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Pensher Skytech’s PS80 Blast Curtain Wall passes CWCT weather test

Pensher Skytech are proud to announce the successful completion of the CWCT severe weather test on its blast resistant PS80 Curtain Wall system. The CWCT standard for ‘Systemised Building Envelopes’ is the benchmark certification for curtain walling, and its rigorous procedures are amongst the most onerous in the world.

The test was carried out a Taylor Woodrow’s test facility in Leighton Buzzard. One of the test procedures entails spraying water on the test specimen whilst simulating hurricane force winds by activating an aircraft engine within feet of the façade. Other tests included soft and hard body impact tests, hose tests, and positive and negative static pressure tests involving spraying more water. The key results were air permeability 600pa, water tightness 600pa, wind resistance 2400pa, wind safety 3600pa.

The PS80 Blast Curtain Wall system takes its strength from its steel mullions and transoms. This enables the system to support large spans, and resist the effects of explosions and deflection caused by high winds. The structure is panellised meaning that minimal time is required on site.

The PS80 blast system is specified on glazing projects where there is a threat of explosions such as sensitive government buildings, military establishments, and blue chip industries. A major sector of importance is the petrochemical industry where vapour cloud explosions are a constant possibility.

Recently a programme of shock tube blast tests where carried out in Texas USA where the PS80 system was tested alongside Pensher Skytech’s blast door systems. The results were excellent. Pensher are now able to bring to market a range of blast resistant products for many different applications. From controlled entry blast doors to glazed automatic sliding blast doors.

The programme of testing shows Pensher Skytech’s commitment to achieving the highest standards. Their reputation has been developed over the years around quality assurance, and the recent testing demonstrates the companies desire to become the most trusted player in the market providing quality products which effectively protect life by making the built environment safer and more comfortable to work in.

Email: kevin.walker@pensher.co.uk
 


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