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Perimeter Systems - Column Mounted
Berry Systems offer three flexible Column Mounted Systems and one Rigid System. In addition, bespoke systems can be designed to marry architectural aesthetics with the necessary performance criteria. The flexible systems share the same range of panel infill options. Standard features include:
Brisafe Wire Rope Edge Protection System
The Berry Brisafe system is based on three lengths of wire rope anchored under tension to the car park structure. These ropes are then fitted with in-fill panels
which can be colour co-ordinated to almost any specification. On impact, the wire ropes deflect absorbing the impact energy forces and then return to their normal ‘resting’ position. Following an impact, any damaged in-fill panels can be swiftly removed and replaced. The wire rope elements are fully re-usable and can be re-tensioned on site if required.
The deflection of the system under impact means that Brisafe is not usually suitable for use where an additional facade or cladding is also specified.
System 3 is a new development from Berry Systems that utilises tensioned steel bars instead of wire ropes. Infill panels with anti-climb mesh and integrated handrails complete the installation.
The system is ‘locked off’ at each column location and, where suitable columns are not available, the Berry Flexi-Bollard can be employed to give absolute design flexibility and even lower deflection levels when subjected to an impact. In such circumstances the steel bars can be easily and speedily replaced if necessary.
Independent dynamic impact tests were carried out at MIRA to BS6399 on 7.5 metre column centres and 2.5 metre centres with Flexi-Bollards. The reduced impact deflection figures make System 3 attractive for both new build and refurbishment projects.
Berry Flexi-Panels provide a fast fit option for a system featuring a combined vehicle barrier and pedestrian handrail complete with anti-climb mesh. Ideally suited to steel framed structures, pre-assembled Flexi-Panels are bolted to the columns not the car park deck.
Standard panels are 2.4 metres or 4.8 metres wide but where wider spans are required, Berry’s own Flexi-Bollards can be used as interim posts. These will ‘flex’ on impact returning to their normal position thereafter, minimising impact damage to both car and barrier.
All Berry Systems column mounted flexible barriers share the same range of panel infill options that provide an anti-climb feature from floor level to the integral pedestrian handrail at 1100 mm.
Unlike traditional vehicle barriers, Berry column mounted systems can be supplied in any RAL colour and the infill can include custom designs, logos or customer information thereby providing innovative opportunities for designers to create unique themes and to integrate identities between car parks and the facilities they serve.
Where façade or other requirements preclude the use of flexible systems, the Berry Rigid Steel Section barrier can be used. Fixed direct to the car park structure the rigid steel barriers provide a very solid resistance to any impact. A wide range of design formats is available including pedestrian handrails and anti-climb infill where needed.
Brisafe Wire Rope and System 3 are designed and tested for use on column spacings up to 7.5m. For greater widths interim supports are required and the use of the Berry Flexi-Bollard offers many advantages. Flexi-Bollards work on the same principle as the Flexi-post with built in rubber shock absorbers absorbing much of any impact force. By placing Flexi-Bollards at 2.4m or 2.5m spacings they can be use to delineate parking bays whilst significantly reducing barrier deflection in the event of impacts – particularly in locations requiring ‘twice force’ performance.
Standard Flexi-Panels are either 2.4m or 2.5m wide, to match bay specifications, and employ Flexi-Bollards where structural columns are not available. Custom sized units can be manufactured where needed.