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        Writer:Jasmine LiuNumber of visits: Date:2014-12-16 21:42:03

        Rockfall barriers are passive systems designed to intercept falling  rocks which have detached from the rock face above and may cause damage to infrastructure below and in severe cases loss of life.

        Rockfall barriers of variable geometry are fabricated from a complex system of steel cables, connections of steel cables to structural elements, energy absorbing devices and anchorages, capable of high deformation capacities which are designed to be easily transported and assembled in extreme conditions.  Maccaferri has developed a series of Rockfall barriers covering a wide energy spectrum.  These systems were developed through the combination of design and field tests, as required by the strictest international standards.  We are able to supply 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 and 5000 kJ maximum energy level Rockfall barriers, capable of stopping from a 1.6t to a 16t boulder.

        The system, when it arrives on site, includes all posts, base plates, netting, braking systems, anchor cables and ground anchors (for typical ground conditions).  Due to the high number of field tests conducted by Maccaferri, a barrier system unrivalled in performance and costs has been developed.

        Maccaferri Rockfall barriers -

        • Intercept and stop falling rocks and boulders.
        • Protects road and buildings when placed directly at the foot of man-made cuttings or natural cliffs.
        • Protects the slope in the case of monumental cliffs.

        All Maccaferri high-energy Rockfall barriers comply with the European Organisation for Technical Approvals ETAG 27 "Guideline for European Technical Approval of Falling Rock Protection Kits" code.

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