Delta Scientific DSC2000 Barricade Successfully Passes UK’s BSI Standard PAS:68 2007 Crash Test
DSC2000 High Speed, High Security, Shallow Foundations Barricade Previously Certified K12 by U.S. Department of State
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PALMDALE, CALIF. – March 27, 2008 – Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that its DSC2000 high speed, high security, shallow foundation barricade has been tested in the United Kingdom to stop a 7,500 kg (16,500 pound) 2-axle European truck traveling 80 kph (50 mph), meeting the BSI standard PAS:68 2007, which tests barricades to a standard most similar to the U.S. State Department’s K12 rating.
“The DSC2000 is Delta’s fastest, smallest and most shallow barricade, created especially for high speed applications and ease of installation,” emphasizes Delta Scientific Senior Vice President David Dickinson. “We are pleased that it meets and exceeds British standards, which are used by many international agencies in selecting vehicle control equipment.”
Set in a foundation only 25 cm (10 inches) deep versus the standard 46 cm (18 inches) on most shallow foundation barriers, the Delta DSC2000 will go from the “down” to “up” position in only 0.38 second and is designed for heavy use of more than 100,000 cycles per month, providing increased security for high capacity locations. Multiple deployment configurations make the DSC2000 valuable in a wide variety of applications, from wide roadways to narrow driveways.
With its extremely shallow foundation and aesthetic design, it is a major breakthrough in high duty, anti-terrorist barricades. It obviates the concerns of interference with buried pipes, power lines and fiber optic communication lines. The shallow foundation also reduces installation complexity, time, materials and corresponding costs. The DSC2000 is perfect for high water table locations and areas with corrosive soils.
Weighing only 500 kg (1100 pounds), the DSC2000 barricade is designed for remote locations and developing country installations, engineered to fit in a small shipping package and air cargo containers. The complete barricade system, including the hydraulic power unit, control circuits and controls, all fit on two standard-sized pallets that can easily by moved by a lightweight yard fork lift or pallet jack. One unit can even be carried in the back of a pick-up truck. The barricade can then be manhandled into place and installed without the use of power equipment. This barricade can even be set up and serviced without needing to remove the top plate.
In the lowered position, the DSC2000’s barrier ramp is completely flush with the roadway. Buttresses, counterweights and road plates do not obstruct authorized pedestrian or vehicular traffic. The DSC2000 is raised and lowered to and from the guard position via hydraulic cylinders driven by Delta’s patented hydraulic power unit or manually.