Windows from Crittall-Fendor that can be left open for natural ventilation but which slam shut automatically in the event of a blast can enhance the working environment in hazardous sites without compromising safety.
The company’s BlastLine SlamShut window has a restricted opening that allows natural ventilation and also features as standard thermally enhanced glass that contributes towards energy efficiency. The reinforced steel or stainless steel frame is narrow so as to maximise natural light, ventilation and increased airflow.
In the event of an explosion the opening vent is slammed closed by blast pressure. The window is designed to be low maintenance, is finished in an anti-corrosive paint system, and features an integrated water drainage system.
Because it is openable it reduces the need for air conditioning in petrochemical facilities, offices and modular buildings. It is fitted with the SlamShut latch and locking system for security and can be supplied with an energy efficient coating.
Different fire rated options (to EN1654 and EN1560) are available and glazing can be single, double, triple, security or acoustic. It is available in a full RAL/BS powder colour range or with a bespoke finish.
The BlastLine SlamShut window has been tested to GN04-105, ASCE Design of Blast Resistant Buildings and GSA Standard.