Blast Protection

Definition - What does Blast Protection mean?

This is a form of a surface modification measure that is put in place in the account that potential violent external forces, assumed to affect the existence of a material structure, are detected. This system is achieved by providing multiple layers or panels of durable material on the surface of the substrate.

These measures are used to reduce the cost of planning, constructing, assessing and designing new structures. Basically, it is applied to shield structures from damages caused by blasts and other unintentional explosions. It is mostly practiced in the oil and power industries.

Corrosionpedia explains Blast Protection

A material is ever prone to damage by strong winds, water and explosions caused by surrounding factors. In order to create a shield against these external forces, chance are that other strong and tough material can be fused or attached onto the surface to maintain the physical and chemical state of the structure.

The use of panels made from metals, composite and polymer materials are commonly used. These layers or panels can be attached, assembled or mounted on the surface of the material to offer protection. This includes tests that determine various loads that can lead to failure and fatigue in the material structure.

In the end, one will have blast resistance surfaces to prevent debris and pressure waves from affecting the properties of the structures. This is applicable in the glass and metal industries. The first step is to identify the threats surrounding the material and work from there to come up with the right solution against it.

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