The need for adequate roadway infrastructure is on the rise since there are more vehicles moving at rampant speeds. When constructing roadways, crash barriers contribute in directing traffic and ensuring street security.
The Thrie Beam Crash Barrier is a type of roadside safety barrier designed to contain and redirect vehicles during a collision. Its cross-sectional design consists of a series of steel beams that are shaped in a W pattern. The beams are typically made of galvanized steel, which provides protection against rust and corrosion.
The Thrie Beam Crash Barrier typically has a height of about 813 mm or 32 inches and a width of 4320 mm or 170 inches. The beams are placed 4 inches apart from each other, and they are supported by posts that are placed at intervals along the length of the barrier. The spacing between the posts can vary depending on the requirements of the specific installation.
The W-shaped cross-section of the Thrie Beam Barrier is designed to provide better impact resistance compared to other types of barriers. Further, the shape of the beams helps to absorb and dissipate the energy of an impacting vehicle more efficiently while the corrugated profile helps in reducing the likelihood of the vehicle rolling over or under the barrier.
Overall, the Thrie Beam Crash Barrier’s cross-sectional design, with its W-shaped beams and sturdy support structure, provides a high level of protection for motorists and passengers in the event of a collision.
Robust Design : The guardrail is manufactured of steel with a 3mm thick ‘Thrie’ Beam rail component. Each post has a bare thickness of 2.8/2.67/3.0mm, while the rail sits at 85cm off the ground. The width of the W-beam is 311m. The plan additionally meets MORTH and IRC determinations.
Hot Dip Galvanised Steel : Hot-dip galvanisation is a form of galvanisation in which the iron is coated with steel and zinc by dipping the base metal into molten zinc at a temperature of around 450 degree Celcius. This prevents the beam rails from corrosion and makes them long-lasting.
Higher Mounting Position : Thrie beam crash barriers consist of a series of horizontally oriented, continuous steel beams mounted on posts or support structures. The beams are corrugated and have a W-shaped profile, which helps to absorb and redirect the impact energy of a colliding vehicle. The higher placement of the beams helps to prevent smaller vehicles, such as cars, from passing underneath the barrier during a crash.
Ease of installation : Thrie beam installation is simply assembling bolts and nuts together. This not only reduces installation time but also saves money. The thrie beam crash barriers are approved by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MORTH), & National Highways Authorities of India (NHAI) and satisfy all requirements specified.
Pinax manufactures all major types of crash barriers, including W-Beam Crash Barriers, Thrie Beam Crash Barriers, and associated components in accordance with the industry standards and certified specifications. For more information, reach out to us at www.pinaxsteel.com