The CINTEC system is designed to retain the window in the event of explosions. Company tests have challenged a variety of window installations.
CINTEC America, a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation, offers its Blast Window Retention Anchor Systems. CINTEC's Blast Window Retention Anchor Systems offer a customized solution for each application and masonry substrate to provide maximum resistance to explosions.
The award-winning Blast Window Retention Anchor System process begins with an inspection of the structure by qualified personnel. The structure is then modeled to assess the most likely response and the risk inherent to the structure in order to determine the best reinforcement pattern.
At the site, the CINTEC Blast Window Retention Anchor System, fashioned out of a steel bar enclosed in a mesh fabric sleeve, are inserted into the masonry and then connected to the frames. A specially-developed, non-polymer, cementitious grout is then injected into the sleeve under low pressure. The grout then fuses with the mesh, expands, and shapes itself around the steel to fit the space. CINTEC uses state-of-the-art dry or low-volume wet diamond drilling techniques to reduce or even eliminate water damage associated with conventional concrete wet drilling.
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 successfully resisted, while providing a reliable, secure and fool-proof fixing in all types of masonry substrate.
A wide range of the Blast Window Retention Anchor Systems is available to suit specific window needs. After rigorously analyzing the complex loadings and reactions that take place where the window frame meets the supporting facade, each CINTEC Blast Window Retention Anchor System is designed to precisely meet the conditions under which it must perform. The customizing process is unique to the masonry lay-up.
CINTEC America (www.cintec.net)is a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation. CINTEC America based in Maryland has associated offices in Newport, Wales, UK; Newcastle, Australia; Ottawa, Canada and in India.