Perennial Planters - Perimeter Security
Perennial Planters were selected for installation at various military bases around the US and the US Mint Federal building in Philadelphia, after 9/11. Faddis has retained the forms for casting these heavy walled planters for perimeter security applications. The Faddis Security Binder provides details on each planter shape, and an ESTIMATE of the penetration distance through a single or set of planters for a vehicle of given weight and speed. Read carefully!
DOD Bollards, Planters, Knee Walls & Barrier
The Department of Defense published a handbook for selection and application of Vehicle Barriers in 1999 and updated that publication in 2009 and 2010. Several of the passive barriers can be precast. Results of crash tests are described in the document. Faddis can provide pricing on the single concrete filled steel bollard, with precast footing, the bollard system, the DOD planter, the DOD knee walls and current standard designs of safety barriers, or architectural safety barriers. The DOD report shows that the planter and knee walls were PHYSICALLY TESTED to have M50 P1 ratings, i.e., equivalent to DOS K 12, with less than one meter penetration after impact of a 15000 pound medium truck travelling at 47 mph.
For blast resistant walls, consider a Durahold wall or a mechanically stabilized embankment. Faddis recently cast Durahold elements that were erected at a military ammunitions plant. Faddis also precasts MSE embankment facings for MSE wall designers. Selection of ballistic resistant walls depend upon the definition of the threat. Many of the noise barriers supplied by Faddis are suitable for perimeter security providing visual obscuration, physical barrier to vehicle penetration, and some level of ballistic resistance.