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What Is a Blast Wall?


A blast wall is a barrier that protects structures and lives from explosive blast pressure, debris and fires. Blast walls prevent fragmentation and flyrock from traveling at high velocity and reduce peak explosive pressure from shockwaves that can impact the surroundings.

When to Use a Blast Wall

Blast shield walls are erected to safeguard property and personal from anomalies. These barriers absorb the energy created by an explosion and block shrapnel and debris from causing unintended damage or loss.

How Blast Walls Are Utilized

Blast walls are often set at 90-degree angles to surround a blast or shield a facade. They can cover detonations underground or underwater as well. They can also be positioned overhead or on roofing systems, both internally and externally.

Below are some additional common applications of blast walls:

  • Construction or mining operations erect blast walls before breaking and removing obstructive rock.
  • Blast walls are positioned at pedestrian entry control points, like parking garages and airport terminals, to shield vulnerable facilities from blast fragmentation and blazes.
  • Facility managers can retrofit older buildings with blast walls to withstand heavy explosive forces and enhance safety.
  • The risk of chemical explosions and consequent injuries and damage, particularly at petrochemical manufacturing plants and research labs, can be mitigated with blast walls.

Contact TM International, LLC for Blast Walls Today

TM International, LLC provides woven wire blast walls for many industries and applications. We offer linkable, noncombustible barriers featuring a lightweight design for easy removal once blasting is finished. These noninvasive, eco-friendly blast walls can be used throughout multiple projects and eventually recycled. Our proprietary design allows hazardous fumes to vent. In addition to stock sizes, we can manufacture custom sizes from 4-by-6 feet to 14-by-16 feet.

TM International can create reliable, versatile blast mitigation and protection for any application. Contact us online to learn more and get a quote.