Press Release Feb 6, 2007
Delta’s New DSC7000 Beam Barrier Provides 0.7 Second “Emergency Fast Closing”
Exceeds DOS, DOD, and USACE ACP and EFO Closing Time Requirements
Stops 15,000 Pound Truck Going 50 mph/12-30 Foot Wide Barrier Perfect for Wide Roadways; Meets K12 Crash Standard
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PALMDALE, CALIF. – February 6, 2007 – Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that its new 12 to 30-foot wide (3.7 to 9.2 m) DSC7000 beam barricade meets and exceeds multiple agency – DOS (US Department of State), DOD (US Department of Defense), USACE ACP (US Army Corps of Engineers, Access Control Points) and USACE EFO (US Army Corps of Engineers, Emergency Fast Operating) – standards for closing time requirements and is suitable for applications where a fast-acting K12 barricade is needed to provide security.
“Used at locations where wide roadways need to be secured from attacking vehicles, organizations worldwide can now use the DSC7000 beam barrier with the confidence that it will protect them,” said Delta Scientific Senior Vice President David Dickinson. “Being able to be closed in less than a second means that attack vehicles are not going to be able to speed through an opened barrier.”
In its first crash test, the 725-pound beam of the vertical lift barricade stopped a 15,000-pound (66.7 kN) vehicle traveling 50 mph (80 kph) dead in its tracks, equivalent to 1.2-million foot pounds of kinetic energy. By doing so, the new DSC7000 meets the K12 crash certification standard set by the United States Department of State.
The DCS7000 is designed to be installed at the sides of a roadway to avoid lengthy road closures during construction. It is also ideal for operation in extreme environments where heavy snows, blowing sand or surface flooding might limit the use of other types of barriers.
Delta’s beam barricades are available in hydraulic and manually operated models. All models are crash rated with one version enhanced for applications at nuclear power plants. Their clear openings range is from 10.5 to 20 feet (3.2 m to 7.3 m).
Delta builds seven broad classes of counter terrorist vehicle barricade systems, including beam barricades, wedge barricades, bollards, sliding gates, shallow foundation high security barricades, surface mounted barricades and portable barricades.
Delta Scientific Corporation is the leading manufacturer of vehicle access control equipment with over 260,000 square feet of production facilities in Palmdale, Calif. Delta’s three product lines consist of high-security vehicle barricade systems, parking control equipment and guard booths. Delta Scientific has been engineering and manufacturing vehicle access control equipment since 1974 and sells its products worldwide.
Corporate headquarters, equipment sales, systems engineering and technical service are located at 40355 Delta Lane, Palmdale, Calif.93551. Phone is (661) 575-1100. Website is deltascientific.com. Product installation and maintenance services are provided through Delta’s Tampa, Fla. office.
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