Bollards are one of the only choices for pedestrian friendly protection from vehicle ramming attack.
They are simple steel post yet strong barriers which may be fixed, removable or telescopic. Different aesthetic may be applied through the various coatings and sleeves to allow the barrier to be part of the holistic design of the site. Automatic Bollards can safely operates in the public highway or outside building entrances to provide secure, low maintenance access control which can be integrated with stand alone, local network or large scale traffic or building management system.
Bollards are the perfect choice for TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT and fron-line defence against TERRORISM
Crash- and attack-resistant bollards are used to protect military and governmental buildings and domestic structures and areas of higher security levels.The definitions of safety, security, and perimeter security design are fluid concepts; that changing threat, vulnerability, and risk assessments for any one situation can require implementation of different design scenarios.
For instance, when security design codes and standards warrant shifts from a static to a more dynamic and fluid design. Because of their versatility bollards are important participants in changing security design.
Non-attack-resistant and attack-resistant bollards represent radically different safe/secure response conditions. Non-attack-resistant bollards are "perceived impediments to access." Theirs is an "expectation of civility," directed primarily at drivers with prescriptions for traffic control.
Traffic control, while not necessarily static in its design, adjusting as it often does to daily shifts in traffic patterns, nevertheless is predictable to those who traverse the maze of cityscapes on a daily basis. With the expectation of traffic control, the issue and design of safe/secure is more predictable.
RETRACTABLE HYDRAULIC BOLLARDS, hydraulics provide the best method for raising retractable bollards. The hydraulic apparatus is small enough so that it won't weaken the bollards but effective enough to quickly raise them when needed. The hydraulic systems can even be configured to raise the bollards individually.
BOLLARDS are extremely safe for pedestrians and provides much needed, strong vehicle deterrent. At the highest design level, high security bollards are capable of stopping cars and trucks at high speed to maintain a secure perimeter. For areas with very high pedestrian flow, bollards provide the best way to provide security with pedestrian permeability making them the first choice for entrance at airports, stadiums, skyscraper buildings and commercial areas to name just a few.
RETRACTABLE HYDRAULIC BOLLARDS are perfect for all light security needs where a retractable option is necessary. From traffic control to limited access pathways, these bollard is the obvious choice for ease of use and economical, maintenance-free operation. The bollard lifts easily and locks into place and just as easily can be retracted for pedestrian safety.
Each retractable bollard can be embedded in concrete for simple and secure installations. The clean and versatile design is highly visible with consistent aesthetics that suit any modern building or landscape.
Crash or Non-Crash Rated
Non-rated, rated, certified, K-rated, M40, PU30, P1, L2 or one of the other many options? What does the terminology mean and how does it apply to your organizations needs to protect vital assets?
Architects, engineers, security designers, and end users need to understand the changing terminology associated with selecting appropriate barriers to protect their vital assets.
In the spring of 2009 the standards changed with the Department of State (DoS) SD-STD-02.01, Vehicle Crash Testing of Perimeter Barriers and Gates, Revision A, dated March 2003 being retired. All future barriers will be tested under American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM F 2656-07.
The following information will help to better explain the certifications and what they mean when designing, purchasing or considering the idea of installing a crash barrier.
The new ratings bring into chronological alignment the iteration of standards historically used by the Department of State (DoS), the Department of Defense (DoD) and now ASTM.
Knowing the threat vehicle, the velocity it is expected to attain, and the acceptable penetration distance provides the ability to select an appropriate barrier for site specific conditions around a facility. The variables considered for different test conditions include the following:
- Vehicle speed (from 30–60 mph, depending on the threat vehicle)
- Vehicle type (small passenger car up to heavy goods truck)
- Vehicle weight (2430 lbs to 65,000 lbs, depending on the threat vehicle)
- Condition Designation (based on threat vehicle and velocity, equivalent to K-rating in former State Department standard)
- Penetration distance (DoS's L-rating; ASTM's P-rating)
Engineer-Rated or Non-Crash Rated: A barrier that has been designed, analyzed, and stamped by a professional engineer. Many barriers with this rating have been analyzed using computer modeling programs. Some products are structurally analyzed to determine crash-worthiness while others are designed based on the design and testing of similar products.
- ASTM’s F2656 /F2656M Standard Test Method for Crash Testing of Vehicle Security Barriers (VSB) was updated in 2015 and 2018.
- ASTM F2656/F2656M-18a, and the UK’s Publicly Available Specification 68 (PAS 68)—Impact Test Specifications for Vehicle Security Barrier Systems are the two primary VSB performance standards currently used in the U.S. and UK, respectively.
- The Department of State (DoS) performance rating designation (K4, K8, and K12) is still used by manufacturers who had their systems certified before 2009.
- Since the early-2000s, the U.S. and U.K. have collaborated on the ASTM F2656/F2656M and PAS 68, which has successfully led to the establishment of ISO/IWA 14-1:2013 Vehicle Security Barriers—Part 1: Performance requirement, vehicle impact test method and performance rating.
- A fourth standard, CWA 16221, Vehicle Security Barriers—Performance requirements, test methods and guidance on application and the ISO/IWA standards are predominately referenced in Europe and Asia.
- VSB manufacturers sell their products globally and may only test to a single performance standard.
- In both the U.S. and U.K., the ASTM F2656/F2656M and PAS 68 tests are conducted by industry using independent ISO-certified testing facilities. The testing facility produces a report for the manufacturer that certifies the VSB impact performance against the test standard selected by the manufacturer.
Our bollards cylinder materials applied stainless steel 304 which is superior corrosion resistance. It can be customized in terms of cylinder surface which can be colored by electrochemical coloring treatment; illuminated ring with LED radiating light positioned on the top edge; or even the diameter of the bollards.
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