Hazards

Hazard-resistant buildings play a crucial role in protecting lives, preserving property, fostering operational resilience, and contributing to business success. FORTRESS stands as the only company with proven multi-hazard resistant protection, offering comprehensive defense against various threats. This unique capability ensures the safety of occupants and critical assets in high-risk environments.

Why Is This Important?

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Property Protection

Beyond safeguarding lives, FORTRESS protects valuable assets, ensuring that essential equipment, critical infrastructure, sensitive materials, and cherished belongings remain intact. The robust design of these protective buildings minimizes the risk of damage and loss.

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Community Resilience

FORTRESS contributes to community resilience by offering a reliable solution to withstand hazards. In the aftermath of an incident, the continuity of operations is crucial, and FORTRESS protective buildings play a vital role in maintaining resilience and normalcy when utilized as part of an overall emergency response strategy.

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Economic Impact

The economic impact of a hazard-related incident can be devastating. FORTRESS protective buildings act as a shield against financial losses by preventing damage to assets, minimizing downtime and reducing the overall impact on businesses and industries.

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Insurance and Risk Reduction

Investing in hazard-resistant protection from FORTRESS translates to reduced financial risks. The robust design and proven capability to withstand a range of hazards make FORTRESS protective buildings an attractive prospect for risk-conscious industries.

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Public Confidence

FORTRESS protective buildings enhance public confidence by showcasing a commitment to safety and preparedness. When stakeholders, communities and regulatory bodies see the implementation of advanced hazard protection measures, trust and confidence in the facility's operations are bolstered.

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Legal and Regulatory Requirements

Meeting legal and regulatory standards is not only a necessity but a responsibility. FORTRESS protective buildings surpass compliance requirements, providing a proactive approach to safety that aligns with industry regulations and standards.

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Long-term Investment

Investing in FORTRESS protective buildings is a long-term commitment to safety. With a design focused on durability and multi-hazard resilience, these buildings offer a lasting solution, proving to be a valuable investment over the lifespan of the facility.

Blast

Engineered to endure well beyond 8 psi, 200 milliseconds (long) duration blasts with minimal wall displacement, FORTRESS protective buildings excel in blast resistance.

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Fire

Withstanding a 1/4" impinged saturated propane jet fire for one hour, FORTRESS protective buildings ensure interior air temperatures remain below 139°F, providing effective fire protection.

Fire Hazard Protection

Fragment

The robust design includes walls capable of resisting the same level of fragmentation as 3/4 inch thick steel, offering superior protection against high velocity projectiles.

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Toxic Gas

FORTRESS addresses toxic gas ingress with a Safe Haven that maintains <0.1 ACH between the outside and inside the main building and <0.03 ACH in the interior SIP room, ensuring a safe environment during hazardous gas releases.

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Extreme Weather

FORTRESS protective buildings are engineered to withstand winds beyond Cat 5 Hurricanes and F5 Tornados, storm debris, fire, and other extreme weather conditions, ensuring resilience in the face of natural disasters.

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WORKPLACE HAZARDS

In industrial settings, various workplace hazards pose significant challenges to safety and operational integrity. FORTRESS protective buildings are strategically designed to mitigate these risks effectively, ensuring a secure environment for personnel and critical assets.

Guards against accidental releases, leaks, or improper handling of flammable, combustible, or reactive materials.

Provides protection against loss of containment scenarios in industries such as refining, specialty chemicals and manufacturing that may cause fires, explosions or toxic releases.

Guards against combustible dust explosions in industries like agriculture, food processing, woodworking and metalworking.

Provides protection to ensure personnel and infrastructure are safety protected against the failure of equipment being tested within the enclosure.

Provides protection in regions prone to natural disasters, safeguarding against C5 hurricanes, F5 tornados, and wildfires as well as other unforeseen tragedies.

Guards against intentional attacks in workplaces like military facilities or critical infrastructure, offering protection against explosive devices and ballistics.

Guards against the hazards associated with batteries such as thermal runaway reaction, explosion of gas released from storage systems, and faults due to abuse or environmental impacts.

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How Hazards Apply to Compliance Regulations

FORTRESS protective buildings exceed industry standards and compliance regulations, such as API RP 752 and API RP 753, which govern the management of hazards associated with the location of buildings in process areas. Because these regulations are  open to interpretation, compliance regulations can only be effective if companies make informed decisions about what is best for their people. By offering unmatched protection against a spectrum of hazards, FORTRESS empowers businesses to make informed decisions about the safety of their people and the protection of their critical assets, ensuring compliance, minimizing risk and fostering long-term resilience.

Learning from Tragedies

Historical incidents like the Phillips Chemical Plant explosion in 1989, the BP Texas City explosion in 2005, and the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984  serve as poignant reminders of the critical need for robust hazard protection. Compliance with regulations is essential and FORTRESS goes above and beyond to provide buildings that not only meet but exceed these standards, offering a proactive approach to safety.

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How Hazards Apply to Compliance Regulations

FORTRESS protective buildings exceed industry standards and compliance regulations, such as API RP 752 and API RP 753, which govern the management of hazards associated with the location of buildings in process areas. Because these regulations are  open to interpretation, compliance regulations can only be effective if companies make informed decisions about what is best for their people. By offering unmatched protection against a spectrum of hazards, FORTRESS empowers businesses to make informed decisions about the safety of their people and the protection of their critical assets, ensuring compliance, minimizing risk and fostering long-term resilience.

Learning from Tragedies

Historical incidents like the Phillips Chemical Plant explosion in 1989, the BP Texas City explosion in 2005, and the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984  serve as poignant reminders of the critical need for robust hazard protection. Compliance with regulations is essential and FORTRESS goes above and beyond to provide buildings that not only meet but exceed these standards, offering a proactive approach to safety.

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