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Blast Window Retention Anchor Systems provide maximum resistance to explosions
Blast Window Retention Anchor Systems provide maximum resistance to explosions
August 18, 2013 9:00 AM CDT

Blast Window Retention Anchor Systems offer safety

Available to suit specific window needs


CINTEC America of Baltimore, Md., a structural masonry retrofit company, says its Blast Window Retention Anchor Systems offer a customized solution for each application and masonry substrate to provide maximum resistance to explosions.

At the site, the CINTEC Blast Window Retention Anchor Systems, fashioned out of a steel bar enclosed in a mesh fabric sleeve, are inserted into the masonry and then connected to the frames. A non-polymer, cementitious grout is then injected into the sleeve under low pressure. The grout fuses with the mesh, expands and shapes itself around the steel to fit the space. CINTEC uses low-volume wet diamond drilling techniques to reduce or even eliminate water damage associated with conventional concrete wet drilling.

CINTEC says a wide range of the Blast Window Retention Anchor Systems is available to suit specific window needs. After analyzing the complex loadings and reactions that take place where the window frame meets the supporting facade, each CINTEC system is designed to meet the conditions under which it must perform. The customizing process is unique to the masonry lay-up. Extensive in-situ load testing on various sizes and types of CINTEC Blast Window Retention Anchor Systems has proven that large blast loads can be resisted successfully, while providing a reliable, secure and fool-proof fixing in all types of masonry substrate.

About the Author

Jennifer Morrell was the editor of Masonry magazine. She has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry as a writer and editor, covering such topics as real estate and construction, insurance, health care, relationships and sports. A graduate of The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in magazines and is an award-winning newspaper columnist.


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