Go back to CS Group Inc.

Q. How easy are Explovent® explosion vents to open?

A. The latch of a 4' x 8' panel specified to release at 20 lb/ft2 would be calibrated to release when experiencing a 320 lb force. In order to open the panel from the outside, a point load pull of 320 lb right at the latch position would be required. This is fairly significant and difficult when you consider the smooth exterior finish of the system. Also, if you specify a bottom hinged panel in these security areas, you raise the latch point to a minimum of 8' above grade or roof level making the application of this point load even more difficult.

Consideration may also be given to specifying factory applied burglar bars or other electronic measures for detection.

There’s an Explovent for every condition.

Explovent Product Shot

Aluminum Panel ERP-IC FM approved and labeled. Designed in accordance with NFPA 68 standards and all fire codes. Insulated and well sealed to provide a draft free environment.

Explovent Product Shot

Translucent Polycarbonate Panel ERP-PC Designed in accordance with NFPA 68 standards and all building and fire codes. Translucent panels reduce need for artificial lighting.

Explovent Product Shot

Explosion Relief Louver ERL Provides explosion or pressure venting with the ability to handle every day exhaust and intake ventilation requirements.

Explovent Product Shot

Insulated Aluminum Panel XRV-IC XRV-IC roof explosion vents are for buildings where the exterior wall area is insufficient, or where exterior walls are obstructed, preventing wall vents.

Sign up for important updates on codes and Explovent products.