Blast-Ex® – Jet Blast Deflectors made in Germany
Blast-Ex® Jet Blast Deflectors provide safety for vehicles, pedestrians, airport facilities, other buildings and nearby public roads that may be subjected to jet blast from aircraft maneuvering on runways, taxiways and tarmacs.
Our jet blast deflectors – available both stationary or mobile – are bipartite, enabling an easy assembly and storage. There are several standard types available in our program, but since each airport has its unique characteristic, our jet blast deflectors can be custom designed to ensure proper height, strength and jet blast deflection in respect of every individual case.
Methods of functioning
Prop- and jet blast of parking or maneuvering aircrafts not only cause high velocity winds, but might also cause Foreign Object Damage (FOD). Blast-Ex® Jet Blast Deflectors therefore protect people, facilities and objects on or around the airport by reliably deflecting and slowing down jet blast.
Our jet blast deflectors can withstand blasts at speeds of up to 300 m/s and, at the same time, temperatures of up to 500 °C.
Design and material
Blast-Ex® jet blast deflectors are manufactured at our facility in Germany from structural, stainless and heat-resistant steels and, if required (to protect ILS/Localizer antennas and other NAV/COM equipment), from glass fiber reinforced plastics.
Our jet blast deflectors are hot-dip galvanized during the production process. The powder coating is applied directly after galvanizing. The usual need for sweeping (roughing up the surface of the steel) is thus not necessary. This duplex coating process also produces an excellent and durable color finish.