Explosion Protection

Citadel Storefront solutions with explosion protection offer security against collateral damage inflicted by nearby explosions. Whether you wish to protect your structure against nearby potential threats such as propane storage tanks, rioting mobs, or terrorists, the Citadel Storefront solution has you covered.

The internal polycarbonate layer is bonded to the glass with a patented adhesive process to ensure that even if the glazing breaks, every piece of glass, no matter how small, remains locked in place. Testing at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia demonstrated that the 9/16th-inch glazing offered in the Citadel Storefront System stands up to hand grenades detonated at three feet, and Claymore mines detonated at 75 feet.

Collateral damage is a major source of injury in explosion attacks. In the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within a sixteen-block radius and shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings. The broken glass alone accounted for 5% of the death total and 69% of the injuries outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building; 258 businesses were closed due to windows shattered by the blast.