Fabrication of a Steel Interstate Barrier for the Transportation Industry

A client in the transportation industry needed a quality steel fabrication service to construct three interstate highway barriers per year. This product was to be used in conjunction with existing concrete barriers, which would allow access of emergency vehicles. The barrier required battery operated electric gates that had to be strong enough to withstand the impact of an automobile or truck. They also had to meet Federal Highway standards, and be durable enough to last for years exposed to the elements. The dimensional requirement would be 50" in height, 18' long, and 12" thick.

We began by saw cutting the raw materials to size, in this case we used A992 carbon steel. The door components and mounts where formed and machined in our facility. Assembly consisted of fitting up all of the parts and MIG welding to tolerances of 1/8". Once completed, the finished assembly was cleaned and painted.

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Highlights of this quality steel fabrication project

Capabilities Applied/Processes
Machining
Forming
Welding
Sawing
MIG Welding
Machining
Assembly
Tightest Tolerance
1/8 in
Material Type
A992 Steel
Material Thickness
12 in
Product Length
18 ft
Product Height
50 in
Color
Gray
Material Finish
Paint
Resistances
Oil
Water
Grease
Corrosion
Special Features
Electronics
Battery Operated
Industry for Use
Transportation
Volume
4 per year
Standards Met
Federal Highway
Product Name
Interstate Barrier Unit
Design Work
CAD Modeling
Drawing Type Accepted
DraftSigHt
Product Description
Eco-friendly all mechanical opening barrier used in conjunction with the concrete barrier profiles to allow access of emergency vehicles to cross over from oncoming lane to reach the scene of an accident. No hydraulic fluid to spill if they are ever crashed into.

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