GSA Test Protocol: GSA-TS01-2003 (Issue Date: January 1, 2003) is intended to ensure an adequate measure of standardisation and quality assurance in the testing of window systems including but not limited to glazing, sealants, seats and seals, frames, anchorages and all attachments and/or secondary catcher or restraint mechanisms designed to mitigate the hazards from flying glass and debris.
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
The GSA-TS01-2003 standard is the sole test protocol by which blast resistant windows and related hazard mitigation technology and products shall be evaluated for facilities under the control and responsibility of the US General Services Administration (GSA).
In order to meet GSA requirements, tests meeting this standard shall produce a blast pressure pulse that rises instantaneously to a peak overpressure, P, and decays with time to produce a positive phase impulse, I. The actual measured values of P and I shall meet or exceed those required by relevant GSA project or test specifications in accordance with applicable security design criteria. The pressure-time waveform shall have one primary positive phase peak followed by a decay in pressure. A negative pressure phase is desired in order to replicate actual explosive loading conditions.
GSA/ISC Performance Conditions for Window Systems Response
For our full range of technical specifications please click on relevant headings below;
EN 13541 Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against explosion pressure
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
EN 1627 Pedestrian door-sets, windows, curtain walling, grilles and shutters - Burglar resistance - Requirements and classification
EN 356 Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against manual attack.
LPS 1175 and 1270 Tool Categories Testing procedures for the LPCB approval
LPS 1175 Requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB certification and listing of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers
LPS 1270 Intruder Resistant Security Glazing - Requirements & Testing Procedures
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
This is an extract not a full report and Architectural Armour Ltd accepts no liability for any loss, direct, indirect or consequential damage incurred by using this information, to the fullest extent permitted by law. You should make your own judgement as regards use of this document and seek out the full test standards.
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.