What is Bollard?

  • According to Cambridge Dictionary; a post that is put in the middle or at the end of a road to keep vehicles off or out of a particular area.
  • High Security Bollards, Crash Tested Bollards are mostly used to protect the places for suicide bomb attacks by vehicles.
  • Hydraulic Bollards, Pneumatic Bollards, Automatic Bollards, Semi-Automatic Bollards, Retractable Bollards, Collapsible Bollards, Removable Bollards are also used to controlled entry/exit at the gates.
  • Fixed Bollards are used for vehicle entrances, army, industrial, governmental and commercial buildings or streets that are closed to vehicle traffic permanently.
  • Some companies achieved Crash Test Certificate from accredited laboratories like PAS:68, DOS K-12, ASTM F 2656, IWA 14-1.

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What is Road Bollard made of?

  • Road Bollards are made from heavy strong steel.
  • Stainless steel bollards are also very common because of elegant appearance.
  • Cast iron bollards sometimes may be seen on the streets.
  • Some Plastic Bollards are also available which called delineator. The cones can be classified in bollards.

How does the Bollard seem?

  • Bollards seem like a steel post stands on the ground.
  • They are usually circle section like a steel pipe. Other sections like triangular bollard, square bollard, pentagon bollard etc. are possible with casting technology.
  • Decorative Bollards have an aesthetic appearance with its architectural shapes.
  • It is possible to mount LED Lights or Flashing Lights or Reflective Stickers top of the bollards to recognise the bollards at nights.
  • Lighting Bollards illuminate pedestrian pathways at night. They are most frequently solar powered.
  • When the bollards joined with chain, it can be used to keep away pedestrians from marked path.  

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