FITCH UNIVERSAL BARREL® CRASH CUSHION SYSTEM
Fitch Universal Module System is a non-redirective crash cushion
consisting of a number of sand-filled modules that are installed
in a specific geometric array in front of a hazard. Each module
in the array consists of one set of walls, one Unicore insert, one
lid and four Zip Strips. The Fitch Universal Module System’s
multi-piece construction saves time and money on repairs, allowing
only the damaged parts to be replaced after impacts. The exclusive
Unicore insert allows the module’s sand mass to be adjusted
to any weight, eliminating the need to maintain large parts inventories.
The modules can be configured in 90, 180, 320, 640 and 960 kg weights.
MEETS NCHRP 350 TL-1, 2 & 3
The Fitch Universal Module meets NCHRP 350, Test Levels 1, 2 and
3 as a non-redirective crash cushion when placed in appropriately
designed arrays. The modules break up during impact. As the impacting
vehicle passes through the array, its speed is slowed by the transfer
of its momentum to the sand, allowing for controlled safe, steady
deceleration. Sand and plastic parts will scatter in the direction
of the impact. As a non-redirective crash cushion, the Fitch Universal
Module System does not control side angle impacts. A sufficient
clear zone is required for vehicle recovery.
- Non-redirective crash cushion system for permanent and workzone
- Performs effectively with both light cars and high center of gravity
- Meets TL-1 (50 km/h / 30 mph) TL-2 (70 km/h / 43 mph) and TL-3
(100 km/h / 62 mph)
System array breaks up during impact and momentum transfer slows
Decelerates impacting vehicles ranging in weight from 820 to 2000kg
(1810 lb to 4410 lb) and traveling at speeds up to 110 km/h (70
mph) during head on impacts.
Lower Repair Costs
The multi-piece construction saves time and money on repairs because
only the damaged parts need to be replaced after impact.
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