What type of facilities use crash fence

Crash Testing Certification is issued by the Department of State to any barrier, fence, or bollard that indicates perpendicular impact penetration of vehicles of a specified weight at a particular speed. It uses physics to determine the stopping power of a barrier relative to the vehicle’s speed and weight. Standard K rating weight for the vehicle is 15,000 lbs. These DOS-standard barriers restrict truck access to 36 inches beyond the vehicle’s bed.

Crash Fence is also known as AT/FP Fences and K Rated Fencing is something you might not notice until you have to interact with it. Or not, depending on the situation. The bank across the street, the data center down the street, and the jail downtown are all examples of high-security fencing. If you don’t know what to look for, it is possible to miss crash-rated commercial and government fencing.

A commercial fence project might require heavier gauges of steel, which are anchored in reinforced concrete footings. The aEURoeKaEUR ™ rating is the most widely used anti-ram collision barrier protection over the past decade, regardless of the type of barrier. It is also known as AT/FP. These standard government fence ratings are covered by the (ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials or ASTM. Crash fences provide perimeter security systems that protect personnel, information and important resources from outside threats.

These materials and fences are crash-rated and can be used in many commercial, industrial, and government applications. These fences can also be used to secure high-profile private estates and residences. This type of fence is used in most government and commercial facilities. The addition of beam and cable reinforcements to perimeter fencing or gates can help them achieve their K rating. The addition of reinforced materials and foundations to active barriers like drop arm barriers, wedge barriers, capture bars and pop-up bollards can achieve their K rating.

A crash fence is a highly effective means of protecting data, personnel, and critical resources. It is rated to stop an automobile ramming a security gate and preventing it from advancing. These types of barriers are designed for commercial and government applications, and have undergone rigorous testing and have been approved for use by the Federal Highway Administration. Although they can cost a few hundred dollars to purchase, they are worth the money, as they offer a high level of protection.

The rash fences have been thoroughly tested and can be relied on by many entities.

Ask for a list of similar projects completed in the past three years when you are looking for a contractor to install your ATFP fence.

Different types of K ratings

K4 Rating 

Refers to a vehicle that travels 30 mph. A K-4 system is two 3/4 inch cabling with concrete anchoring deadman. It will stop a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling at 30 mph.

K8 Rating 

refers to a vehicle that travels 40 mph. A K-8 system consisting of two 3/4″ cables and one 1″ cable with concrete deadman can stop a 15,000-pound vehicle from traveling at 40 mph. 

K12 Rating

Refers to a vehicle traveling 50 mph. A K-12 system consisting of three 1″ cables with three wires will stop penetration by a vehicle weighing 15,000 lbs and accelerating up to 50 mph.

The rash fences have been thoroughly tested and can be relied on by many entities.

Your fence is only as secure and reliable as the people who installed it. Make sure you interview them. With us, you will not have to worry about your fence installation.