Ballistic Resistant Aluminum Windows UL752 / NIJ III BR & BLAST
Ballistic Resistant Aluminum Windows
UL752 / NIJ III BR & BLAST
Tested to withstand rifle-level ballistic threats for UL 752 levels 5 and 8, NIJ III and 7.62 x 39 rounds. Available as non-operable systems with optional deal tray and engineered blast load ratings up to 40 psi / 300 psi-ms and beyond. Custom sizes, shapes and glass coatings can also be designed into the system.
ANTI-TERRORISM LEVEL SECURITY where the threat of rifle-level ballistic and high level blast attacks exist
ENERGY EFFICIENCY where window thermal performance is important to overall building design considerations
CONDENSATION RESISTANCE thermal break vastly improves the frame’s ability to resist interior sweating and freezing
ARCHITECTURAL APPEAL provides the look of a commercial aluminum window system and complements modern architectural design
DESIGN FLEXIBILITY where architectural or security concerns require the use of large windows, ganged window systems or unique shapes
DURABILITY high strength aluminum alloy provides maximum durability and low maintenance
Harden’s Ballistic-Resistant Windows safeguard prominent and mission critical buildings, guard houses, control rooms, cashier areas, executive offices and anywhere the highest levels of protection, aesthetics and sustainability are important considerations. Engineered blast resistance may be added for more comprehensive security.
Aluminum Windows are ideal for facilities where the aesthetics of aluminum and the thermal properties of thermally-broken systems are critical. Ballistic-Resistant models are designed for use by government agencies and commercial entities where rifle-level bullet and high blast resistance is paramount.
Harden Aluminum Ballistic Resistant Windows offer an ideal solution where the call for high ballistics resistance competes with targets for design excellence. The WAFV-N-B series are tested to meet multiple firearm threat levels including UL 752 (Levels 5 & 8), NIJ III and 7.62 x 39 rounds. The WAFV-N-EX is engineered to resist blast loads up to 40 psi / 300 psi-ms and beyond. Custom designs are available to meet combined blast and ballistic threats.
- Full window system, factory glazed, with shipping bolts to retain stops and glazing to frame
- Aluminum, thermally broken frame with mitered and welded corners
- Laminated glazing to meet applicable threats
- Removable glazing stops
- Ballistic stop bars to protect construction shim gap (on ballistic-rated units)
- Pre-drilled and tapped sub-frame in one of three styles
- embed plate with studs for newly poured concrete walls
- tubing with chemical or mechanical anchors for existing masonry walls
- tubing for welding to steel walls
Standard Finish – Frame and Glazing Stops
- Clear anodizing, 215-R1
Standard Finish – Optional Interior/Exterior Trim
- Manufacturer’s standard finish coat. Contact Harden for color chart.
- Transaction tray (certified as 15 minute FE/BR) with interior lid and stainless steel interior/exterior trim
- Transaction drawer (certified as 15 minute FE/BR) with interior lid and stainless steel interior/exterior trim
- Snap-on interior window trim
- Snap-on exterior window trim
- Blast-rated glazing and anchorage systems (user-defined blast loads)
- Low-e hardcoats
- Films for RF / IR attenuation
- Tints & frits
- High-definition printing
Optional Finishes - Frame and Glazing Stops
- Color anodizing
- Painted finish, AAMA 2604 (Contact Harden for color chart and minimum quantities)
- Painted finish, AAMA 2605 (Contact Harden for color chart and minimum quantities)
Optional Finishes - Interior/Exterior Trim
- Clear anodizing, 204-R1 or 215-R1
- Color anodizing
- Painted finish, AAMA 2604 (Contact Harden for color chart)
- Painted finish, AAMA 2605 (Contact Harden for color chart)
- Stainless steel cladding
Applicable Standards, Testing and Certifications
- UL 752: Standard for Bullet-Resisting Equipment
- NIJ 01.08.01: Ballistic-Resistant Protective Materials
- ASTM E283: Standard Test Method for Determining Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
- ASTM E331: Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
- ASTM E330: Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
- AAMA 501.1: Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors Using Dynamic Pressure
- AAMA 501.5: Test Method for Thermal Cycling of Exterior Walls
- NFRC 100: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product U-factors
- NFRC 200: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Solar Heat Gain Coefficient and Visible Transmittance at Normal Incidence
- NFRC 500: Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product Condensation Resistance Values
- Windows are fully glazed at the factory, and require only minimal preparation prior to installation
- Sub-frames can be shipped in advance of factory glazed window assembly
- Three different methods of installation into the structure, depending on the stage and type of wall construction:
- Pre-drilled and tapped plate-type embeds cast into concrete
- Pre-drilled and tapped steel tube-type sub-frames bolted into the wall
- Pre-drilled and tapped steel tube-type sub-frames welded to the wall structure
Regular inspection of window, trim and flashing is recommended.
Availability & Cost
Window systems are typically manufactured to order and subject to production lead times at the time of purchase.
Harden warrants that its Architectural Security products shall remain free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period determined by the individual project specification.
Most products and installations shown in the photos were completed under the previous ownership structure of Ross Technology Company. Building photos courtesy BL Harbert International or US Department of State. Harden maintains ownership rights of all product photos taken at Ross. For details on ownership of specific photos, please contact Harden Architectural Security Products directly.