An Overview of Blast Doors
For buildings that require heavy-duty protection against forced entry, weaponry assaults, and explosions, blast doors (also known as blast-proof doors) are an excellent choice.
All doors can serve as a barrier to ward off unwanted entry if necessary, however, some environments require more stringent security measures to be put in place. In some circumstances, blast doors may be required to provide protection from forced entry, weaponry assaults, and blasts and explosions.
Also known as ballistic doors, these door sets (including frames, hinges, locks and viewing panels) are also fully tested and certified to ensure they can withstand a range of attack levels, from forced entry to projectile or blast penetration.
FSE Special Purpose Doors provide a range of blast doors that adhere to Australian building standards outlined by the BCA (AS/NZS2343:1997).
What Are The Different Types of Blast Doors Available?
Blast doors are versatile and can be customised to suit a number of different requirements and environments:
• They can be manufactured and installed in a range of sizes, to suit a variety of operations.
• They can be fitted with various accessories, such as locks, fixings and glazed viewing windows (these are factory fitted to ensure the required resistant is met).
What Are Materials Are Blast Doors Made From?
Blast-proof doors can be made from a variety of materials, depending on their application such as aluminium, glass, concrete and timber. The type of material you decide to use will depend on the type of protection you require and the appearance you desire in your building design.
Steel is the best option for heavy-duty applications. Steel is extremely strong, and resilient with a low transfer of heat, and a high melting point.
Types of Finishes
These kinds of doors are very versatile and can be aesthetically tailored to suit many types environments. Blast doors can be installed so that they integrate effortlessly with walls, panels and overall design themes, allowing them to fulfil their function, without giving away their actual purpose.
Who Requires Blast-Proof Doors?
Blast doors are designed to protect against more serious threats than what might be common in residential circumstances and are suitable for more specialised environments.
- Financial (e.g. banks, loans businesses, cash rooms)
- Mining, Construction and related operations
- Retail (e.g. service stations, ticketing agencies)
- Security, Law Enforcement (e.g. police stations, prisons)
- Government and Public (e.g. embassies, schools or hospitals)
- Private Sector (e.g. some homes)
- Commercial Buildings (e.g. office buildings, hotels, and other hospitality venues)