G-FORCE Combination Fence receives ASTM F2656-07 M50 P1 Certification
MARBLE FALLS, Texas, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Gibraltar, a leading manufacturer of high tension cable barrier systems and anti-ram vehicle barriers used across the globe has announced the newest addition to its anti-vehicle barrier line. The G-FORCE Combination Fence was tested on July 20, 2016 and has received M50 P1 certification to the ASTM F2656-07 test method. The anti-terrorist fence system stopped the 15,085 pound (6,842.5 kg) test vehicle traveling at 50.33 mph (80.99 kph) in a recent crash test performed by a certified independent testing laboratory. The barrier allowed no penetration, stopping the vehicle for an impact designation of M50 P1.
“We believe this anti-personnel/anti-vehicle barrier combination fence will save money for end users and installers on both material and installation costs,” says Jim Castello, President of Gibraltar Material Distribution, L.P.
The G-FORCE Combination Fence was originally designed for clients in Saudi Arabia that needed a product that offered an anti-personnel fence option, but also carried anti-vehicle barrier resistance and certification for an ASTM F2656-07 M50 P1 impact. This anti-personnel/anti-vehicle barrier fence combination is a great option for military bases, airports, prisons, refineries, chemical facilities, power plants, industrial sites, etc. that need hardening of their perimeter to prevent vehicles and trespassers from entering.
Although some competing anti-vehicle barrier systems are placed adjacent to or incorporated with an anti-personnel fence, most of these have not been crash tested to verify the combination of the two systems will not negatively affect the performance of the anti-vehicle portion of the system.
Designed for ease of installation, the G-FORCE Combination Fence is a continuous shallow foundation with a maximum depth of 12″. This negates the maintenance needed for mowing and maintaining the grounds around the fence and barrier itself.
The Combination Fence is an excellent option for existing facilities that need an anti-vehicle/anti-personnel combination option. The shallow foundation allows for no interruption of existing underground utilities.
The G-FORCE Series of anti-ram crash fences is a key component of Gibraltar’s perimeter anti-vehicle barrier portfolio, which includes offerings of crash certified anti-ram crash gates, wedge barriers, bollards, and vertical lift barriers.
For more information on Gibraltar’s barrier products, please visit www.gibraltarus.com.