The Strong Arm of High-Security Barriers

Tests confirm Avon Barrier Company’s latest rising-arm anti-terrorist security barriers are the strongest manufactured to-date

Avon Barrier Company has launched its latest rising arm barrier – the EB1400CR Trojan which is also the strongest barrier of its type it has designed and manufactured to-date. The barrier has been specifically developed to meet threats posed by extreme Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) attack and offers one of the highest levels of protection available anywhere in the world, states Avon Barrier Company.

The new Trojan barrier recently passed comprehensive independent physical testing by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) in compliance with PAS 68*, one of the highest criteria – resisting a 7500KG truck travelling at 80kph (50MPH).  The barrier can withstand direct impact forces of 1852KJ and its design combines the very highest levels of protection, with ease and speed of installation, thanks to its shallow-mount requirements.  It is suitable for sites where central roadway foundations may not be possible or practical.

Commenting on the new EB1400CR Trojan, Paul Jeffrey, Managing Director of Avon Barrier Company, said; “As hostile terrorist attacks become potentially more extreme we have designed and produced one of the world’s strongest rising-arm barriers to provide the ultimate in protection. This will ensure that sites are not only protected now, but in the future against rising threat levels.  The EB1400CR Trojan barrier offers the convenience of a rising-arm type barrier, with additional levels of protection, thanks to its unique design and construction.”

The barrier is available in a range of widths and can be configured to interface with almost all types of control equipment, remaining fully operational even under power failure conditions.  With its robust design and heavy gauge construction, the Trojan also provides a very strong visual deterrent to mitigate against hostile attack.

Avon Barrier Company Ltd. ( ) design, manufacture and install a range of specialist crash-tested high-end physical security protection including crash-tested barriers, road-blockers, gates and bollards.  The company operates internationally and has its headquarters in the United Kingdom.

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What is PAS68?  PAS 68 Impact test specifications for vehicle security barriers

This Publicly Available Specification (PAS) has been prepared to address the needs of organisations who want assurance that vehicle security barriers will provide the level of impact resistance they are aiming for.

Many systems are available that are either promoted or considered suitable for use as vehicle security barriers. As their characteristics differ in both function and form, a comparative means of assessing their performance is required.  PAS 68 identifies impact test methods, tolerances, test vehicle type and vehicle performance criteria that need to be met in order to conform to PAS 68. Design guidance for installing barriers is provided in PAS 69:2006.

PAS68 cites a classification system for the performance of vehicle security barriers and their supporting foundations when subjected to a single horizontal impact.