Firexx Fortification relies upon different
principles of physics than conventional passive blast protection
techniques – essentially "softening," rather than "hardening"
targets, thus achieving the same levels of blast protection
without great mass or off-set distances.
In many cases conventional protection techniques
are perfectly appropriate and will continue to be used. However,
there are other circumstances in which Firexx Fortification may
prove more suitable on its own, or as a supplement to
conventional barrier techniques. As an example, in many retrofit
circumstances safe perimeter distances are not available, the
structure dose not have the dimension, nor the load bearing
capacity, to allow for bulky hardening. Or, Firexx Fortification
is suitable in field situations where solutions are needed
quickly, barrier materials must be easily deployable and there
not enough time or local skills to design, construct and cure
complex reinforced concrete barriers and structures. The other
advantage of Firexx Fortification in field situation is that
most system units are easily removable and re-deployable.
SUMMARY OF BENEFITS OF FIREXX
Comparable effectiveness to conventional "hardening" and
alternative blast mitigation approaches.
Thousand of cu ft of Firexx Fortification already installed as
blast protections against threats of a few lbs to 000's of lbs
Applied as cladding or perimeter protective walls, new
construction/retrofits/upgrades and supplements;
Typically 3 to 6 times less in volume than concrete
Super-light: mitigates the engineering issue of "load bearing"
in retrofits and upgrades)
Pre-fabricated; fast, easy installation: no complex design and
construction, or the need for highly-skill labor as with
conventional "hardening" approaches.
Pre-fabricated panels contour to most shapes (curves, columns,
arches, insets and off-sets, etc.)
Common architecturally aesthetic facade materials may be used
Non-corrosive, non-electrostatic, re-usable/re-deployable.
Scalable production quantities available; short lead time.
Remote manufacturing available.
Normally 30% to 50% + all-in cost advantage over simple