ASSA ABLOY Says Its Latest Door Can Withstand Explosions, Hurricanes & Fire

Third-party certified, the opening meets U.S. government/military safety and security objectives for blast resistance and protects against extreme wind events.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. —ASSA ABLOY introduces its new multi-solution door opening that is said to protect against explosions, hurricane-force winds and fire.

The Blast and Hurricane Resistant door and hardware solution was influenced by ASSA ABLOY’s tornado-resistance door and hardware, according to the company. It includes openings from CURRIES or Ceco Door and Corbin Russwin BL6600 Series or SARGENT BL7300 Series multi-point locks, with the new SARGENT and Corbin Russwin’s multi-point deadlocking systems factory installed in the door.

“At ASSA ABLOY, we’re constantly seeking to innovate our existing products to deliver solutions for the unique challenges presented by the world around us,” says Marc Stroot, ASSA ABLOY manager of specialty and integrated solutions. “Today, we are proud to announce that after rigorous testing, this multi-solution door opening can dramatically increase safety in environments that face exposure to extreme hurricane-level winds, potential blast impact from explosions, excessive heat from a fire or a combination of all three.”

The CURRIES or Ceco Door multi-solution opening incorporate new technology to provide a fiberglass and steel-stiffened door core with 12- or 14-gauge face sheets. The door frames are manufactured from 12- or 14-gauge steel with welded construction. It is available for single doors sized 2’8″ x 6’8″ up to 4’0″ x 8′.

ASSA ABLOY says the design has been third-party tested to meet the UFC 4-010-01 Department of Defense Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for buildings. It is third-party certified by Underwriters Laboratories to protect against extreme wind events, including Florida High-Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ), which is a building code requirement in Miami/Dade County, Broward County and Coastal Palm Beach County.

The product also meets the following criteria:

  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Response Categories 1 and 2
  • Blast 6.16 PSI Category I / Hurricane 150 PSF and 50 FPS
  • Blast 9.74 PSI Category II / Hurricane 150 PSF and 50 FPS
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.37 Grade 1 Certified

This article first appeared on SSI sister publication campussafetymagazine.com.

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