Quadguard® System

Quadguard® System

The QuadGuard® System is a type of crash attenuator or impact protection system used for road safety purposes. Here’s an overview of the QuadGuard® System:

### Description:

– **Crash Attenuator**: The QuadGuard® System is designed to absorb and dissipate the kinetic energy of vehicles during a collision. It is typically used at the ends of concrete barriers, bridge abutments, and other fixed hazards to reduce the severity of impacts.

– **Multi-Quad Configuration**: The system consists of multiple “quads” or units arranged in a specific configuration to maximize its effectiveness in redirecting and decelerating vehicles.

– **Energy Absorption**: Utilizes a combination of structural components and crushable materials to absorb and manage the energy generated by a vehicle impact.

### Features and Benefits:

– **Modular Design**: The QuadGuard® System often features a modular design that allows for easy replacement of damaged components, reducing downtime and maintenance costs.

– **Compatibility**: It is designed to be compatible with various barrier systems and road configurations, providing flexibility in installation.

– **Safety Standards**: Meets or exceeds safety standards such as NCHRP 350 and EN 1317, ensuring reliability and effectiveness in real-world crash scenarios.

– **Versatility**: Suitable for both permanent and temporary installations, depending on the needs of the road or construction site.

### Applications:

– **Highways and Roads**: Used extensively on highways, freeways, and other high-speed roads where protecting motorists from fixed hazards is critical.

– **Work Zones**: Often deployed in work zones to protect workers and equipment from potential vehicle collisions.

– **Bridge Abutments**: Installed at the ends of bridge structures to prevent vehicles from impacting the abutments during accidents.

### Installation and Maintenance:

– **Installation**: Requires proper anchoring and alignment according to manufacturer specifications and safety guidelines.

– **Maintenance**: Regular inspection and maintenance are essential to ensure the system remains in optimal condition and can perform effectively in case of an impact.

The QuadGuard® System is recognized for its reliability in mitigating the consequences of vehicle crashes, thereby enhancing overall road safety for drivers and pedestrians alike.


Quadguard® System Spec Sheet


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