Energy Absorbing Bollards Newsletter
EAB - Engineered to Save Lives
Australian Bollards are the sole distributers of Energy Absorbing Bollards - engineered to save lives.
What sets this bollard apart from the others? Unlike regular bollards, which are placed to serve as barriers preventing unwanted vehicles from entering an area, the Energy Absorbing Bollards (EAB) are used to protect vehicle operators and those around them. They absorb shock energy, redirected from the vehicle and stop it in place, minimising the risk of injury or fatality of the driver and those around them.
The structural design of the EAB ensures minimal impact for the driver and vehicle. EABs are ideally placed in highly populated areas to protect people and assets. The sole purpose of the EAB is in the name – to absorb the impact of kinetic energy, safely decelerating the vehicle to a steady and controlled stop.
- Significantly minimise injuries and risk of fatality
- Protect high density areas
- Perfect for limited space application
- Cost effective alternative
- Customisable – colour, removable and retractable
- Easy and simple installation process
- Pedestrian Safety
- ‘Super Tram Stop’ islands in congested inner-city areas
- Outdoor Dining Protection
- Work Zone Protection
- Asset Protection
Energy Absorbing Bollards are engineered to the Australian and New Zealand criteria AS/NZS 3845:1999. EAB is classified as a non-re-directive crash attenuator, stopping a 1.6 tonne vehicle travelling up to 60 kph. Inside, the EAB cartridge decelerates the vehicle by absorbing the kinetic energy, minimising the risk of injury or fatality.
Design Specifications and Components
EAB is a subsurface bollard that requires excavation to install. The components compose of the EAB, impact absorbing foam, a steel tube, REO cage and concrete foundation.
Australian Bollards Roadside Services Division
Australian Bollards Roadside Services Division are the sole distributors of Energy Absorbing Bollards, approved by VicRoads and Automotive Safety Engineering Pty Ltd (ASE).
The ASE is an Australian based company that specialises in testing, research and engineering services. The ASE performs compliance and conformance testing to;
- Australian Design Rules (ADR)
- Australian Standards (AS)
- State Road Traffic Acts & Regulations
- International Standards (USA, Europe & Japan)
- Customer Specifications & Requirements
If you’re looking to install Energy Absorbing Bollards, call our friendly team today on +613 9459 3488 or visit our website.