In response to increasingly higher threat levels and the corresponding government-required security upgrading, the chain link industry has developed a wide range of cost-effective high security, anti-intrusion, perimeter security systems. These new systems can be designed to help solve the challenges facing companies working to protect critical assets in the petrochemical field, including hardening the perimeters at production plants, using perimeter fencing to serve as a platform for additional surveillance and deterrence technologies, and maximizing precious financial resources.
1. HARDENING PERIMETERS TO DELAY AND DETER
While chain link has always been the perimeter security system of choice for the energy, aviation, public works, and petrochemical industries, today’s chain link provides newly-developed choices in fabric sizes, coatings and configurations, accompanying framework and accessory products. These systems have been tested to the highest levels, and manufacturing facilities are strategically located throughout North America to provide the widest range of options for solving today’s – and tomorrow’s – perimeter security problems.
Some examples of the current options available for use on high-security projects are:
• 1/2” 9 gauge & 3/8” 11 gauge: Deter climbing and very time consuming to cut thru, provides a level of impact resistance. Visually intimidating. *Excellent ASTM F2781 test results
• 1 3/4” 6 gauge: Harder to climb, adds cutting delay time for prisons, the higher security level for electrical generating, transmission and substations, chemical plants, refineries. Visually intimidating.
• 2” 6 gauge: Deters cutting in areas more subjected to break in’s; reduces losses due to theft of copper and other critical materials
• 2” 9 gauge: Proven effective for perimeter protection for electrical generating, transmission and substations, refineries, chemical plants, airports, military & government installations, interior partitions. Cost-effective allows for multiple layers.