical witness panel at a distance of no more than 10 ft. from the window at a height greater than 2 ft. above the floor.|