ZuluShield 1000 Series
Energy and Infrastructure Blast Protection
one solution to defeat internal and external threats
1000 SERIES: ALL THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ZULUSHIELD 1500 SERIES PANELS...ON A CURVE.
Bravo Zulu has developed ZuluShield 1000 Series specifically for above ground fuel storage tanks. We have taken our technology, tested and proven in the ZuluShield 1500 Series and customized it for this application. This technology is unique in that it actually “eats” the blast, drastically reducing or completely defeating the pressure wave generated by the blast. Another unique feature is that our technooogy effectively attacks both low intensity, long duration blasts – commonly addressed in the energy sector – and the increasingly common high intensity, short duration blasts like IEDs. These blasts are very different animals to deal with, requiring different approaches. Add ballistic/fragmentation threats and you now have a third type of threat with which the solutions to blast are conflicting. Bravo Zulu panels handle all three threats in this unique way without the “mass on mass” approach of simply adding more steel or concrete to the equation.
How do you eat an explosion...?
Conducted at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, Bravo Zulu used a 4 pound cylinder of Composition C4 detonated at a 12 inch standoff from the face of the panel in this free field test. Results instrumented and available upon request.
APPLICATIONS FOR BOTH CIVILIAN AND MILITARY
• ABOVE-GROUND STORAGE TANKS
• PROCESS AREAS
The test panel face saw over 36,000 PSI of blast pressure. At right is the panel post blast. (left) strike face, (right) back face, showing .8 inches of permanent deflection. As configured, the 1500-8 has ballistic resistance to NIJ Level IIIa, is 4.5” thick and weighs 12.6 pounds/square foot. Ballistic protection remained intact post-blast. This configuration is the basis for the standard 1000 Series panel.
HOW MUCH IS THE TOTAL INVENTORY WORTH ?
HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU TURN INVENTORY IN A MONTH ?
HOW MANY MONTHS DOES IT TAKE TO RE - BUILD ?
DO THE MATH AND COMPARE TO INVESTING IN PROTECTION ...