Road safety barriers are designed to provide a high level of road safety for road users, pedestrians and roadside workers by containing and redirecting errant vehicles and thereby preventing them from leaving the road. All road safety barrier products must meet stringent criteria for use on roads and highways.
ARM set out to make a rotomoulded version of existing metal and concrete options bringing the benefits of new advances in Polyethylene materials and manufacturing techniques.
To the untrained eye, they might look like any other temporary barrier used for crowd control. When the risk of a car running into them and their job is to protect road workers, pedestrians, or other vehicle passengers it is easy to understand they must meet much higher standards.
As a team of engineers first, ARM was perfectly placed to take on this challenge and achieve the technically difficult task of getting a plastic road barrier fully accredited
ARM designed a solution to this need known as ArmorZone. Using a unique HDPE formula ArmorZone® meets the stringent technical criteria for temporary longitudinal barriers. Designed with ease of deployment and removal in mind the ArmorZone® high performance rotomoulded temporary barrier is in a league of its own as the ideal temporary barrier for the roadway safety hire market. The Armorzone® barrier excels in durability and performance and as such is in active use in the strict road safety markets in new Zealand, Australia, and United States replacing difficult to install metal and concrete options in many cases
Key Features & Benefits Achieved:
Tested, approved and certified to NCHRP 350 TL2 containment level standards
Exceptionally good vehicle control and low deflection
Available NCHRP 350 TL-2 end treatment
Easy install and transportation
Water level indicator available(accessory)
Smooth surfaces and geometry, more forgiving on vulnerable road users
No external steel structure
Container“friendly” dimensions allow for effective shipping(83 units fit in a 40’ container)
Water-Opening-Screen(accessory to prevent rubbish disposal in barriers)
Stabilised HDPE modules strong enough to absorb nuisance impact without repair
Environmentally friendly – 100% recyclable
Deployment rate of 120m of barrier per hour
The ArmorZone® safety barrier has been in use in New Zealand and Australia since 2013
distributed under license
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