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    FAQ: Security bollards

  • Are bollards effective?

    Security bollards are highly effective in preventing vehicle access and protecting an area. Crash rated bollards are tested according to the demanding K4, K8 and K12 standards. With their formidable strength, EL-GO TEAM bollards even continue operating seamlessly, immediately after a crash.

  • How much force can a bollard take?

    EL-GO- TEAM’s bollards feature a formidable strength, with a resistance of 7.5tons/80kph (15000lbs/50 mph). Even one bollard suffices for crashing a truck that tries to drive over it

  • How do you install bollards?

    Security bollards’ installation generally involves some degree of excavation. However, in areas where deep excavation is not possible, EL-GO TEAM offers shallow mounted bollards, or surface-mounted bollards, offering an easy installation process.

  • What does Fixed K4, K8, K12 mean?

    K4, K8, K12 are crash ratings defined by the British Department of Defense, specifying the resistance of the bollard against 15,000 lb. vehicle driving at a speed of of 30, 40 and 50 mph, respectively .

  • What standards regulate the security bollards area?

    K-rating – Bollards are rated based on their ability to block vehicles at different speeds – K12, K8, and K4 standards indicate vehicles speeds of 50 mph, 40 mph, and 30 mph, respectively. This standard is considered a general reference point in the industry.

    ASTM standards  – The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has developed its own standards, based on DoS and DoD criteria, which issues ratings based on different vehicle types and penetration.

    International Works Agreement (IWA) 14-1 – A standard combining the elements of PAS68 and US classification ASTM F2656

  • What is the standard distance between bollards?

    Bollards designed to regulate traffic flow should be spaced no less than 1.2 meters apart (center to center).