Concrete Safety Barriers and Coming European Standards

Paper by ROUBIN from ISCR 8th 1998 Lisbon Portugal

For the year-long approved concrete safety barriers, produced of in-situ concrete or prefabricated units, the new EN 1317 part 1 will discribe the general criterions of the test methods in the future, and part 2 the performance classes and acceptance criteriOns. The opening of the European Market has consequences for the national standards now which have to be revised. In the future classes have to be chosen instead of systems and already existing security equipments must be rated and evaluated. Criterions and recomandations for the use of concrete safety barriers with respect to the coming EN 1317 are given. In an appendix positive results concerning impact tests of Austrian and German concrete safety barriers of the type 'New Jersey profile' are shown.

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