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Technical Specifications

Security Rating

BSI PAS 68: 2013 V/7500[N2]/48/30:0.6/0.0

Minimum Array

7

Diameter

153mm (Standard), 168mm (Sleeved)

Height Above Ground

800mm

Foundation Depth

40mm

Finishes

Galvanised core. Historic / heritage sleeve designs can be accommodated if required; the slim high-security core of this system can easily accommodate special aesthetics. Handrails and pedestrian guardrail can be accommodated to restrict pedestrian access anywhere along the array.

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The Populus Bridge Protection Bollard has a revolutionary slim core, able to fit a wealth of aesthetic options and a height above ground deemed ‘cycle friendly’.

 

Crash Tested Solution

  • This system was impact tested at the MIRA testing facility in March 2020 to PAS 68 standard. Successfully arresting a 7,500kg vehicle travelling at 48 kph (30mph).
  • As with our Westminster Bridge Bollard, the test simulated a bridge attack and so as such, the angle of attack was 30º. The bollard performed incredibly well and achieved minimal penetration (<0.5m).

 

Super Shallow & Quick to Install

  • The Populus Bridge Protection Bollard only requires a true depth of 40mm for installation; no other upstanding structure is required.
  • No mechanical bolting or fixings are required during installation, the array simply sits within a very shallow excavation which may be planed away.
  • Installation of the test array was completed by MIRA civil engineers who had not seen the system before in just under 40 minutes.
  • A minimum array of 7 bollards is required and then individual modules can be added in singular units to cover the length required. The layout can accommodate a gap in the foundation between adjacent arrays to accommodate bridge expansion joints.
  • This innovative product is not designed to be reliant on digging into a sub-structure unlike other systems and can articulate to accommodate cambers and contours in a bridge structure.

 

Aesthetic Options & Handrails

  • Aesthetically, due to a low bollard height, the system is cycle-friendly. The bollard can be sleeved with a stainless-steel aesthetic sleeve (168mm diameter), still providing an incredibly slim profile.
  • Handrails and fencing can be accommodated to restrict pedestrian access anywhere along the array. Historic or heritage sleeve designs can be accommodated if required. The slim high-security core of this system can easily accommodate special aesthetics.

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