The 4.5″ SCH 10 and 40 Pipe:
- might be used as protection for objects or building corners from collision by light weight machinery at best.
- may be utilized as delineators (visual queues) to drivers for traffic control where, if omitted by collsion, does not present greater problems than if - it did not exist.
- may be used to hold non-critical signage like “reserved parking” for instance; not to hold stop signs for instance.
- can be used as stanchions for crowd control or queue line.
- as fixed immobile delineators.
- may be tall to hold signage high.
*SHOULD NOT EVER be used to protect people, or anything else for that matter, from vehicle impacts, even at low speeds.
* SHOULD NOT be used as a barricade or for building entrance protection.
*AS A BARRICADE: Nope, not even close. At minumum, use a 6-inch Schedule 40 pipe. To have more certainty in a barrier’s stopping force, it is advised to use an impact-rated bollard system such as the C40, K4 or K12.
VARIETIES: ASTM A500 Carbon Steel Pipe is the common go-to choice for bollards. Although, it is sometimes sufficient to use a structural grade untested pipe. Of course, we also offer pipe that meets various prescribed ASTM and ASME standards.