Detention Steel Wall Panels
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Detention steel wall panels are a system of highly secure wall construction with high impact and crush resistance. Detention steel wall panel systems are typically used in correctional facilities such as prisons and jails, but can also be used in any high security application to prevent burglar entry or to protect from terrorist threats.
Detention Steel Wall Panel Manufacturers
- Trussbilt is a leading innovator and manufacturer of security steel wall panels for commercial and correctional facility use. Their TrussWall technology provides a cost effective security solution with greater strength and significantly less space than traditional precast concrete solutions.
Standards for Steel Wall PanelsWithin the detention and security industries, walls and steel wall panels are rated in a number of different tests, and most detention facilities have minimum industry standards requirements that building materials must pass to be used in construction. These standards are typically are a pass/fail, though some have ratings associated with them. Typical performance standards for detention steel wall panels include:
- Impact (ASTM F2322): "Physical assault on vertical fixed barriers for detention and correctional facilities." This test is a measure of a vertical fixed barrier (wall) against sustained human violence in the form of battering rams or make-shift rams such as benches and/or bunks. If a wall or steel wall panel passes this test, it can withstand sustained attempts to batter it down.
- Wall Delamination: Delamination is the breakdown and failure of composite materials, where the layers separate resulting in a loss of mechanical toughness. The term is common in reinforced concrete where the metal can oxidize to have a greater volume than the original metal, and thus requires more space than the original reinforced bar or rebar.
- Acoustical (ASTM E90 & E1332): This standard rates the sound transmission loss from a given medium. Particularly important