Delta Now Offers Fiberglass Castings for Decorative Bollards

Lighter, More Durable Castings Provide Lower Cost, Longer Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VALENCIA, CALIF. – December 7, 2004 – Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced the availability of fiberglass castings for its decorative bollards, which are designed to be architecturally pleasing while still protecting facilities from unauthorized or errant vehicles. The decorative bollards can stop a vehicle weighing up to 15,000 pounds and traveling at up to 50 mph.

“Delta’s new fiberglass castings offer a lighter, less expensive decorative covering for our bollard systems,” says Scott Altizer, high security systems applications engineer at Delta Scientific. “They are less costly to package and ship, and they resist dents, cracks and nicks.”

Delta’s bollards are typically kept in an upright position to protect against unauthorized entry and lowered to let approved vehicles pass through. They are deployed at U.S. embassies, government facilities, nuclear power plants, universities, corporate campuses and residential areas.

The decorative bollards are designed to complement their surroundings, while still providing perimeter security. Architects, consultants and homeowners can create their own designs. Unlike metallic castings of aluminum, bronze or steel, though, fiberglass castings pop right back into shape after being dented in a minor collision.

The sleeves slip right over the crash tube. Using the fiberglass sleeve, project architects are virtually unlimited in styles and aesthetics. If damaged, the old sleeve is simply slipped off and a new sleeve slipped on. Bollards can also be filled with an internal warning light for increased visibility.

The three levels of Delta designer bollards are based on U.S. State Department certifications for providing crash protection of 15,000 pound (66.7 kN) vehicles traveling at 30, 40 or 50 mph (52 ,70 or 80 kph).

As with other Delta barrier systems, the decorative designer bollards use proven Delta hydraulic power systems and controls to raise or lower the bollards to permit passage of authorized vehicles. The bollard system can be operated by means of Delta control panels, card readers, and keypads or radio controls.

Delta’s new fiberglass castings for its decorative bollards are available now