We manufacture UL752 certified panels offered in UL levels 1-8, offering a wide range of ballstic protection. These panels can be used in land, air, and sea applications, making them a versatile solution for grid security.

We’ll go through grid security, methods to guarantee it, the installation and maintenance of bullet-resistant fiberglass, and some applications.

What Is Grid Security And Why Should We Care About It

You’re sitting in your living room, watching the news, when suddenly the power goes out. The newscaster says there has been a terrorist attack on the power grid.

Your heart starts racing. What are you going to do? How will you keep your family safe?

Grid security is the protection of our electrical grid from potential threats. This is important because our grid is what provides power to our homes and businesses. If it were to be damaged or destroyed, it would significantly impact our lives.

How Substation Bullet-Resistant Panels Help Protect The Grid

Substation bullet-resistant panels help protect the grid by providing a barrier between the substation and potential threats. This barrier can help prevent damage to the substation, equipment, and personnel.

Some benefits of substation bullet-resistant panels include:

  • Protection of equipment and personnel inside the substation
  • Prevention of damage to the substation
  • Reduced downtime in the event of an attack

According to NCBI, A bullet striking a hard surface can deform and shatter light armor, posing a danger to the user. ArmorCore bullet-resistant fiberglass panels absorb the shot, dissipate its energy, trapping the bullet with no ricochet or spalling.

Installation And Maintenance Of Substation Bullet-Resistant Panels

Substation bullet-resistant panels can be installed by utility companies, contractors, and consultants without requiring a certification. It is essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when installing these panels. Waco Composites’ sales team is always available to assist with installation instructions as well as readily available instruction videos and literature on the website.

Steps To Ensure Grid & Substation Security

  • The first step is to assess the threat. This includes identifying potential hazards and determining the likelihood of occurrence. Once the threat has been considered, it’s crucial to develop a security plan that considers the type of threat and level of protection required.
  • The next step is to implement the security plan. This may include installing substation bullet-resistant panels and other measures such as CCTV cameras and fencing.
  • Finally, monitoring the substation for any signs of tampering or attack is essential. This can be done by regularly checking CCTV footage and conducting physical checks of the substation.

By taking these vital steps, we can help protect our grid from potential threats.

Applications For Bullet-Resistant Panels

Bullet-resistant panels can be used in a variety of applications, including:

  • Substations
  • Transmission lines
  • Power plants
  • Telecommunication sites
  • Data centers
  • Security vehicles

Why ArmorCore® Excels In This Application

ArmorCore® by Waco Composites is a versatile and affordable solution for grid security. Our fiberglass ballistic panels are UL752 certified, offered in levels 1-8 and backed with a 10-year warranty.

Some benefits of ArmorCore's substation bullet-resistant panels include:

  • Non-ricochet & non-spalling
  • Non-conductive
  • Low-wicking
  • No shelf life with a 10-year warranty
  • Offered in 8-different unique levels offering a wide range of ballisitc protection
  • Variety of standard size sheets as well as custom cutting with in-house waterjets
  • Easily installed with no certification required
  • Protect equipment and personnel inside the substation
  • Reduce downtime in the event of an attack.
  • ISO Registered 9001:2015 company with over 26 years proven experience

The Industry's Most Reliable Bullet-Resistant Panels

For additional information on our solutions and how they may assist in safeguarding your substation, contact us today. Don’t wait until it’s too late—act now to protect your substation with ArmorCore® bullet-resistant panels.