Brifen Wire Rope Barriers
The Brifen Wire Rope Safety Fence is a class leading solution in road safety barriers.
Easily recognized by its unique weave pattern, the Brifen Wire Rope Safety System offers NCHRP 350 TL3 and TL4 protection.
Due to the weaves interaction with the post, Brifen can achieve tighter radius than our competitors.
The system has passed dynamic impact testing to AS/NZS3845:1999 / NCHRP 350. The TL3 test consists of a 820kg compact vehicle impacting at 100kph at 20 degrees and a 2000kg Pickup Truck vehicle impacting at 100kph at 25 degrees. The TL4 criteria require the system to withstand an 8000kg Single Unit Van Truck impacting at 80kph at 15 degrees.
Brifen is available as a TL-3 or TL-4 system, designed to comply with the Australian required four rope configuration. It has been approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as fully complying with NCHRP 350 TL-3 & TL-4 crash testing requirements.
The speed of installation and lower life cycle costs makes Brifen WRSF the preferred choice of many engineers. While other barrier systems can be effective at redirecting a wayward vehicle, Brifen Wire Rope Barriers offer the opportunity to treat road verges and medians at very competitive cost, and are less aggressive to vehicle occupants, potentially saving lives and making otherwise dangerous stretches of highway safer for all road users.
Saving lives of road users is what Hill and Smith globally are all about, and what the team in Australia is here for.
Brifen’s unique patented interweaving of the wire ropes are used to contain & redirect errant vehicles by preventing the vehicles from crossing the barrier or deflecting back into the traffic flow. Brifen WRSF is designed to absorb the energy of an impact, minimising injury to passengers and damage to vehicles.