As part of a $60 million QLD Government cyclone shelter program over 1,000 Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows and louvre window panels have been installed in more than a dozen public schools and community centres across the state.
The shelters are designed to provide protection from winds up to 306km per hour experienced in a Category 5 cyclone.
To ensure that Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows met the windborne debris impact loading criteria for the Cyclone Shelters, the louvre windows had to undergo a thorough testing process.
The windows were tested for ‘Debris Type B’, using 8mm steel balls as test missiles. Five steel balls were fired into the closed louvre windows at various speeds. Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows exceeded the Australian standard of 45 metres per second making them one of the toughest louvre window products on the market.