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With nearly one in two Americans under shelter-in-place (SIP) orders, it is worth mentioning this term has a very different meaning for Safe Havens in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Fertilizer, and other processing facilities with toxic hazards.  SIP at these facilities means prevention of exposure to high doses of toxic gases to prevent injury…

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While VCEs are typically the focus when designing blast resistant buildings, some over pressures occur due to the catastrophic failure of pressure vessels. It is important to provide building occupants a level of protection against flying objects. The FORTRESS Protective Buildings, LLC modular reinforced concrete building is equivalent to being protected from a ¾” solid…

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At the long duration design blast load of 8psi, the associated wall deflection is less than 0.5-inches. At a reflected blast load of 20.9 psi and 1631 psi-ms, FORTRESS Protective Buildings experience a max deflection of 1.5-inches! The robust design of FORTRESS Protective Buildings virtually eliminates occupant vulnerability from internal debris hazards for design loads.…

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