Windows, doors and shutters - Explosion resistance - Requirements and classification
EN13123-1 is the European Standard which specifies the criteria that windows, doors and shutters shall satisfy to achieve a classification when submitted to the shock tube test method described in EN 13124-1.
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
Shock tube extract from DIN EN 13123-1 & 13124-1
|Class||Peak pressure (bar)*||Positive specific impulse (i+) (bar-ms)|
* the duration greater than 20 ms
European Standard EN13123-2 specifies the criteria which windows, doors and shutters shall satisfy to achieve a classification when submitted to the range test method described in EN 13124-2.
This European Standard concerns a test method against blast waves in open air resulting from high explosives that can be carried by hand and placed a few metres from a target. At such close distances blast values vary across an attack face. Controlled measurement of the actual blast on the face of the test specimen being difficult, costly and subject to inaccuracy, consistency of the blast forces is therefore controlled in this European Standard by the characteristics of the explosive charge and its location.
This European Standard covers only the behaviour of the complete unit including infill, frame and fixings as tested.
It gives no information on the ability of the surrounding wall or building structure to resist the direct or transmitted forces.
If the windows, doors and shutters are intended for specific conditions of climate, specific test conditions can be required (see clause 4).
This European Standard gives no information on the explosion resistance capacity of the wall or other surrounding structure.
Open range extract from DIN EN 13123-2 & 13124-2
(Splinters / No Splinters)
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 13541 Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against explosion pressure
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
EN 356 Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against manual attack.
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