Hatches

 Blast Hatch, Ballistic Hatch, and Powered Hatches

A blast hatch is a blast resistant access door designed to mount on a horizontal surface – like the top of a bomb shelter, and open to a vertical position. American Safe Room designs and manufactures these blast hatches. We have hundreds of them in service now in government facilities, offshore oil rigs, bomb shelters, and safe rooms.

Massive hinges
Our hatches feature the same engineered hinges we use on our 2,200 pound blast doors that feature oil impregnated bronze sleeve bearings and grease zerks.

A smooth opening
The gas struts give you a lift. Once you unlock the cam latch and raise the lid a few inches, the lift struts kick in and the lid opens effortlessly until it reaches the open position at just beyond 90 degrees.

A secure closing
We also use the same heavy duty cam latches that give our blast doors the 14.5 PSI rebound load rating. When you rotate the cam latch shut, it draws the lid down into the frame, compressing the seal under the rain lip.

This is the best blast hatch you can put on your shelter.

Flat Blast Hatch
These hatches are made to bolt down on the top of a safe room or bomb shelter. The frame height is just under seven inches – unless you get the viewer option, then it will be two inches higher to allow head room when looking out the viewers.

Riser Blast Hatch
This hatch features a riser that can be ordered from 28 inches all the way up to 43 inches so you can size it to match the backfill depth of your underground shelter.

 

Ballistic Hatch
We build custom ballistic hatches to order. This is a 36 by 36 inch roof hatch that features UL 752, level 8 ballistic protection (7.62 NATO ball) on both the lid and frame. Contact us if you would like a quote on one of these bullet resistant hatches.

 

Hydraulic Blast Hatch
We build custom ballistic hatches to order. This is a 42 x 60 inch powered hatch. We’ve sourced a nice 12 volt hydraulic power supply that opens and closes the hatch lid with authority! Please contact us if you are interested in a hydraulically operated hatch.