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FORTRESS Protective Building, LLC’s Virtual Exhibit Booth for the 2020 GCPS Conference

FORTRESS virtual GCPS exhibit booth 2020

Our team is pleased to join the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) 100% virtual 2020 Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety (GCPS). This conference will once again provide the platform to unite thousands of experts from over 110 countries, all gathered to discuss concerns and advancements in the process safety industry. A…

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Design Basis Specifications for FORTRESS Protective Buildings, LLC

FORTRESS with hardware on roof

We are proud to offer a fully-tested concept that provides a high design specification for blast, fragments, thermal, and gas (flammable and toxic) ingress.  However, the FORTRESS team also understands that the building design, engineering, construction, and finishing’s are just as important! To capture the “softer” sides of the great building design, we have updated…

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FORTRESS Protective Buildings: A Modular and Flexible Approach

Along with providing a truly multi-hazard (fragment, blast, thermal, toxic, and extreme weather) building to protect the lives of its occupants, FORTRESS’s goal is it ensure a quality building that can be designed, fabricated, and assembled in a fraction of the time of a site-built structure with the flexibility of providing floorplans to meet the client’s needs.

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Designing Beyond API RP 752/753 Compliance

How FORTRESS blast resistant buildings offer ultimate protective capabilities API Recommended Practice 752 and 753 are considered the go-to guidelines when siting protective structures designed and constructed for operational hazards. However, siting blast resistant buildings that only address blast hazards may not be maximally effective at protecting personnel against other industrial dangers, such as fire…

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Remote Building Specification

David Prakoth works from home on a FORTRESS floor-plan that gives the client the required building functionality. During this time of social distancing, the FORTRESS Protective Buildings, LLC (FORTRESS) team has quickly adapted to remote working.  While Americans at large are sheltering-in-place (SIP) at home, personnel at processing facilities are looking for safe options for…

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Shelter In Place (SIP)

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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Are you safe from flying fragment throw?

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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A Blast Resistant Building Designed to Protect Occupants

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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