Kiasma Group Raises the Bar, Developing New KSB and KSDB

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Kiasma Group, an Italian manufacturer of HDPE pipes, floats and systems specialized for the dredging sector, is continuing with process of progress and development of technologies and products, in a research and development way, capable to produce innovation in a form of improved technology.

Working in collaboration with highly specialized engineers from the marine sector, in synergy with the universities, researchers, petrochemical laboratories producers of high technological value polymers, Kiasma has implemented an application of floats utilization that – once applied to HDPE pipes – constitutes a safety barrier (KSB) and a defense safety barrier (KSDB).

The KSB and KSDB safety barriers consist of a several floats coupled together, mounted on HDPE pipes that allow a free rotation of 360°.

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The floats are connected to and from a safety barrier with any desired length.

According to Kiasma, the anchor points are established at intervals of about 50 meters.

The floats are supplied with a corrugated external surface highly resistant to loads and (or) equipped with a series of shaped tips to adapt to the particular threat.

The floats that compose the barrier are filled with closed cell polyurethane foam making the barrier unsinkable, even if perforated by physical damage such as bullet holes or impacts caused by boats.

Since the floats are rotating and the tips are made of stainless steel, intruders are not given the opportunity to climb over them.

The KSB and  KSDB barriers may resist impacts of 25/28 tons, said Kiasma.

All the materials that compose it have a long-term lifetime in sea water.

The KSB and KSDB barriers can be applied in:

  • Navy industry;
  • Terminal development industry;
  • Military Bases;
  • Nuclear Power Plants;
  • Dams;
  • Maritime work-site protection.
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