Thursday, June 14, 2012

Water Filled Barrier Walls

High quality, commercial grade plastic, water filled barriers are a new, innovative and safe approach to traffic control, construction and security. Applications for water filled barrier walls include construction areas, work zones, crowd control, temporary road blocks, public works projects, special events / sporting events, traffic channelizing and control, security, and pedestrian protection as well as many other unique uses.
The barrier system is a cost effective, portable energy absorbing water filled barrier wall system that increases safety and security around work zones, moves traffic through construction areas, and provides protection for drivers, workers, pedestrians, and equipment on and around the job. The barriers are a heavy duty plastic channelizing system that is larger and more visible than barricades, cones, or barrels - effectively alerting drivers to changing traffic patterns and work areas. This system meets the day to day needs of local governments and businesses involved in construction, public works, safety, and security. Each barrier has two built in sign post stabilizers (one at each end) to accommodate signage or fence posts allowing you to add chain link fencing on top of the barrier.
Our bright barriers serve not only as a barrier to protect drivers, but also as warning signs. Bright colored barriers make most people lower their speed significantly in comparison to the concrete barriers. The water filled barriers can also be emptied of water and moved by hand, no forklifts needed. This is an excellent system for traffic control that can be moved during a project.
The durable polyethylene plastic prevents cracking and breaking. Molded through forklift holes eliminates bowing when filled with water. The double wall knuckle design prevents breakage at hinge point. The hinge design allows for a 30-degree pivot between sections. The 8" fill hole speeds filling process and includes a twist-lock plastic cap. The large tamper proof plastic threaded water release drain and plug at bottom corner are easy to access. The water barrier wall includes one steel-connecting pin that allows sections to be locked together. The forklift and pallet jack through holes and recesses allow for easy movement. The walls come in either orange or white colors and can be used in alternating colors to really stand out and provide superior protection.

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  1. Water Freezing Prevention

    In freezing weather conditions, allowing the water in a water filled barrier to freeze to a solid mass of ice should not be allowed. If the temperature at the site where the water barriers are expected to be used is at or below the freezing point of water, it is recommended that an additive is used to prevent the water in the plastic container from freezing.

    Common additives used to prevent water from freezing and are currently used in work zone devices under the same category as the water filled barrier include:

    SALT (Sodium Chloride)
    20% mixture by weight
    Reduces freezing down to 0 °F [ -18° C].
    Corrosive to inadequately protected steel components (Galvanizing adequately prevents corrosion)
    Recommended- premix before filling
    Prevent spilling since solution is harmful to vegetation, soils, and wildlife.
    Draining should be done in an acceptable area.

    CALCIUM CHLORIDE
    35% mixture by weight
    Reduces Freezing down to -20 °F [-29 °C] .
    Corrosive to thin zinc plated components
    Corrosive to inadequately protected steel components (Galvanizing adequately prevents corrosion)
    High tendency to stay on road surface resulting in slick road surface.
    High level of heat created when mixing it is recommended that pre-mixing is done before filling.
    Prevent spilling since solution is harmful to vegetation, soils, and wildlife. Draining should be done in an acceptable area.

    ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE GLYCOL
    50% mixture by volume
    Reduces water freezing to 0 °F [ -18° C].
    High tendency to stay on road surface resulting in slick road surface.
    Prevent spilling since solution is harmful to vegetation, soils, and wildlife. Draining should be done in an acceptable area.
    LIQUID CMA (calcium magnesium acetate)
    25% mixture by volume
    Reduces water freezing to 0 °F [ -18° C].
    Has a low environmental impact.

    LIQUID POTASSIUM ACETATE
    60% mixture by volume
    Reduces water freezing to -20 °F [-29 °C] .
    Low corrosive characteristics and has a low environmental impact.

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