the expert in blast-resistant walls
Are you looking for blast-resistant walls? To secure an entire building, perhaps, or to provide a certain room within a building with protection against an explosion? Then you need look no further than aalbers|wico - the specialist in structural blast security. We manufacture, supply and install blast-resistant walls precisely in accordance with your specifications.
If you wish, they can also be offered in combination with intruder-, ballistic- and fire-resistant properties.
tested in practice
We not only calculate the resistance level of our blast-resistant walls on paper - we test it in practice too, in our own test centre. Here we check whether the walls meet the required level of mechanical resistance (as described in the European standards) or the desired level of protection (as specified in the US GSA standard).
Our walls are based on standards such as EN 13123, 13124 and 13541, the US GSA guidelines, and ISO 16933 and 16943, but we can also go one step further. If stipulated in the Schedule of Requirements, we can supply a wall offering the actual level of resistance you need. The official standards form the starting point here, but the wall undergoes further testing on the basis of additional criteria.
Find out more about standards for blast-resistant walls in our knowledge centre.
In our test centre we can examine the resistance of a wall under virtually all conditions using realistic tests. This is possible as we have the space to carry out open field tests and our facilities also include a shock tube.
Find out more about testing methods for blast-resistant walls in our knowledge centre.
During field tests and shock tube tests, the resistance class of a blast-resistant wall is defined on the basis of various factors: these include the weight of the explosive, the distance at which the explosion takes place, the peak pressure, impulse and duration of the pulse of the explosion and whether there is any splintering.
Find out more about resistance classes for blast-resistant walls in our knowledge centre.