Vulcan™ barrier

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Vulcan™ barrier

Highly Mobile

Barrier

Vulcan from

Energy Absorption Systems


What is a Vulcan?


Vulcan Steel Barrier

• Portable Steel Barrier for Work Zones

• Based on Triton Shape – Attaches without

bolts to Triton

• Marketed as “Iron Man” in Australia


Purpose

• Not a “Sales Pitch”

• Looking for you to “sell” Energy

• What do you need?

• Does steel barrier have a role?


Vulcan – Tale of the Tape

• Length – 4 meters or longer

• Weight – 400 kg / 882 lbs

• Weight – 100 kg/m – 220 lbs/m

• (Triton empty = 85 lbs/m)

• Height – 820 mm / 32”

• Width – 530 mm / 21”


Vulcan & Triton

• Vulcan &

Triton

Compliment

Each Other


Vulcan Testing

• Tested to NCHRP 350 TL 3

• Approved by FHWA in both anchored &

unanchored arrays

• FHWA approved end treatments include

QuadGuard and Triton


Vulcan

• After impact – found little damage - one

piece required minor repair

• Barrier smoothly redirects vehicles


Vulcan Deflection

• Anchored = 2 meters (6’)

• Unanchored = 4 meters (13’)

• Triton > 5 meters


Deflection

• For bridge applications – could reduce

deflection to near 0 with anchoring on

every section

• Vulcan weight on bridge deck

significantly less than PCMB

• Deflection significantly reduced with

longer sections


Vulcan - Transportation

• Can easily transport up to 36 sections

equal to 144 meters / 472 feet per truck

load – 48 sections possible

• Typical PCMB is about 30 m or 120 feet

per truck load


Vulcan with Wheels

• Vulcan can be used with wheels

• Mobile short term work zone

• Pull with a pick-up truck


Vulcan with Wheels

• Video


Vulcan Competition

• Steel Barrier is coming to America!

• Barrier Guard 800

• VarioGuard

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