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CEN - PREN 13123-2

Windows, doors, shutters and curtain walling - Explosion resistance - Requirements and classification - Part 2: Arena test

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Organization: CEN
Publication Date: 1 August 2023
Status: pending
Page Count: 14
ICS Code (Explosion protection): 13.230
ICS Code (Doors and windows): 91.060.50
scope:

This document specifies the criteria, which windows, doors, shutters as well as curtain walling elements need to satisfy to achieve a classification when submitted to the test method described in prEN 13124-2:2023.

This document concerns a method of test against blast waves produced by high explosives in an arena test. This document considers free-field high explosive events equivalent to:

- 3 kg to 20 kg (TNT equivalent) at distances from 3 m to 9 m, described by the fixed classification levels PXR 1 to PXR 7;

- 100 kg to 500 kg (TNT equivalent) at distances from about 15 m to 30 m, described by the fixed classification levels VXR 1 to VXR 7.

It produces a classification according to prEN 13124-2:2023. Indicative charge sizes and stand-off distances producing these loading levels are shown in Annex B.

Blast loadings characterised by user specified blast parameters for other high explosive scenarios can also be specified.

Blast loads which cannot be produced in an arena test might be produced by a shock tube test following prEN 13123-1:2022 and prEN 13124-1:2022.

This document is applicable to blast waves generated by explosives in an arena test facility to produce high explosive blast loads on windows, doors and shutters as well as curtain walling systems, complete with their frames, infills and fixings, for use in both internal and external locations in buildings. It gives no information on the explosion resistance capacity of the wall or other surrounding structure.

Document History

PREN 13123-2
August 1, 2023
Windows, doors, shutters and curtain walling - Explosion resistance - Requirements and classification - Part 2: Arena test
This document specifies the criteria, which windows, doors, shutters as well as curtain walling elements need to satisfy to achieve a classification when submitted to the test method described in...
February 1, 2004
WWindows, doors, and shutters - Explosion resistance -Requirements and classification - Part 2: Range test
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