Delta Introduces 16-Foot Shallow Foundation Open Frame Vehicle Barrier

The DSC550, tested in 2020 in a 10-foot format, is said to meet the new ASTM F2656-20 standard at M50/P1 with -1.1 foot penetration.

PALMDALE, Calif. — Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems, announces the company has successfully tested a 16-foot version of its DSC550 shallow foundation open frame barrier to M50/P1.

Delta originally tested the 10-foot DSC550 in July 2020. The new test was necessary to prove that the DSC550 will withstand the same impact at an increased length. The barrier was “a bit stronger at this length producing a negative 1.1 foot level of penetration compared to a negative .36-foot penetration level from the original 10-foot version,” according to the announcement.

The 16-foot DSC550 was tested to the new ASTM F2656-20 standard, which measures the penetration level from the leading edge of the barrier versus the back-side of the barrier like the previous standard. This can provide a difference of up to five additional feet (1.52 m.) and makes the negative penetration level even more impressive, the company claims.

The 16-foot barrier was operational after the force of the M50 impact. The barrier was able to raise and lower after impact with only a slight deformation of the upper beam.

The DSC550 16-foot Open Frame barrier also features a shallow foundation of 24 inches (61 cm). The DSC550 alleviates the concerns of interference with buried pipes, power lines and fiber-optic communication lines in urban applications. The shallow foundation also reduces installation complexity, time, materials and corresponding costs, according to the announcement.

The DSC550 is suitable for high water table locations and areas with corrosive soils, according to the announcement. The barrier also provides an emergency fast operation of 1.5 seconds for electro-mechanical and .75 seconds for hydraulic operations. This is said to allow a guard to quickly react to a perceived threat with the peace of mind knowing the barrier will deploy in a rapid manner under the most demanding scenarios.

Among other feature sets, the DSC550 also provides intuitive touchscreen controls with data-logging and custom programming.

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