Standard crash tests
Assessments based on standardised crash tests
As an accredited test laboratory we carry out crash tests in accordance with standards. These include:
- Impact testing of safety barriers (e.g. concrete and steel) in accordance with EN 1317 and MASH
- Impact testing of vehicle security barriers (e.g. bollard, barriers, wedges) in accordance with ISO 22343-1, BSI PAS 170-1, ASTM F2656/F2656M
- Impact testing of support structures for road equipment (e.g. road traffic signs, light poles, traffic light systems, speed measuring devices) in accordance with EN 12767
The requirements of a test laboratory correspond in accordance with Article 43 of the Construction Products Regulation for the EN 1317 test methods. In addition, our accreditation by the DAkkS is internationally valid, since the German accreditation body is a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).
Due to the flexible category III accreditation, we can use the free choice of standardized test methods or those that are equivalent to them within the test areas specified above and without requiring prior information and approval from the DAkkS.
These include e.g.:
- CEN/TS 17342:2019 Road restraint systems - Motorcycle road restraint systems which reduce the impact severity of motorcyclist collisions with safety barriers
- ASTM F 3016/F 3016M:2019 - Standard Test Method for Surrogate Testing of Vehicle Impact Protective Devices at Low Speeds
- BASt - Sonderlösungen von Schutzeinrichtungen in Einmündungsbereichen (Version 03 vom 23.07.2021)
- AS/NZS 3845.2:2017 - Road safety barrier systems and devices Part 2: Road safety devices
Quick and flexible
Our large, easily accessible and quickly transformable crash test facility provides for optimal spatial and technical flexibility.
Clear processing of audit reports
- Extensive written and digital documentation of the results
- Multimedia presentation comprehensible for all target groups
- Direct further use for the corresponding certification and approval processes
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Compliance statement and rule of decision
With regard to compliance statements in test reports, the following decision rules have been defined:
As a rule, a low confidence level (A) is assumed, which increases the acceptance range, so that measurement results with a confidence level of at least 50% are also accepted.
After prior agreement, the customer can also specify a medium confidence level (B), which reduces the acceptance range so that measurement results with a confidence level of at least 95% are also accepted with a maximum residual risk of 5%.
A high confidence level (C), which corresponds to a confidence level of at least 99.9%, is not acceptable at the CTS test laboratory and is therefore not applicable.
The confidence level you set (A or B) will be communicated to you via the offer and the test report.
Customized constructive special solutions
- Push-pull tests
- Exchangeable bottoms
- Strip foundations
For your project
We are well equipped for your project
- cherry picker
- Vibratory feeder
Equipment / Service:
- Livestreams directly from the crash test facility
- Office container as workplace directly on the crash site
- State-of-the-art meeting rooms
- Catering for you and your customers
- Area-wide W-Lan on the crash test site
- Advertising video production by external film team (http://www.luum.ms)
If you need a test at short notice for Intersec in Dubai (16.-18.01.2024), please contact us. We will do everything possible to find a suitable date for your crash test!
As an accredited test laboratory we carry out impact tests in accordance with EN1317, MASH, ISO 22343-1, BSI PAS 170-1, ASTM F2656/F2656M, EN12767 also for Indian customers. Please do not to hesitate to contact us and ask for our PAN.
Of course we can also talk to each other in Dubai at Intersec. You are welcome to contact us for this:
For several years now, CTS has been offering MASH 2016 tests from the small Small Car (1100C) and Pickup Truck (2270P), as well as a Single-Unit Van Truck (10000S) to the large Tractor/Van Trailer (36000V).
You can find our successfully tested vehicle restraint systems under the following link on the FHWA homepage:
Do you also have vehicle restraint systems that you would like to market internationally? Please feel free to contact us:
Criteria for the assessment of the hazard potential to motorcyclists from sharp-edged components of road restraint systems
BASt report V374 for the FE project 03.0514
This study examines vehicle restraint systems and their components in detail with regard to their potential hazard to MTWV riders. The focus is particularly on sharp-edged construction parts that can reach MTWV riders during an accident whether the rider is still sitting on the MTWV, is sliding on the ground or is airborne.
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