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Certified Vehicle Barrier List

A Certified Vehicle Barrier has been crash tested and officially certified by the DOS, DOD, and ASTM. The barrier has passed a full field crash test and is certified to stop an attack from a specific vehicle type traveling at a certain speed. The DOD and Army Corps of Engineers review and update the list annually.

Department of State
Department of Defense
ASTM International

Types of Crash-Rated Barriers

Sloan Security Group installs and maintains all types of crash-rated barriers certified as K4, K8, K12 and more. With decades of experience and deep-rooted relationships in the Vehicle Barrier Industry, Sloan continues to be the go-to source for all things crash-rated.

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What determines the Crash-Rating?

1

Vehicle Weight

Example:  up to 15,000 lbs

2

Vehicle Speed

 

Example:  50 mph

3

Penetration Depth

 

Example:  Less than 3 feet

 

Crash-Rating Systems

Department of State

K = Rating for kinetic energy capabilities

 

L = Rating for penetration

ASTM International

ASTM F 2656-15

Vehicle code (P = Pickup)

 

Tested speed (M50 = 50 mph)

 

P = Rating for penetration (P1 = Less thant 3 feet)

Example of Crash-Ratings

K - Rating for kinetic energy

15,000 LBS @ 30 mph = 450,900 ft-lbs (K4 Rating)

15,000 LBS @ 40 mph = 801,600 ft-lbs (K8 Rating)

15,000 LBS @ 50 mph = 1,252,500 ft-lbs (K12 Rating)

 

 L - Rating for penetration

 Less than 3 feet (L3 Rating)

3 to 20 feet (L2 Rating)

20 to 50 feet (L1 Rating)

ASTM International

Vehicle code

Small Car - up to 2,430 lbs (SC Rating)

Full Size - up to 4,630 lbs (FS Rating)

Pickup Truck - up to 5,070 lbs (PU Rating)

Standard Truck - up to 15,000 lbs (M)

Class 7 Cab - up to 15,873 lbs (C7 Rating)

Heavy Vehicle - up to 65,000 lbs (H Rating)

Tested speed

 30 mph (30 Rating)

 40 mph (40 Rating)

 50 mph (50 Rating)

P - Rating for penetration

 Less than 3 feet (P1 Rating)

3 to 20 feet (P2 Rating)

20 to 50 feet (P3 Rating)

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Download Certified Vehicle Barrier List

DOD Anti-Ram Vehicle Barrier List (Updated March 2021)

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