Can Dome Shelters Withstand Cyclones


Cyclones are a common weather phenomenon in Australia, particularly in the northern and northwestern parts of the country. Forming over warm ocean waters, cyclones exhibit strong winds and heavy rain.

The cyclone season in Australia typically runs from November to April, with the peak season occurring between January and March. During this time, tropical cyclones can cause significant damage to coastal communities, including flooding, storm surges, and wind damage.

In remote Australia, there are many mine sites that are in cyclone-prone regions. When cyclone warnings are issued, mine sites must ensure their readiness to survive the cyclone, regardless of its category. Fully engineered fabric shelters can offer assistance to these sites, by protecting assets and being able to withstand the weather conditions of the region they were designed and engineered to.

Allshelters Cyclone Shelter Capabilities

As a company that specialises in the design and manufacture of industrial-grade fabric shelters for a range of applications, we want to ensure our Straatex®️ fabric domes are of top quality and live up to your expectations. Our Straatex®️ fabric dome shelters that are engineered for cyclonic regions are designed to provide a safe and secure place for people and equipment in the event of a severe weather event such as a tropical cyclone.

Some of the key capabilities of an Allshelter cyclone shelter include:

  1. Wind rating: Allshelter cyclone shelters are engineered and designed to meet specific wind ratings based on the location where they will be installed. This ensures that the shelters are capable of withstanding the high winds and intense weather conditions associated with cyclones.
  2. Durable construction: Allshelter cyclone shelters are constructed using high-quality materials that are engineered to withstand the harsh environmental conditions associated with cyclones. This includes heavy-duty steel framing and high-density Straatex®️ fabric.
  3. Customization: Allshelter Straatex®️ fabric shelters can be customized to meet the specific needs of each customer. This includes options for size, shape, and features such as endwalls, doors and lighting, to ensure your shelter meets your requirements.
  4. Quick installation: Allshelter cyclone shelters can be quickly and easily installed, minimizing the downtime associated with traditional construction methods.

Allshelter cyclone shelters are designed to provide a safe and secure space for people and equipment in the event of a severe weather event. Their durable construction, wind rating capabilities, and customization options make them a popular choice for companies and organizations operating in cyclone-prone regions.

What Makes an Allshelter Cyclone Shelter so Special?

While Allshelter’s fabric dome shelters may appear similar to other suppliers, our Straatex®️ fabric domes adhere to the latest Australian standards, setting them apart from many in the market. By adhering to strict standards, our shelters allow for a greater level of protection.

Our cyclone rated shelters are specially designed to withstand the extreme weather conditions associated with cyclones. This makes them a reliable and safe option for those who work in cyclone-prone areas.

Here are some of the key features that make Allshelter’s cyclone rated shelters so special:

  1. Cyclone-rated endwalls: Allshelter’s cyclone-rated shelters are the only fabric dome shelters on the market that feature cyclone-rated endwalls. This means that the endwalls are designed and engineered to meet specific wind ratings. Therefore, you can have the confidence that they can withstand the strong winds and heavy rain that accompany cyclones. Therefore, there is no need to remove our endwalls during a cyclonic event.
  2. Continuous protection: Allshelter’s cyclone rated shelters provide continuous protection, as they do not need to be dismantled or removed in the event of a cyclone. This allows for uninterrupted shelter and safety during a cyclonic event.

What Factors Affect the Wind Rating of a Dome Shelter?

Several factors affect the wind rating of a dome shelter. This is an important consideration for any shelter, particularly those located in high-wind or cyclone-prone areas.

Some factors that can influence the wind rating of a shelter include:

  • The design of the shelter
  • The materials used, and
  • The location

The shape and design of fabric dome shelters can play a significant role in its wind resistance. High-strength materials like fully engineered high-grade steel and high-quality Straatex®️ fabric typically exhibit greater wind resistance than lighter-weight alternatives. The location of the shelter has a huge impact on the shelter’s wind rating, with terrain category and importance level playing a role that is equally important. Shelters located close to the coast or in cyclone areas with little amounts of trees and/or buildings around, tend to need a higher wind rating than those in built-up areas.

Contact Us!

At Allshelter, we understand the importance of protecting your people and assets. This is particularly important if you are located in an area that is at risk of cyclones. We design and engineer our fabric shelters to suit your specific region. This allows peace of mind that your equipment and/or assets will endure harsh weather conditions like cyclones. To find out more on how you can protect your assets from cyclonic events, contact our team today!


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