Gibraltar Crash Tests and Certifies Three New ASTM F-3016 Safety Bollard Systems

MARBLE FALLS, Texas, February 6, 2020 – Gibraltar Perimeter Security, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of anti-ram vehicle barriers utilized around the world has announced their newest bollard product(s) have received independent test laboratory certification to ASTM F-3016-19 test requirements.
The proprietary bollard systems were tested and certified at Calspan Corporation, an independent accredited testing laboratory. Gibraltar impacted three different types of bollards during this crash testing.

The G-1631F is a shallow mount fixed post bollard solution, the G-1631R is a shallow mount removable bollard solution and the G-1631D is a standard mount deployable solution that can be deployed either manually or powered. All three bollard solutions stopped the 5,000lbs surrogate vehicle traveling at 30mph with less than 1 ft. of dynamic penetration.

Gibraltar added these solutions to their portfolio due to the rising number of clients that were requesting a lighter rated solution than the typical M-Rating of ASTM F-2656 or K-Ratings of DOS.

“We are excited to be able to offer three new safety bollard solutions for our clients that have been crash tested and certified. These safety bollard designs allow our clients that want to protect their customers, clientele and assets from incidental and accidental impacts to be able to do so in a cost-effective manner. We realize the threat vehicle at every location is not a medium-duty truck and this gives those customers the option of a lower cost solution that will disable a 5,000 lbs. vehicle traveling at 30mph”, says Joseph Hauss, President of Gibraltar Perimeter Security.

Safety bollards are the newest addition to Gibraltar’s product portfolio, which includes offerings of anti-ram security bollards, crash certified fence systems, anti-ram gates, wedge barriers, portable and mobile vehicle barriers, vertical lift barriers and Gideon™ Fence Systems. Gibraltar’s barriers can be found on both the US Department of State (DOS) and on the USACE Department of Defense (DOD) Barrier lists.

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