Blast Resistant Wall Panels
The time for constructing buildings and incorporating blast-resistant wall panels has been long overdue, but this is becoming common in many places the world over. There has been a substantial increase in terrorist blasts cases over the years that resulted in leveling of buildings, loss of lives and significant damage to properties.
Technological strides in engineering are coming up with ways to limit energy loads and considerably reducing fatality rates during explosions.
Why invest in blast resistance?
Explosion attacks from terrorism are far from being the only cases of explosions. In fact, the most common forms of explosions which are unfortunately taking place regularly are industrial explosions. These explosions happen mostly as a result of problems involving highly flammable products, or accidents involving dangerous chemicals.
Public buildings we visit every day could also be affected by blasts that have nothing to do with bombs, for instance, gas leaks. Today lots of things could cause high-velocity blasts that could end up leveling buildings, for this reason, there is ever need for advancements in construction. This is where blast-resistant wall panels come in to play the vital role in eliminating damaging damages worth billions and saving lives.
Aluminum Composite Panels (ACP).
One thing to note is that blast-resistant wall panels are perfect not only for explosions but fire resistance as well. Blast panels are frequently utilized for both external and internal fire-and-blast walls, in order to construct light-weight modular structures that enhance onsite safety. These prefabricated panels are fit for those projects with explosion resistance requirements for either large or small modules; these may include:
• Petroleum plants.
• Chemical plants.
• Public facilities.
• Gas plant.
Back in the day, or let’s say the conventional concept of blast-resistant wall panels was based on concrete and steel combination. To cut down on the considerable bulk, time and cost associated with the old method, sandwich panels or otherwise known as aluminum composite panels are fast becoming the popular choice.