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Bullet Proof/Blast Buildings in Mobile Containers

Black Night Viper Security Services & Technokontrol Global Engineering have for several years designed, developed, manufactured mobile, mid-long term housing, multi-use building units for military, law enforcement, and social use. Due to the continuous and ever increasing insecurity we have also designed mobile fuel, gas, LPG, liquid anti-explosion, anti-vaporization, anti-sloshing container, mobile petrol stations-storage tanks which have been delivered around the World for military, logistical, security operations and especially needing airfreight usage and having our unique, patented anti-sloshing, anti-explosion alloys to prevent incidents during fuel logistical transports, delivery, storage, mobility and usability in main combat or strategic reserve zones/sectors.

Due to the need of extreme-short term mobility and continuous logistical operations in specialist sectors as mobile surveillance, telecommunications, refueling, storage, munitions units, we have also encountered the use of these extreme hardened, protective mobile building containers units for other uses as mining, petroleum, exploration, extraction, drilling-testing operations ,science, R&D, medical, humanitarian usage as housing, administrative, technical, R&D, secure mobile buildings.

As we have encountered due to our experience and have been in a position to personally view, study and to R&D each individual armed encounter with many types of armed attacks, different types of used armament and munitions used by the military, terrorists, criminal gangs, pirates at sea, we have been able to study and to prepare the ultimate security, life protecting mobile buildings units.

These attacks being extremely variable depending on the attackers strategy which can be simply to disperse a mobile unit, to high jacking a convoy and its assets, kidnapping foreign personnel, to destroying militarily such mobile units at full human and at asset level, to proceed with night sabotage attacks or to destroy machinery to then later steal such equipment once non-retrievable due to the logistics and great expense of such recovery of loss or un-mobile units.

Our designs are custom made with the advantage in using thermal heating protection panels which can withstand fires and heat of up to 1600ºC for up to and over four continuous hours, totally bullet proof at whatever level the client requires from walls, ceilings, roofing, doors, emergency exits, escape underground emergency protection pods, etc.

These designs also take into account that not only armed attackers, damage, sabotage, I.E.D, mines or destroying mobile buildings units into account but also extreme heat waves, sand, snow daily or weekly storms, thus our designs reaching the highest of quality and light weight modern security and safety materials which will enable quick mobility of units with the highest levels of efficiency and response in any situation or scenario, human or climatic.

In the event of a day-weekly sand storm for example, over one or several meters of sand can be accumulated against such buildings thus needing full ceiling/roofing exit routes and also having internal sufficient energy, water, food and protection to maintain the occupants safe during such pragmatic and possible scenarios as no one can control the climate or adverse weather conditions thus having to be prepared for the worst always, as assets can be replaced but persons and especially team members, employees, friends can´t, thus safety and security always being paramount for our corporation, engineers, technicians and designers to protect these persons with balancing the clients financial investment possibilities and economic amortization, ROR, ROI, plans for such activities.


An intermodal container is a standardized reusable steel box used for the safe, efficient and secure storage and movement of materials and products within a global containerized intermodal freight transport system. "Intermodal" indicates that the container can be moved from one mode of transport to another without unloading and reloading the contents of the container.

Lengths of containers, which each have a unique ISO 6346 reporting mark, vary from 8 to 56 feet (2.438 to 17.069 m) and heights from 8 feet (2.438 m) to 9 feet 6 inches (2.896 m Aggregate container capacity is often expressed in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) which is a unit of capacity equal to one standard 20 × 8 ft (6.10 × 2.44 m) (length × width) container.

For air freight the alternative and lighter IATA-defined unit load device is used. Non-container methods of transport include bulk cargo, break bulk cargo and tank cars, tank trucks or oil tankers used for liquids or gases.


Weights and dimensions of some common types of containers. Using bullet proof, thermal protection, interior electrics, W.C. telecom and aircon can reduce the net available space depending on final use form 5% to 15% or even higher if used for medical, telecommunications, fuel/liquid storage, etc.

20′ Container 40′ Container 40′ High-Cube Container 45′ High-Cube Container
Imperial Metric Imperial Metric Imperial Metric Imperial Metric
External Dimensions Length 19′ 10 12 6.058 m 40′ 0″ 12.192 m 40′ 0″ 12.192 m 45′ 0″ 13.716 m
Width 8′ 0″ 2.438 m 8′ 0″ 2.438 m 8′ 0″ 2.438 m 8′ 0″ 2.438 m
Height 8′ 6″ 2.591 m 8′ 6″ 2.591 m 9′ 6″ 2.896 m 9′ 6″ 2.896 m
Interior Dimensions Lengthh 18′ 8 1316 5.710 m 39′ 5 4564 12.032 m 39′ 4″ 12.000 m 44′ 4″ 13.556 m
Width 7′ 8 1932 2.352 m 7′ 8 1932 2.352 m 7′ 7″ 2.311 m 7′ 8 1932 2.352 m
Height 7′ 9 5764 2.385 m 7′ 9 5764 2.385 m 8′ 9″ 2.650 m 8′ 9 1516 2.698 m
Door Aperture Width 7′ 8 ⅛″ 2.343 m 7′ 8 ⅛″ 2.343 m 7′ 6" 2.280 m 7′ 8 ⅛″ 2.343 m
Height 7′ 5 ¾″ 2.280 m 7′ 5 ¾″ 2.280 m 8′ 5″ 2.560 m 8′ 5 4964 2.585 m
Internal Volume 1,169 ft³ 33.1 m³ 2,385 ft³ 67.5 m³ 2,660 ft³ 75.3 m³ 3,040 ft³ 86.1 m³
Maximum Gross Weight 66,139 lb 30,400 kg 66,139 lb 30,400 kg 68,008 lb 30,848 kg 66,139 lb 30,400 kg
Empty Weight 4,850 lb 2,200 kg 8,380 lb 3,800 kg 8,598 lb 3,900 kg 10,580 lb 4,800 kg
Net Load 61,289 lb 28,200 kg 57,759 lb 26,600 kg 58,598 lb 26,580 kg 55,559 lb 25,600 kg


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Do Technokontrol Security Services Bunkers provide adequate ventilation and air filtration capabilities?

All bunkers and shelters come with both electrical and manual (backup) air ventilation functionality, assuring continual air supply in long term power failures. Adequately sized air vents (4” – 6” diameter), assuring adequate supply of air and temperature control. Metered air volume is deployed assuring critical residence time within the high efficiency particulate (HEPA) filter when processing chemical and biological war gasses within the storm bomb tornado shelters.

Pre-filters placed in line prior to processing of NBC contaminates, assuring protection of the HEPA filter from contaminates such as smoke, dirt, insects and larger radioactive particles. We use only ventilation and air filtration systems that have been tested and documented by a nationally recognized facility, assuring proper filter densities, air volumes, metering devices, blast protection, thickness of hose materials and metals and interior paints of the gas canister.

Can these Bunkers be designed & used in mobile operations or conditions for petrol-chemical industrial locations or exploration, mobile R&D bases, mobile housing usage?

We at Technokontrol and Elite-Viper Security Services ( offer the complete "custom" design which any client, corporation may requiere for full protection against criminal and /or terrorist attacks especially armed and at high risk locations or global regions. These mobile bunkers/shelters can be transported, un-loaded, used and re-used in any location and with the benefit of also having bullet proof and even bomb blast protection to level VIII.

What would happen in the event of a fire, fire bomb attack on a mobile protected bunker or even blow touch forced entry attack?

All of our specialist military/special usage designed bunkers and shelters come a special patented anti-thermal heat/fire exposure panelling technology which will protect for over four hours direct heat exposures of over 1200ºC-1600ºC with direct blow tourch or even petrol fueled external criminal/terrorist attacks.

Do you provide Radiation Protection for the bunkers or shelters?

Protection from gamma radiation can be achieved with as little as 1 metre of dirt cover or 1 metre of concrete cover. Every 10 cm inches of dirt (and 6 cm of concrete) gives a halving thickness, or protection factor (PF) of 2. Ten halving thickness is required to diminish (attenuate) medium to high levels of radiation to an acceptable level.

2-3 metre feet of dirt cover is required to attenuate initial radiation to acceptable levels. Initial radiation occurs within the first minute of the blast and within a 1-½ mile radius of ground zero. Blast damage is also an issue at that range. All of our Bunkers shelters are designed to withstand gamma and initial radiation, as well as high blasts in the initial radiation zone.

Normal entrance doors are not thick enough to attenuate radiation to acceptable levels, and most of the radiation will enter the shelter through the entrances. TK- Bunkers has designed their entrances to attenuate gamma by providing a 90-degree turn, and long vertical and horizontal runs. The initial radiation must be attenuated with s 2metre of shielding placed into the horizontal run.

Installing an additional security/safety panellng patented technology this can be increased and even made to protect against EMPS.

Do you provide blast hardened steel bomb shelters/bunkers?

Technokontrol and Elite-Viper Security Services ( specializes in offering very cost effective protection from the effects of nuclear weapons, biological and chemical weapons. That ordinary citizens can be so effectively protected to within 1 km of a large yield nuclear explosion for about the cost of a new pickup truck is remarkable. The concept can be from a simple steel cylinder of a usable size is outfitted with bulkheads, a deck, electrical system, ventilation system, and properly designed entrances, and buried to a suitable depth to ensure proper earth arching and shielding to a mobile level VIII bullet proof mobile and/or transportable bunker-secure container unit. If the wall thickness of the cylinder, bunker wall is thick enough, and the backfill is performed to industry specifications, such a structure will endure a nuclear shock that would destroy all above ground buildings within a 8 km radius of the blast.

Corrugated steel shelters were tested and proven at the Nevada test site to blast pressures of 200 psi. In order to achieve protection to that level, the shelter/bunker must have an arched ceiling and the dirt cover over the shelter chamber must be equal to or greater than the diameter of the shelter. At this depth, ‘earth arching’ is achieved. Care must be taken to properly match the gauge of the steel to the shelter diameter. We design all shelters/bunkers to this protection level. 2 metre shelters/bunkers are built of the proper gauge to be placed into a 2,5 meter hole and to safely withstand the burden of 2 metre of dirt cover plus the additional overpressure of 200 pounds per square inch of air blast. Nine-foot shelters can safely be installed into an 6 metre- hole. 3,25 metre shelters/bunkers are designed to be placed into a 7 metre-foot hole with 3,95 metre feet of cover. Flat roofed steel shelters will not withstand these heavy burdens. They will fail catastrophically under these overpressure loads.

Do your underground/overground bunkers provide adequate EMP Protection?

Steel shelters/bunkers make a natural faraday cage and will protect all electrical equipment inside the shelter If there are no antennas or other electrical wires entering the structure. Every incoming wire potentially offers entrance of the electromagnetic pulse (EMP).

In some shelters we protect all critical radios and other vulnerable equipment in faraday cages to assure their survival. We make simple, inexpensive faraday cages from steel garbage cans. We wrap our equipment in soft towels or place them in cardboard boxes before placing them into the cage.

Technokontrol can install our unique and patented anti-EMPS wall, floor and ceiling panles to prevent overground/underground EMPS attacks, pulses, waves or even solar-space radiation with full anti-EMPS protection.

Do the bunkers provide Chemical and Biological Protection?

All Hazard’ Shelters/Bunkers must be protected against the intrusion from chemical/biological war gasses. Gas tight doors and blast valves provide a slightly positive air pressure, as outside air enters the shelter and is filtered through the gas filter. This positive pressure holds un-filtered air from intruding into the shelter. This filtration process is standard with most shelter systems.

People requiring climatoligical, social, emergency,tornado and hurricane shelters, only, may wish to purchase the ventilator without the addition of the gas filter.

Some people wish to have an ‘air lock’ option. An air lock is a preliminary room used for entering and exiting the main shelter without contaminating the shelter room with outside air. See the section marked AIR LOCKS for design information.

Why are anti-terrorist, bomb, tornado, storm shelter/bunkers entrances important?

All bunkers/shelters should have at least two entrances to assure exiting recommending three in the event one entrance is blocked by debris. All entrances must be protected with steel blast doors. Most all of the radiation entering the shelter will enter though the entrances. Distance and geometry play an extremely important role in the attenuation of radiation. It is mandatory that nuclear shelter entrances have both a vertical and horizontal component, connected with a 90-degree turn. To properly attenuate gamma radiation, the total entrance length must be at least 4 times the diameter, with the vertical and horizontal legs as close to the same size as possible.

Gamma radiation is a factor during the first two weeks after a nuclear event. Gamma radiation is directional and will not ‘corner’ well. The 90-degree turn between the vertical and horizontal run will attenuate 90% of the gamma radiation and the horizontal run will reduce the remaining radiation to a small fraction.

Initial radiation is more penetrating than gamma radiation. It is a factor during the first minutes of the explosion, and affects all the area within 2 km of the blast. People sheltering within that area will have lethal levels of initial radiation if they do not properly shield against this effect. The vertical and horizontal runs should each be between 3 metre and 4 metre long, and the diameter of the entrance should not exceed 90 cm. Initial radiation is not significantly attenuated by 90- degree turns. The horizontal run of the entrance, therefore, should be filled with shielding materials after the occupants have entered the shelter. Water, rice or any other material containing large amounts of hydrogen make good shields against initial radiation. These principles must not be compromised! Larger diameter entrances are comfortable and convenient, but the occupants may not survive if they are within the 2 km zone.

What do you recommend for entrance(s) into the bunker or emergency shelter?

Entrances may be put into buildings such as the home, garage or outbuildings. However, to protect against debris or fire, always place one entrance into the yard, exterior to the building.

Entrances may be placed on either the ends or the sides of the shelter. Side entrances free the interior flat ends for furniture or bathroom use. However, when figuring transport costs, a side entrance increases the overall width and will possibly increase the transport cost.

Lighting recommendations for the tornado storm shelter or underground bunkers?

Lighting is provided with both an AC and DC wiring system. Miniature 12-volt lights are placed every 2-3 metre along a ceiling unistrut. These lights use a standard bayonet base and may be replaced from stock found at your ordinary Radio Shack. These lights are protected against blast by their installation on a sturdy wire, which hangs a couple of inches below the unistrut. During a disaster, we plan to keep one (and only one) of these miniature lights turned on at all times. As a note, LED lights may be used to replace the standard lights in any of the tornado bomb storm shelters. They are expensive and may be vulnerable to the EMP effect. LEDs should be stored in a Faraday cage until after all threat of an EMP or other emergency situation has passed.

During non-emergency situations, we use the 12-volt fluorescent lighting system that comes with the shelter. We also have access to AC receptacles that have been placed every 2-3 metre along the ceiling unistrut, and can use them for plug in type lamps if desired.

How do you heat the storm shelters or underground bunkers?

We often speak of the scenario of experiencing a large earthquake in the middle of the night, and in the middle of the winter. At near or below zero temperatures, if unprepared, few people would survive the night. Our shelters would withstand a huge earthquake and all associated aftershocks. We have beds, food, water, light, communications, clothing and supplies ready in our shelters at all times. We could just go to our shelters, go to bed, and deal with the earthquake in the morning!

Shelters with 2 to 3 metre of dirt cover remain at a constant temperature between 7ºC and 18 ºC. As an example some of our shelters are installed in mountainous areas in below zero weather, but the interior temperature never goes below 7ºC-degrees. In the winter the occupants wear lightweight jackets or sweat shirts and feel very comfortable. As other occupants enter the shelter, the temperature will rise. Every person radiates as much heat as a 100-watt light bulb. The steel walls of the shelter act as a heat sink, and keep the shelter from becoming too warm. We highly recommend that NO insulation be placed on the walls or ceiling of steel shelters. No outside source of heat is needed. In non-emergency situations, if fuel and power are not an issue, the shelters can be heated with an electric space heater.

What are the available power options Safety Bunkers offers?

We highly recommend using a 12-volt system over the 48-volt system. The 48-volt systems are very expensive and replete with problems. The 12-volt chargers and inverters are reasonably priced and very dependable.

Batteries do not come standard with our shelters. Everyone seems to have their own electrical preferences. All of our shelters, however, come wired for both a 12-volt DC and a 110-volt AC or the European standard of 220 volts systems. We would be happy, however, to direct you to good sources for batteries and supporting equipment. We have used a number of different batteries in our shelter systems. The two we prefer are the 6-volt golf cart batteries and the 6-volt 'gel-cell' batteries. Car batteries should not be used in shelters, as they have a totally different function.

Our first preference is the 6-volt gel-cell battery. Two of these batteries wired for 12 volts are rated at 180 amp hours or 2160-Watts hours. We recommend having no fewer than eight of the 6-volt batteries to run your shelter. In our experience, we have found that gel-cell batteries can be charged many more times with excellent recovery than can deep-cycle lead-acid batteries. They are two to three times more expensive, however they do not outgas and they have a much longer life expectancy. Gel-cell batteries require a special charger. We like the IOTA DLS 55 or DLS 75 charger.

We have prepared many storm bomb tornado shelters to run on battery power for at least 4 weeks, before needing to recharge. After that period of time, we plan to recharge the batteries with a small generator or other alternate power system. Solar panels are vulnerable to EMP, and may fail if left out during wartime.

Solar Panels
Solar panels may be used to recharge the batteries, but when not in use they should be stored inside the shelter for maximum protection from blast and EMP. They should be placed outside only after all danger of blast has passed. They may be adversely affected by the EMP. If in a remote area, consider putting out a ‘sacrificial’ panel and purchasing extra solar panels for later. Store these panels wrapped in aluminum foil, for 'EMP' protection, and keep them inside your shelter until use.

In remote areas, we use our ‘sacrificial’ solar panels to keep a charge on our batteries at all times. We know an EMP would most probably destroy the panels, but it is worth the sacrifice to have charged batteries when we arrive at the site. We usually run one 30-watt panel at a time. We keep several more solar panels inside the steel storm bomb tornado shelter to protect them from the EMP.

Don't spend your amp hours unwisely. Hand-pump your air system and eat pre-cooked foods. Wear warm clothing and think only basic survival. Your battery power should be used only for lighting and radio communication. The battery system is very important. Take care of them and keep them charged on a regular basis. It would be catastrophic to enter your shelter in an emergency with uncharged or damaged batteries.

Power Generators
We prefer diesel generators to gasoline or propane. Diesel fuel stores very well, if a stabilizer is added each year. We don’t recommend storing propane or gasoline in an underground generator room. A small generator can be stored in your shelter room, but must be taken outside to run it.

We recommend the purchase of a diesel generator at (or smaller) than 2kW, for battery charging. Large generators are great for running a house, but the fuel will not be readily available after large-scale emergencies such as full scale EMP or full-scale nuclear war. The exception to the large generator rule is if you need to run a motor in a deep well.


  • 2kW Portable military, brush type diesel Generator. It has very low fuel consumption, running on about 1 pint per hour. Brush type generators are less vulnerable to an EMP.
  • Brush type generators available in 8 kW, 10kW and 15 kW sizes. You may wish to purchase an extra voltage regulator, as it will be EMP vulnerable.
Communication suggestions?

Outside information is critical for your survival in a disaster. Plan to have several forms of communication. We suggest that you purchase a good short wave radio, CB radio, and if possible, an amateur radio in the 40 to 80 meter band area. CBs are useful at short distances and are ‘line of site’, only; but they will provide local information, which may be very important. The usefulness of two -meter radios is limited after a nuclear attack, because the EMP will destroy relay stations needed for two-meter transmission and reception, even though the radio itself, may have survived the event. Two meter radios, though much more expensive than CBs, will have the same resulting range. Amateur radios in the 40 to 80 meter range, on the other hand, will continue to function (if protected during the actual EMP event) because relay stations are not needed for their use.

We highly encourage at least one of the people assigned to your shelter, to become a licensed amateur radio operator. Form nets using similar maps, and practice disaster scenarios.

Though protected, radios may not function for a few hours to days because of disturbances in the ionosphere. After two full days, turn on and listen to your radio for short periods of time. It is psychology imperative that you have outside contact. Plan to use your CB or ham radio sparingly, as transmitting on these radios requires a great deal more power than when they are in the ‘receiving’ mode. If others that you know have shelters, plan to use the same frequencies.

Should a bunker or storm shelter contain furniture?

In areas believed to be more than 5 km from a prime target, various items of furniture can be added to the shelters. All shelters come standard with two sets of double bunks and two sets of single sitting bunks. The bunks add a great deal of comfort and a higher quality of rest. When maximizing occupancy, sleeping should be done in shifts, and each bunk used by a different person for 8 hours during the day. All bunks have hinged tops, providing room for tidy storage of personal items or supplies. The sitting bunks face one another and provide room for a fold-up table to slip underneath, out of site. Tables are convenient and provide a more normal atmosphere to the living space for eating and socializing.

If outside the 5 km heavy blast range, you may wish to have us add storage shelves, bathroom (including toilet, sink and gray-water drain); and a kitchen (with stainless steel sink, plumbing, 12 volt water pump, Formica countertop, and cabinets). In areas of high blast potential, keep furniture to a minimum. Use hammocks for sleeping and secure all items to the wall. You may want to substitute two additional lengths of unistrut on the wall, for your standard bunks. The unistrut would then be used to tie-down and secure equipment and supplies.

All shelters come standard with ladders for each of the two entrances. During installation, the 1 metre diameter entrance should be tilted to a 60 degree angle. The step ladder is designed to that angle. The 80cm diameter exit tunnel is designed for a vertical configuration to facilitate the lowering of supplies by a rope or small crane. The center floor panels are removable in 1.10 cm lengths, down the entire length of the shelter. This provides easy access to supplies and keeps the shelter free of clutter.

Do the underground bunkers or storm shelters come with storage space?

We can allow for a 3 metre diameter shelter to provide one metre of under floor (basement) storage space as a point of reference. This is triple the amount provided in an eight foot diameter shelter. Nine foot diameter shelters have 2 feet of basement space, and 8 ft. diameter shelters provide one foot of under- floor storage. Ceiling space remains constant in 2,25 cm-3 metre diameter shelters, with a center height of 2-3 metre.

Storage under hinged bunk seats can be provided in some shelters if requested. Battery storage areas can be constructed upon request. Radio shelves (again upon request) fit nicely on the bulkhead, next to the ventilator.

2-3 metre diameter shelters/bunkers provide the most economical use of living and storage space for Euro spent.

Food and Water considerations?

We recommend storing a one year’s supply of food and 200 litres of water per person. Water can be stored in 50-litre barrels, under the floor of 3 metre diameter shelters or in 100 litre barrels on top of the floor in all sizes of shelters. Water can also be stored under the floor in water bladders that form to the curvature of the tank, in any diameter shelter.

Water tanks can be buried outside with a hose attached to provide gravity flow into the shelter. These tanks must be covered with dirt at a depth that is double the diameter of the water tank. Water tanks at or near the surface are vulnerable to ground slap from blast and mischief from intruders.

Large water tanks and water bladders (inside or outside) pose the risk that you may lose your entire supply in the event the containers form a leak. We prefer to use 50 and 100 litre barrels for water storage; and in our personal shelters/bunkers, we always store our water inside our shelters.

Cooking Suggestions?

During non-emergency situations we suggest cooking in microwave ovens or on electric burners. We never use propane or gas in shelters for the following two reasons. First, propane is heavier than air and if there is a leak, it could accumulate under the floor where it will pose an ignition problem. Secondly, the burning of fossil fuels, such as propane or gas, produces significant amounts of carbon monoxide.

During emergency operation, we do not use battery or electric power to cook. The preferred method of cooking during that time is via marine alcohol stoves. Unlike propane or gas, when alcohol burns it produces only carbon dioxide and water. Of course, any flame consumes oxygen and requires good ventilation. Alcohol fuel can be purchased at most any hardware or marine store. It is not explosive, but must be carefully stored, as it will act as an accelerant in the event of a fire.

How do we address sanitation for the storm shelters or bunkers?

Holding tanks and septic tanks are acceptable in areas of low or no blast and areas of no threat of chemical/biological war gasses. The tanks, however, are extremely vulnerable to ground slap from blast, and may crack or rupture during earthquakes. Flying debris from high winds during tornados, hurricanes or blast could break the lids of these tanks, and if they are at or near the surface the contents will be forced back into the shelter. We do not install flush toilets.

We prefer (and install) the most simple of solutions for bathroom facilities- chemical toilets- for the following reasons:

  • Flush toilets require large amounts of water. Water is at a premium.
  • Flush toilets require vents, which must have blast valves to protect the positive pressure within your shelter for protection from war gasses.
  • Holding tanks cannot be emptied after a large-scale emergency.
  • Septic tanks are vulnerable to blast and earth movement.

Use separate toilets for solid waste and urine. Cover solid waste with a disinfectant solution or kitty litter. Solid waste should be stored in barrels in double plastic bags, until it is safe to remove and bury it outside. Urine can be poured into the gray-water drain.

In the event of a nuclear or biological attack, you may not be able to return to your home to live. Bacterial agents may enter your above ground home through broken windows and the furnace ducting system. Sunlight will destroy bacteria that are on the ground, but it cannot reach inside your ducting system to destroy these agents. If your home is damaged or destroyed and you are forced to continue to live in your shelter, construct an old-fashioned ‘outhouse’ downhill from your shelter.

What are your Installation & Placement Recommendations?

Our Bunkers use only certified civil engineers when making your design, installation and placement plans. Among other services, we can give you geotechnical consultation on your soil type. Our bunker builders will provide construction plans for you in the event that you require an entrance from your shelter into a new or existing building.

Your installation site will dictate some of your design requirements. You must make careful consideration of your soil type. Clay type soils do not ‘earth arch’ well and need to be amended with a humus type soil in order to achieve the proper blast protection. Clay type soils also tend to allow water to accumulate in fissures around the shelter and will increase the possibility of water penetration. If you have clay, sand, or soils that do not drain well, you will need to place a drain field under the shelter, and amend or bring in fill, which will ‘earth arch’ more easily.

Sandy soils will arch if they are of the ‘sharp edged’ type. Very fine sand will need to be enhanced with a humus type soil. Often areas of fine sand will have variable water tables. You may wish to purchase a steel-plate shelter if you are unsure of the stability of your water table.

Many considerations must be made in the placement of your storm bomb tornado shelter. If you are in a blast zone, you will want to place your shelter exit well away from the foundation of buildings. The horizontal distance from the foundation of the home, to your outside entrance, should be approximately 1 ½ times the height of the building.

For fire protection, do not place your shelter entrances in heavily wooded areas. Clear the areas near the entrances of debris and do not place both entrances in or near large flammable buildings. Leave at least one entrance in a clear opening. If your yard has mature landscaping, sprinkler systems, or large trees, you may want to consider placing your shelter under your driveway, and accessing one entrance from inside your garage.

What goes into a typical Bunker Build?

Shelter body and end plates

  • 90 cm-1,10 metre diameter entrance, with 90 degree turn
  • 80 cm diameter exit, with 90 degree turn
  • Two hardened blast doors with locks
  • All needed 15 cm diameter schedule 40 steel air pipes
  • Paint, (interior shelter body), (exterior epoxy on end plates)
  • Flooring with removable center panels (for access to storage)
  • Two ladders
  • AC and DC wiring with DC lighting fixtures (both fluorescent & mini-volt)
  • ANDAIR, VA150 ventilation system with both manual & power function
  • GF150 NBC gas filter
  • Pre-filter system
  • Two-four blast valves
  • Two-four sets sleeping bunks with individual storage compartments
  • Two-four sets sitting bunks with individual storage compartments
  • Chemical toilet
  • Operations and maintenance instructions, (First Aid manual, Communications guidelines -Ham or amateur radio-, Life in the shelter)

We can customize your bunker, bomb, tornado, bullet proof shelter to include kitchen counter with sink, shelves, bathroom sinks and additional bunks. They can be also medical units, fuel storage, telecomunication bunkers annexed to one or several bunkers units to interconnected and creating an underground/overground high protection operational base for industrial, military, law enforcement, R&D, exploration usage for any region or climate.

What happens if the house falls on the top and we can't get out?

We have installed asnd fabricated fixed, semi-mobile, mobile bunkers over the years with no issue of structural or operational damage to, transports, structural or foundation of homes, offices, corporate, vaults, data-banks, HQ, etc. Our process is certified by structural engineers and meet ISO 9000-1 quality standards.

I am very claustrophobic. I don't think I can go down into a small hole in the ground and close that door.

With forced air ventilation claustrophobia should be greatly helped or eliminated, however there are several ways to overcome most of that. First of all, be the last person in and leave the door open until the last possible second. You won't have a problem shutting it for a few minutes if it is only used as a standard tornado storm shelter. Most people feel better if they are in charge of the door. Generally speaking, people are only in their tornado storm shelter about 15 minutes. We also offer a 2.000 kg escape jack to lift any debris off of the top.

When the jobs done in what condition do customers receive their bunkers and shelters?

We train our crews to try to leave your bunker as though it would be ready for a “Final Delivery Inspection”. We want you to be pleased with the results and returning again and again.



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