Proven Designs and Evaluations

Keep hazards contained to protect people, assets, and infrastructure.

BakerRisk relies on our engineering expertise and testing validation to evaluate existing and design new barricades and enclosures to mitigate various types of hazards. We also leverage industry knowledge as a member of the ASME PCC-2 (Repair of Pressure Equipment and Piping) committee to ensure safe, workable solutions for all your hazard containment needs.

Barricades and enclosures are typically custom-designed to meet the needs of the specific test hazards, operation, and facility.  It’s not a one-size-fits-all world, so we offer a variety of standard hazard containment design types, including booths, horizontal bunkers, walk-in rooms, vessel/tool wraps, below-ground pits, and small mobile carts. These have utilized a wide variety of construction materials, including heavily-reinforced concrete, structural steel, ballistic blankets, and Lexan windows. BakerRisk also provides turnkey enclosures and barricades for your hazard containment needs, saving you money, time and effort in obtaining the right solution.

In addition to the structural design of barricades, doors, and bunkers, BakerRisk can calculate safe standoff distances for projectile trajectories and blast loads in the open air or impeded by a barricade to ensure personnel safety.

Applications

Use cases for hazard containment services.

Pressure testing of vessels, piping, or equipment

Hazard:

  • Projectiles
  • Blast loads
  • Liquid jetting

Industries:

  • Oilfield services
  • Space
  • Hydrogen

Battery abuse testing and li-ion battery failures

Hazard:

  • Battery fire
  • Explosion

Industries:

  • Automotive
  • Storage systems (BESS)
  • Battery manufacturers

Rotating equipment

Hazard:

  • High-speed blade projectile

Industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Heavy industry (e.g., steel)
  • Engines
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Explosive storage or handling

Hazard:

  • Explosion

Industries:

  • Military/DoD
  • Space
  • Explosives manufacturing
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Hydrogen

Hazard:

  • Explosion
  • Projectiles
  • High-pressure release

Industries:

  • Electrolyzers
  • Generators
  • Storage cylinders

Videos

Footage of BakerRisk Explosive tests.

Testing Photos

See our pressure tests in action.

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Our Specialists

Meet our hazard containment enclosure experts.

Gabriel Shelton

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Matthew Edel

Anibal Morones

Jihui Geng

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Related Resources

Published papers and industry insights.

What to Know About Hazard Containment Solutions

Discover how expertly designed barricades and solutions, such as BakerRisk’s Shock And Fragment Enclosure (SAFE™), are proven to mitigate hazards.

High-Pressure Hydrogen Hazards

This paper focuses on hazards associated with hydrogen in high-pressure applications. The sudden release of high-pressure hydrogen gas represents several potential hazards and risks.

Ammonia-Fertilizer Damage Mechanism and Mitigation Joint Industry Program (JIP)

This article discusses the Ammonia-Fertilizer Damage Mechanism and Mitigation Joint Industry Program (JIP), recently developed by BakerRisk to help ammonia and fertilizer companies work together to address and mitigate specific equipment damage mechanisms.

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