ArcelorMittal offers a full range of solutions for safety barriers and related devices:
- High performance metallic coatings such as Magnelis®. The excellent corrosion behaviour of Magnelis® has been proven in outdoor tests. Magnelis® also offers protection for edges.
- High strength low alloy steels enable safety barrier manufacturers to increase competitiveness by 15 to 20 percent thanks to better controlled properties. Their mechanical properties are more controlled than those of structural steels, providing better test result reliability and optimal safety.
The combination of different steel qualities and coatings enables barrier makers to design tailor-made solutions, which exactly fulfil the different requirement standards. Our R&D department is a centre of technical excellence for safety barrier design.
Moreover, ArcelorMittal has released an EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) certified by IBU, Institut für Bauen und Umwelt, combining Magnelis® coating and high strength steels in order to demonstrate best in class results for environmental impact.
ArcelorMittal is therefore the partner of choice to ensure solution developments to improve safety on roads.
ArcelorMittal’s extensive worldwide knowledge allows us to propose best in class solutions for safety barriers and road safety equipment. As such, we are a member of ERF, the European Road Federation, and STA, the Smart Transportation Alliance, organisations which are active in road safety improvements.
Forgiving roadsides are created in order to limit the severity of accidents as 70 people lose their lives on European roads every day.
The development of innovative road safety solutions is therefore an urgent priority to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on roads. Safety systems must be adapted to local traffic conditions, whether on motorways or in urban areas.
As road traffic is constantly increasing, the average level of containment required is increasing as well. For this reason, it is of major interest to consider the advantages of high strength steels for safety barriers in case of crashes.