The Tymetal Corp. line of crash barriers includes the most functional and easiest to install shallow mount vehicle bollards in the market today. These perimeter security solutions are designed to protect commercial property, airports, energy producing sites, government buildings and military installations from vehicle-based terrorist attacks or unintentional collisions. Bollards also offer protection to people in outdoor settings such as major thoroughfares in high profile cities or at major events.
Bollard product offerings range from the Car Stopper (TSB-Car), designed to stop a 3,306 lb. car traveling at 30 mph to the Truck Stopper series that can stop a 16,534 lb. truck traveling at up to 50 mph. All contain a flexible steel core structure and unique technology for optimal stopping power. If impacted the bollard core flexes subtly, thereby directing much of the vehicle’s energy back into the vehicle, allowing for smaller shallow mount foundations. Installation is easier and less expensive. In many instances if the bollard system is impacted you only need to replace the bollard cover/shroud, not the entire bollard and footing system.
Understanding Vehicle Bollard Crash Ratings
All Tymetal bollard systems have been crash tested to British BSI PAS 68 or IWA standards. Alternative rating systems most commonly referenced include:
Department of State (DOS) ratings are no longer officially used, but are still frequently referenced in the industry. The ‘K’ ratings (K4, K8, K12) are based on the impact speed that the bollard can successfully stop a 15,000 lb. vehicle traveling at speeds of 30, 40 and 50 mph. For example, a K12 bollard could stop a 15,000 lb. vehicle traveling at a speed of 50 mph.
ASTM F 2656 crash ratings are currently used in the U.S. The standard measures both speed and penetration. The vehicle size for a medium-duty truck remains 15,000 lbs. Tests are also conducted at 30, 40 and 50 mph. Test results are identified as M30, M40 and M50. A “P” designation is provided to describe penetration after impact (P1, P2, P3 and P4). The larger the P designation the greater the penetration.
For assistance choosing the correct crash-rated bollard for your application, contact Tymetal Corp. directly.
The Exclusive North American Supplier of Safetyflex Crash Bollards
Tymetal Corp. is proud to be the exclusive North American supplier of Safetyflex crash tested bollards and protective barrier systems. Safetyflex is a U.K. based company that produces high-security crash tested bollards and barriers that architects, engineers and facility owners favor worldwide for perimeter protection. Safetyflex PAS 68 crash tested barriers can be found at airports, military bases, power stations, sports stadiums, parks and other facilities where security and safety is paramount. Safetyflex provides a wide range of products and related information on their web site. Click this link to learn more about SafetyFlex.
High-Security Metal Bollards Featuring Patented Design
Safetyflex crash tested bollards feature a revolutionary patented spring steel design that enables them to absorb extreme amounts of impact with a shallow foundation. The special spring action flex technology redirects much of the vehicle’s energy (upon impact) back into the vehicle instead of the foundation. Even after impact the bollards usually remain level and plumb, requiring just a replacement cover/shroud to be back in service.
Many competing manufacturers of security bollards must rely on several unattractive bollards or deep foundations in order to pass crash tests. In comparison, a single aesthetically-pleasing Safetyflex bollard with a decorative cover is capable of standing up to extreme crash conditions. And given the shallow depth footings, also provide significant savings on the cost of installation.
Award-Winning Safetyflex Security Bollards Were Used at the 2012 Olympics
The combination of cutting-edge technology and aesthetic appeal made Safetyflex security bollards the choice for protecting sites at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London from vehicle attacks. These state-of-the-art PAS 68 bollards also resulted in Safetyflex being the proud recipient of the innovation award at the 2013 National Business Awards in the U.K.
The Tymetal Corp. Advantage
Tymetal Corp. has been offering a host of innovative security barrier solutions for more than 25 years. We’re proud to be your single source capable of designing, manufacturing and providing K-rated bollards and complete gate/operator systems. In addition to our broad selection of shallow mount bollards, we can even offer custom gate solutions for unusual security situations.
Our gate systems are backed by the best customer service in the industry. Tymetal Corp. security bollard experts will assist you before, during and after your purchase to ensure you’re completely satisfied with your investment.
Feel free to browse our wide range of valuable design resources for many of our products. You’ll find detailed information on crash rated bollards, as well as a complete line of crash rated gates and barrier systems.
Contact Us to Learn More About Our Shallow Mount Bollards
To learn more or to get a price on removable bollards or shallow mount bollards contact us today. As a premier bollard supplier, Tymetal Corp. will satisfy all of your perimeter security needs!