This European Standard specifies a test method, performance requirements and classification for explosion pressure resistant glazing for use in buildings.
The explosion pressure resistant glazing is intended to offer resistance against explosives with respect to human safety.
To view products that can offer blast resistant properties, see the below links.
Bullet Resistant Transaction Window - Exterior / Interior Bullet Resistant Window with Electronic Speech, Ticket Window.
Night Pay Window / Hatch - A flat fronted Transaction Window with opening drawer, typically uses Petrol Stations and Pharmacies.
BR6 Guard House Transaction Window -Flat fronted Ballistic Window with opening drawer for document transfer.
All of the above can also be manufactured in bespoke sizes.
Blast Resistant Glass -Laminated Blast resistant Glass to incorporate into Blast Windows and Doors
Blast Windows - Blast windows to protect against terrorist attacks and longer petrochemical explosions
Security Counters and Screens - Physical, Ballistic or Blast resisting counters for any application to keep staff secure.
Ballistic and Blast Resistant Guard Houses - Modular New Build or Upgrading existing. EN1522/3 FB2 to FB7, NIJ 0108.01 LII to IV UL 752.
Explosion Vents and Rupture Panels - Safety devices used to contain an explosive blast effect within a building.
Blast Resistant Doors - Steel manufactured doors offering blast protection to buildings
This European Standard concerns a method of test against blast waves generated using a shock tube or similar facility to simulate a high explosive detonation.
The classification is only valid for tested glass sizes of about 1 m2. Based on theoretical considerations and/or experimental work, the results can be used for estimating the explosion-pressure-resistance of other glass sizes.
NOTE 1 The resistance classes are not assigned to specific situations. For each individual case the individual who specifies, if necessary with the help of experts in the field of explosion, should be consulted.
NOTE 2 The protection provided by explosion-resistant-glazing not only depends on the product itself, but also on the design and fixing of the glass.
Architectural Armour offer a range of blast products to different standards, please click the relevant link below to find out more;
For our full range of technical specifications please click on relevant headings below;
GSA-TS01:2003 Standard Test Method for Glazing and Window Systems Subject to Dynamic Overpressure Loadings
EN 13123-2 Windows, doors and shutters - Explosion resistance - Requirements and classification
ISO 16933:2007 Glass in Building -- Explosion-Resistant Security Glazing -- Test & Classification for Arena Air-Blast Loading
Ballistic Technical Specifications
EN 1063 Glass in Building - Security Glazing - Testing and Classification of Resistance Against Bullet Attack
UL 752 Standard for Bullet-Resisting Equipment
BS 5051 Bullet-resistant glazing - Part 1: for interior use- Part 2: for Exterior use
NIJ 0108.01 US National Institute of Justice Standard-Test and Certification for Ballistic Resistant Materials
EN 1522/3 Windows, doors, shutters and blinds - Bullet resistance - Requirements and classification / Test method
UL 10C Positive Fire Pressure Tests of Door Assemblies
EN 1363-1 Fire resistance tests –Part 1: General Requirements
EN 1364-1 Fire resistance tests for non-load-bearing elements – Part 1: Walls
BS 476 Part 22 Fire tests on building materials and structures
EN 1634-1 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware
EN 1627 Pedestrian door-sets, windows, curtain walling, grilles and shutters - Burglar resistance - Requirements and classification
LPS 1270 Requirements& testing procedures for the LPCB approval & Listing of intruder resistant security glazing unit
LPS 1175 Requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB certification and listing of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers
EN 356 Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against manual attack.
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Architectural Armour were commissioned to provide ballistic resistant products for a new armoury at a UK International Airport.
We read it all the time in the news headlines, multiple attackers arrive on stolen mopeds, dressed in black with helmets covering their faces smashing their way through glass shopfronts and glazed screens.