Delta Scientific, the manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announces they successfully tested a 16’ version of their DSC550 shallow foundation open frame barrier to M50/P1.
Delta originally tested the 10-foot DSC550 in July of 2020. The test was necessary to prove that the DSC550 will withstand the same impact at an increased length. In fact, the barrier was a bit stronger at this length producing a negative 1.1 foot level of penetration compared to a negative 0.36-foot penetration level from the original 10’ version.
Negative penetration level
The 16-foot DSC550 was tested to the new ASTM F2656-20 standard which measures the penetration level from the edge of the barrier versus the back-side of the barrier like the previous standard. This can provide a difference of up to five additional feet (1.52 m.) and makes the negative penetration level even more impressive. The 16-foot barrier was operati…