The FLEAT 350 (Flared Energy Absorbing Terminal) is an energy absorbing flared terminal. The flare is straight and the offset is variable anywhere between 2’6″ and 4’0″. The FLEAT is 37’6″ long and has seven breakaway posts.
The FLEAT combines the superior performance of the energy absorbing tangent terminals with the advantage of flared terminals in reducing nuisance impacts. During head-on impacts, the FLEAT head slides over the W-beam guardrail. The rail is sequentially kinked or bent as it moves through the head. The kinked guardrail exits the head safely and the vehicle is brought to a controlled stop. When impacted along the side within the length-of-need, the FLEAT functions like a guardrail. The errant vehicle is safely redirected back toward its original travel path.
Features & Benefits
When impacted end-on, the kinetic energy is absorbed. With non-energy absorbing terminals, the errant vehicle may travel nearly the length of a football field behind and beyond the end of the terminal.
The flare is straight, not a parabolic curve. This greatly simplifies the installation and improves the performance for traffic face redirection impacts.
Fits a wide range of applications:
Wood or steel posts
Test level two and three speed
The FLEAT has significantly fewer small components than any other flared terminal. This substantially reduces the installation and maintenance time.
Only seven posts are required.
The flare can be optimized to fit the site conditions. The flare is variable anywhere between 2'6" and 4'0". This may reduce the need for costly site grading.