Blast-Resistant

Blast-resistant windows are a key factor in mitigating unnecessary injuries in the event of an accidental or intentional explosion.  Graham Architectural Products was a pioneer in designing and manufacturing blast-resistant windows following the events of September 11, 2001.

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Blast Resistant

Casement Window | Fixed Window | Horizontal Sliding Window | Hung Window | Projected Window
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Casement Window

Name
Frame Depth
Condition/Hazard Response
Design Blast Pressure (psi)
Positive Phase Impulse (psi-msec)
Window Size
Test Method
2.25
Minimal
5.9 psi
48 psi-msec
48 x 66
ASTM F 1642
2.25
Minimal
7 psi
44 psi-msec
48 x 85
ASTM F 1642
2.25
No Break
5.3 psi
32.8 psi-msec
88 x 96.75
ASTM F 1642
3.5
Minimal
6 psi
42 psi-msec
49.75 x 67.75
ASTM F 1642
3.5
Low
10.8 & 23.5 psi
96 & 100 psi-msec
49.75 x 67.75
ASTM F 1642
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Fixed Window

Name
Frame Depth
Condition/Hazard Response
Design Blast Pressure (psi)
Positive Phase Impulse (psi-msec)
Window Size
Test Method
3.25
N/A
Minimum UFC 4-010-01
Minimum UFC
49.75 x 67.75
UFC Calculation
3.25
Minimal
6.1 psi
41 psi-msec
48 x 66
ASTM F 1642
4.0
Minimal
6.7 PSI
47 psi-msec
48 x 66
ASTM F1642
2.25
Minimal
6.4 psi
48 psi-msec
48 x 66
ASTM F 1642
3.5
Minimal
5.8 psi
41 psi-msec
49.75 x 67.75
ASTM F 1642
3.5
No Break
10.4 & 24.2 psi
91 & 116 psi-msec
49.75 x 67.75
ASTM F 1642
3.5
UL752 Level 3
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Horizontal Sliding Window

Name
Frame Depth
Condition/Hazard Response
Design Blast Pressure (psi)
Positive Phase Impulse (psi-msec)
Window Size
Test Method
3.25
Minimal
6 psi
42 psi-msec
66 x 48
ASTM F 1642
3.25
UFC & GSA Calculated
Blast Evaluated
Blast Evaluated
Various
UFC & GSA Calculated
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Hung Window

Name
Frame Depth
Condition/Hazard Response
Design Blast Pressure (psi)
Positive Phase Impulse (psi-msec)
Window Size
Test Method
3.25
Minimal
6.6 psi
48 psi-msec
45.50 x 63.375
ASTM F 1642
3.25
Minimal
4.4 psi
34.3 psi-msec
48 x 66
ASTM F 1642
4.0
Low
6.2 psi
42 psi-msec
49.75 x 67.75
ASTM F 1642
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Projected Window

Name
Frame Depth
Condition/Hazard Response
Design Blast Pressure (psi)
Positive Phase Impulse (psi-msec)
Window Size
Test Method
2.25
Minimal
5.9 psi
48 psi-msec
48 x 66
ASTM F 1642
3.5
Minimal
6 psi
42 psi-msec
49.75 x 67.75
ASTM F 1642