Showing posts with label blast mitigation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blast mitigation. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gathering Missing Info on Blast Projects Saves Time.

Many blast project specs do not provide enough information to come up with the equivalent 3-second blast design pressure from ASTM F2248. Glazing contractors can save time by requesting the following information in advance.
 
  • Explosive Weight - (Typically for most projects explosive weight II)
  • Standoff Distance - (For most projects it is the Conventional Construction Stand Off = 82 ft)
  • Level of Protection - (Typically Low Level of Protection)
 
This criteria is usually determined during the design phase of a project by the using agency or the design team.
  
For more helpful information on blast projects see JEI Structural Engineering WINGARD, Windas, Window Blast, Blast Mitigation Design