Until a few years ago, European standards for safety barriers, also called crash barriers, prescribed the materials to be used. Today, the EN 1317 standard sets the performance levels to be achieved, giving manufacturers the freedom to choose the material.
Choosing the right steel grade can make a huge difference to the performance and cost of your safety barrier solutions.
ArcelorMittal’s high strength steels such as Amstrong® 420MC, Amstrong® 460MC, and metallic coated steels such as HX420LAD and HX460LAD exhibit superior performance during a collision and improve safety. When combined with coatings such as Magnelis® or batch galvanisation, the life of the barrier can be extended significantly.
Combining a high strength steel with a superior coating leads to the following advantages: