Introducing MashFlex®, a member of the Safence family, the next generation wire rope safety barrier (WRSB), providing superior motorist safety and more metres of barrier for your dollar.
With the introduction of the iRAP Star Rating for a highway’s safety, critical for a 5 Star rating is the separation of oncoming vehicles and protection from roadside hazards, WRSB has become a key countermeasure in these designs. Cross-median accidents are typically violent collisions with a high probability of multiple serious injuries and death.
MashFlex is crash tested to the latest performance standard, the Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) Test Level 4, making it compliant to the current AS/NZS 3845.1:2015.
The superior design and clean lines of the Safence WRSB seen it become the road safety industry’s preferred wire rope barrier. These design characteristics have continued in this next generation of the product, MashFlex, with an improved design and simplified assembly sequence.
Test Level 3 comprises two tests, the passenger vehicle impact is performed with a 2,270kg pick-up truck travelling at 100km/h and impacting the barrier at 25°, the purpose of this test is to verify the barrier’s performance for impacts involving pick-up trucks and SUVs.
Test Level 4 is the addition of the heavy vehicle truck test, this is a 10,000kg truck travelling at 90km/h and impacting the barrier at 25°.
The small vehicle impact is performed with an 1,100kg car travelling at 100km/h and impacting the barrier at 25˚, the purpose of the small car test is to evaluate the risks to the vehicle occupants when impacting a safety barrier.
A clean containment and redirection of the test vehicle was observed in all tests with low occupant risk values.