How do Blast Control’s products stop dangerous projectiles?

The core materials in Blast Control Barriers are specially engineered composite textiles capable of absorbing high amounts of energy over a distance. They are extremely cut resistant and the fibers actually become thicker in the impacted area. This science is similar to that of water filled plastic barrels which stopContinue reading

How much do the products weigh?

This can vary based on the number of core layers of energy absorbing material required to mitigate the threat posed by a particular application. The most common Blast Control Barrier design utilized in industrial applications contains 4 core layers and weighs about three quarters of a pound per square foot.

How are the Blast Control Systems installed and held in place?

Each Blast Control Barrier features an integrated anchoring system. A high strength steel or synthetic cable is incorporated in the perimeter. Access points around the perimeter allow the cable to be used for attachment to a structure, connecting the barrier to itself to form a self-contained enclosure, or to connectContinue reading

How large can the Blast Blankets and Blast Curtains be made?

Typically, they are manufactured in dimensions of 25 feet or less but can be made in larger sizes. Blast Control’s patented Torque LockTM closure system allows barriers to be connected to one another and ensures the connection points are as impenetrable as the barrier itself. This modular design makes itContinue reading

Are Blast Control’s products fire proof?

The energy absorbing composite materials are encased in a protective cover which can be made from fire resistant materials to meet specific project requirements and can be insulated to provide increased levels of fire resistance. Blast Control does offer completely fire proof products such as its Helix SteelTM barriers.

What Pressure are the products good for?

Pressure alone is not the determining factor for product capability. The amount of energy a projectile possesses and the size of its impact area must be considered when designing any projectile barrier system. For this reason, Blast Control conducts an engineering analysis for each project in order to determine theContinue reading

Does the volume of the vessel have an effect on the blanket?

For hydraulic applications volume is not typically a factor unless the volume is very large at a high pressure which is uncommon. For Pneumatic applications volume is a significant factor because in the event of a failure, a pressure wave can precede the projectile and may pre stress the blanket,Continue reading

What is the lifespan of the products?

This depends on the use and care of the system. The cover is not an essential part of the projectile arresting capability. In general, if the cover is in good shape the system is fit for use. The inspection criteria for our products are the same used for a nylonContinue reading

Does water or chemicals affect the products?

Unlike Kevlar, water does not affect the strength of our systems, nor do most common chemicals. The outer cover has a polyurethane inner coating and is very water resistant which limits the inner components’ exposure to contamination. If the system were to become saturated by submersion or extensive exposure toContinue reading