Optima, PAS 68:2010 crash tested hydraulic rising road blockers.

Drop Arm Barriers are one of the most secure solution to minimize the destruction of the suicide vehicle bombings. The vehicle full of explosives is stopped right at the entrance of the site, therefore the explosion harm is kept far away from the premises/human. At this point, the question is whether the drop arm barrier will resist the impact, and if it does, what is the penetration of the sucide vehicle to the site and does the drop arm barrier still keep on working as there may be a follow-on another suicide bomb truck.

Optima Engineering implemented this crash test on 23 April 2016 in a certified laboratory in United Kingdom. The result is full success. A truck weighing 7500kg, N3 type, moving 80 km per hour speed, crashed with 90 degrees to Optima drop arm barrer and the vehicle is fully destroyed. The beam was still at its place, supports and the hydraulics were still functioning after the impact, therefore, ready to stop the follow-on second suicide bomb truck. The penetration is -1 meters (minus one) which means the vehicle was stopped 1mt before the drop arm barrier.

Consequently, with this crash test, OPTIMA drop arm barriers is classified as PAS 68:2013 Rising Gate V/7500[N3]/80/90:0.0/2.1 and it is proven that it stops (even 1mt before) a truck weighing 7500kg and moving 80 km/hr and keep on functioning even after the impact.


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