Kevlar Reinforced Rooms Protect Inhabitants from Tornado Dangers

StormRoom™ by DuPont is new product that will protect people from the dangers projectiles generated by tornados. They can be integrated into residential homes to protect the occupants from such dangers.

StormRoom features a Kevlar construction and complies with guidelines set out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for tornado shelters. Kevlar is the same material employed in items such as bullet proof vests.

When installed correctly, the Kevlar sheathing built inside reinforced wall panels will protect people inside from high velocity projectiles such as debris ejected by a tornado and other wind borne debris. Testing has indicated that StormRoom can deflect a 12 foot long, 15 pound, piece of two by four timber, shot at the kevlar panel at 100 mph.

The first StormRoom has been installed in a new home in Texas, USA.

 

Posted May 7th, 2003

 

Comments

  1. Echo Shen Echo Shen People's Republic of China says:

    The high tensile strength to weight ratio allows Kevlar, a synthetic fiber, to withstand extreme pressure from outside forces. So it can be used in the applications of enhanced pier construction, building roofs reinforcement, large-scale floating body construction,oil well platform...

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