The word “embassy” refers both to the officials representing the government in a foreign country and the building in which they operate. While this can be confusing from time to time, the importance of securing both is crucial, both for the safety of the individuals in the embassy and the success of their mission. Delta Scientific recognizes the need to protect those who serve and has provided barriers to many government facilities to protect against vehicle attacks.
All our security barricades, including our portable barriers, receive crash ratings based on testing showing how effective they are at stopping a 15,000-pound vehicle at certain speeds. For example, an M50 crash rating means that the barrier can stop a vehicle traveling 50 miles per hour, an M40 barrier is effective at 40 miles per hour, and so on.
United States military bases, both those on home soil and overseas, face a wide variety of threats. Unconventional operations, such as information warfare and cyber weapons, also include vehicle attacks. Such attacks could also affect civilians living on military installations, such as the families of service members. For decades, Delta Scientific has been at the forefront of physical security for military facilities. In that time, our barriers have never failed to neutralize an attack.
Delta Scientific announces the successful testing of its ASTM F2656-20 M30/P1-certified Model DSC633, a single shallow foundation bollard design that stops and destroys a 15,000 (6.804 kg) pound test truck with -8.82 feet (-2.69 m) of static penetration and -3.63 feet (-1.1 m) of dynamic penetration. The simulated bomb load remained intact and contained on the truck bed. The test vehicle weighed 15,000 pounds (6,804 kg) and was traveling over 30 miles per hour (48 kpm). The truck was stopped and completely disabled.
We are confident that you will be satisfied with the purchase of your security barricades from Delta Scientific. However, your relationship with us doesn’t have to end following installation. We stand behind our products and continue to provide technical support and maintenance services even after the purchase is complete. If you run into any difficulties following the purchase and installation of your product, we encourage you to contact us to discuss any questions, concerns, or problems you have with the product.
The highest crash-rated bollard that we offer at Delta Scientific is the DSC720. With a crash rating of K-12, its height of 35 inches is sufficient to stop most large vehicles. However, in Europe and the Middle East, truck cabs are taller than in the United States. Because these taller models can be top-heavy, they may tumble over standard bollards and cause damage even after bringing the vehicle to a halt.
Delta Scientific’s high-security barricades meet or exceed standards for the industry as evidenced by our crash ratings. However, unless you understand what the ratings mean, you cannot really appreciate how effective our barriers are. For this reason, we feel that it may be helpful to explain the crash ratings behind our products and what they mean.
Different types of facilities have different security needs. Facilities where dangerous or critical operations take place, such as government facilities, power plants, warehouses, or airports, need a greater level of protection. Delta Scientific offers a range of high-security products to meet the unique needs of your establishment. Here is an overview of our permanent high-security solutions.
As terrorists become more emboldened and the threat of vehicle attacks increases, a crash-rated barricade becomes more necessary, especially for government buildings and other sensitive facilities. However, there are difficulties involved in transporting and installing many barricades. For one thing, if the facility is in a remote location, transporting the heavy equipment to the site can be a challenge. Conversely, if the facility is in a well-established and developed area, it is difficult to install the barricade without disturbing underground utilities and other buried elements.
Delta Scientific products are thoroughly tested and certified to meet or exceed standards set by ASTM International and the United States Department of Defense. We are confident in the level of protection that our products provide. Nevertheless, we realize that an off-the-shelf solution doesn’t always work for every individual situation, regardless of how effective it may be in general. Every barrier project we do involves our team of engineers, who are happy to address real-world challenges and work with our clients to devise a solution. Here are a few of the ways that you can benefit from taking advantage of custom engineering for your project.