Safe Direction is pleased to announce its appointment by Road Systems Inc (RSI) of the USA as an Australian Distributor of the Sequential Kinking Terminal (SKT-350) and Flared Energy Absorbing Terminal (FLEAT-350) for safety guardrails.
The SKT-350 and FLEAT-350 are amongst the world’s and Australia’s most popular and highest performing guardrail end terminals. Combined, these systems have been subjected to in excess of 24 compliance tests to the international standard NCHRP-350 and have an exceptional in-service record extending for over 14 years.
Hayden Wallace, Managing Director of Safe Direction, said many Australians owe their life to the advanced performance of the SKT-350 and FLEAT-350 guardrail end terminals. “These terminals safely dissipate energy during collision from errant vehicles and across a range of crash tests have repeatedly demonstrated best in-class performance for impacting vehicle stability and low ride down deceleration forces.”
The SKT-350 and FLEAT-350 offer designers an increased range of installation layout options not offered by many other safety guardrail terminals. The option to install tangential to the road or on a straight flare provides the opportunity to optimise the safety of the design as determined by proximity of hazards and road geometry. “
Flaring the terminal can reduce the likelihood of impact by providing increased recovery space for the motorist. Moreover, flaring the terminal allows for the overall length of the safety barrier system to be shortened. This reduces the upfront and life maintenance costs of the barrier installation” Wallace said.
The SKT-350 and FLEAT-350 terminals also offer the unique benefit of having a complete set of interchangeable parts, the only variance being the impact head. This effectively reduces the cost of asset maintenance and simplifies the safety guardrail installation routine for contractors.
Wallace remarked “Safe Direction is very proud of its newly formed association with Road Systems Inc. RSI and their products are widely respected as global leaders in the safety barrier industry. The distributorship for the SKT-350 and FLEAT-350 will significantly enhance the increasing market presence of Safe Direction and provide Safe Direction customers with market leading products”.