Why us – The Benefits of the IWC® Inflatable Training Wall System.
The product comparison with other portable training shoothouses compared with the IWC®
|Frame and Fabric
|PVC Covered Foam||Vinyl based Inflatable||ISO Shipping Container
Stud Wall Systems
|Use on any terrain, any environment,
-40°C to +60°C
|Build any size
room or design
gun barrel contact
|Resistant to ALL
|Safe for Trainee
Frame and Fabric Screen Building
- Slow and to erect and dismantle with many complex and interchangeable parts
- Requires a high level of inventory to provide flexible layouts.
- Room sizes limited by pole lengths and can only be erected in squares.
- The buildings cannot support dynamic window or over wall entry.
- Accidental trainee impacts could cause the whole structure to collapse.
Wood/Metal Partition Panels
- Need to be erected and built on absolutely level ground.
- Require much labour and non re-recyclable consumables.
- Often heavy and immobile and not impact safe for trainees.
- Considerable time and effort required to design and prepare ground
- Once routes through static layouts are learned scenarios become predictable.
PVC Covered Foam Blocks
- Cannot be used outdoors; Susceptible to wind, dirt and moisture retention.
- There is no compaction and the storage requirement is the same as the usage size.
- Labour intensive build process with a Door needing as many as 10 parts.
- Blocks can only join “end on” making all rooms very regularly sized.
- PVC cover cannot be put into contact with hot weapons and no colour design options.
Vinyl Based Inflatable
- Vinyl cannot withstand the effect of heat, it will melt and air will escape.
- Weapons systems and pyrotechnics generate heat.
- Ultrasonic welding can weaken the material increasing the likelihood of failures.
- Environmental operating conditions are narrower than the IWC Chloroprene rubber solution.
- Vinyl product life is considerably shorter.
Shipping Container Compound
- Considerable groundwork and foundations required before install.
- Requires heavy plant, machinery or cranes to change layout.
- Lack of mobility means environments can be learned by trainees.
- Use of smoke and pyrotechnics in hard enclosed spaces creates hazards to trainees.
- Size of rooms limited by size of shipping container
Modular Stud Wall System
- Need flattened and graded surface to build on.
- Requires skilled labour and tools to construct.
- Walls need cross-bracing with timbers to remain straight.
- Components are cumbersome and do not compact.
- Limited size and shape rooms to be constructed.