Description: The ArmorBuffa™ Temporary Crash Cushion is a non-redirective, gating, crash cushion designed to protect the ends of temporary concrete safety barrier from errant vehicles. The ArmorBuffa™ is free standing and does not require anchoring to the road surface, and can be installed on concrete road surfaces (as tested). The ArmorBuffa™ system utilises a steel Transition connection that is bolted to the end of the concrete temporary safety barrier, four water-filled plastic segments with interlocking ends and a Nose Piece to absorb kinetic energy and safely contain or control the penetration trajectory of impacting errant vehicles. The four plastic segments are always filled with water. Each segment contains 185 gallons (700 litres) of water. The plastic segments are interlocked by a galvanised steel twin pin at the joint of each segment, and a wire rope lanyard is linked to each pin to minimise debris. The system has a nominal height of 43.7 inches (1100mm), 20.7 inches (525mm) width, and an effective length of 366.6 inches (9,313mm) for TL-3 when installed on temporary concrete barrier. For this series of MASH TL-3 tests the ArmorBuffa™ Temporary Crash Cushion was attached to 39.4 Feet (12m) of temporary anchored F shaped concrete barrier.

Test Level: 3

Eligibility Letter: CC-171

System Type: Water Filled Plastic Crash Cushion

MASH Test Number: 3-40, 3-41, 3-42, 3-43, 3-44

Proprietary/Non-proprietary: Proprietary

Pass/Fail: Pass

Evaluation: Full-Scale Crash Testing

Sponsor: Valmont Highway International Pty Ltd

Test Article Description

Gating/Non-gating: Gating

Category: Sacrificial