Blast Resistant Doors

Engineered To Withstand Blast Threats

Blast resistant doors protect people and property from explosions and shrapnel. The test footage video shows how effective blast doors are from preventing devastating shrapnel from entering a room.

The Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, and petrochemical industry building standards are increasingly requiring blast doors. The most common buildings for these blast doors include government buildings, refineries, and chemical storage, among others.

Specifying Blast Doors

SDI 133

Guideline for Specifying Steel Doors and Frames for Blast Resistance

SDI-133 (Blast Information) provides definitions and covers how to properly request a quote or specify blast resistant assemblies. Also included is important information on blast product response and blast damage categories. Test methods and design criteria is also covered in detail.

Other commonly specified test methods for blast doors include ASTM F2247, ASTM F2927 and ASTM F1642. For all Department of Defense related construction, UFC 4-010-01 is one of the primary specifications required.


SDI has developed a variety of blast door resources for architects, specifiers and distributors below.

AIA / GBCI Education

Specifying Specialty Steel Doors: A Primer on Fire-Rated, Forced Entry, Acoustic, Stainless Steel and More

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Specifying Specialty Steel Doors

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FAQ from Architects on Blast Resistant Doors & Specifications

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Blast Resistant Assemblies

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SDI 133

Guideline for Specifying Steel Doors & Frames for Blast Resistance

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SDI member manufacturers have excellent blast resistant door assemblies available. Click a logo below to explore their options.