Frequently Asked Questions

Get your questions answered here about RedGuard, blast resistant buildings and our other blasting related services. Contact us for more information.

FAQ
How Should I Prepare For A Facility Siting Study?

You can prepare for a facility siting study by first learning what a facility siting study is, and then preparing a list of questions and ensuring you have all the required documentation ready to be ...

What Is A Pre-Engineered Blast-Resistant Building?

Pre-engineered buildings are suite-quality buildings with completed engineering.

What’s The Difference Between Blast-Proof And Explosion-Proof?

While people seem to use the terms blast-proof and explosion-proof synonymously, there is a difference.  Simply put, we don’t say blast-proof, or explosion-proof, because we know that explosions are ...

What Is A Blast-Resistant Building?

A blast-resistant building is a structure that is made to withstand significant explosions and to protect personnel and equipment in hazardous environments like those encountered at oil refineries, ...

How Do You Ensure Safety To Occupants In A Blast-Resistant Building?

At RedGuard, we believe in testing. We know that the most critical element of the blast-resistant building is its ability to protect lives. For this reason, when it comes to testing, we don’t just ...

What Regulations Apply To Blast-Resistant Buildings?

Unfortunately, there are no official regulations that cover blast-resistant modular buildings, but there are two recommended practices that cover blast-resistant buildings - API RP 752 and API RP 753.

Is Your Blast-Resistant Building Design Tested And Is That Information Publicly Available?

Yes. At RedGuard, we want you to feel peace of mind knowing that our buildings are blast-tested to ensure the safety of your team.   

How Should I Choose The Best Vendor For A Blast-Resistant Building?

The best way to choose is to take the time to research your potential candidates and ensure they have what it takes to deliver a quality product.   

How Can I Get Service On My Blast-Resistant Building?

It’s easy! We even service buildings that didn’t come from our fleet. Simply fill out our brief service request form.  

What Are The Top Service Calls On Blast-Resistant Buildings?

We’ve answered this question on our blog. Learn what some of the top reasons for service calls on blast-resistant buildings are.

Is A Manufacturer's Service Department An Important Consideration?

Absolutely. With more than 15 years of proven experience, RedGuard has been fortunate to experience an unmatched amount of client retention. We believe this can be attributed to several factors, such ...

What Is The Most Explosion-Resistant Material?

Backed by science, RedGuard believes that steel is the most explosion-resistant material. 

Is Concrete Blast-Resistant?

Yes, concrete can be blast-resistant. However, steel is the best material for blast-resistant buildings.

What Material Is Blast-Proof?

While we don’t use the term “blast-proof,” steel is the most effective blast-resistant material.

What's Important In Blast-Resistant Building Design?

Every part of a blast-resistant building is designed to keep employees safe from an explosion. From the layout and design to the completed walls and doors, blast-resistant buildings absorb the impact ...

Can You Rent A Blast-Resistant Building?

Yes, you can rent a blast-resistant building.

How Much Does A Blast-Resistant Building Cost?

A blast-resistant building’s cost will depend on factors, such as whether you lease standard units, lease modified standard units, or choose to have your BRB custom built. 

When Should You Lease A Blast-Resistant Building?

You should lease a blast-resistant building when your needs within the blast zone are temporary, or you need a building to use while a permanent blast-resistant structure is being built.

What’s The Difference Between Tents And Blast Resistant Modular Buildings?

The main difference between tents vs blast-resistant buildings is that blast tents are made using fabric tent walls, reinforced with loose steel support beams, and provide less protection than ...

Does RedGuard Make Buildings For Petrochemical Facilities?

Yes, RedGuard makes buildings for petrochemical facilities.

Where Does RedGuard Fit In The Future Of Renewable Energy?

RedGuard provides buildings for various renewable energy sites including solar, wind, hydropower, and biological sources.

Is High Response Acceptable For Blast-Resistant Buildings?

No, a high response is not acceptable for blast-resistant buildings. In fact, anything worse than medium response is virtually synonymous with injuries and fatalities.

 

Can’t Find What
You’re Looking For?

Ask us anything, we are here to help
Headquarters
4340 S West St Wichita, KS 67217
Phone:316.554.9000 Fax: 316.440.1800