The new Oldbury mobile scene management barrier is designed primarily for crowd and riot control – and scene and incident management applications such as CBRN, security cordons and temporary closures. The width-adjustable, fold out configuration is fully deployable in around 4 minutes and several units can be coupled together in series. The solid barrier skin includes an access door, viewing windows and flap-over, anti-scaling overhangs. The design also incorporates a number of patented features – notably to enhance strength and stability.
The entry level variant is based on a braked, lightweight single-axle, rubber suspended trailer for ease of handling and manoeuvrability – and for towing behind a normal light commercial vehicle or 4x4. However, the design can be scaled and progressively up-armoured to provide ballistic or blast protection. Run flat tyres are fitted as standard.
The personnel decontamination package is designed to be integrated within a mobile envelope – such as an enclosed trailer, demountable cabin or a standard ISO container. Oldbury design engineers believe that the most likely option will be to base the unit on one of its low ground clearance drawbar trailer designs, for easier access at ground level. A range of other options have been included in the package, designed to make the unit fully self-sufficient. These include onboard water and waste, power generation and, if required, fully filtered air conditioning.
Oldbury’s vehicle and equipment cleansing solution is, again, based around a flexible envelope concept and draws on the company’s significant experience of specialist mobile wash units for the construction and aircraft industries. The general configuration can be varied to accommodate specific user requirements and the overall dimensions of the equipment or vehicles involved. Spray nozzles and jetting systems can then be positioned to optimise the cleansing requirement for both outer surfaces and undersides. Importantly, all water and contaminated waste is captured for later disposal. Additional user options include the wash unit being built and permanently integrated onto a trailer frame, or demountable for operation at ground level.
Oldbury Managing Director, Richard Skan says, “We have an in-depth engineering capability and understanding of the benefits and operational flexibility afforded by building specialist equipment into trailer-based modules. Oldbury has extensive experience in the construction, extraction and aviation markets - where rugged construction, durability and reliability in service – and portability are crucial. The defence and homeland security markets have similar requirements and synergies, giving us a very sound technical foundation for many of the features we have incorporated into our new mobile support package for the sector”.
Note to Editors:
Oldbury UK Limited designs, develops and manufactures standard or bespoke mobility solutions for a wide range of sectors and industries worldwide, including defence, aerospace, construction, extraction and waste management. Its engineering capabilities include the manufacture, integration and supply of transportable systems and carrier platforms from lightweight applications through to maximum weight special types.
Founded in 1861 by Isaiah Oldbury, supplying axles, suspensions and components for horse drawn carriages and carts, the company was acquired by Scan Group Holdings in 2000 and subsequently relocated to its new headquarters in Wolverhampton in January 2006. Its facility covers a 2.5 acre site, of which 30,000 sq. ft. is enclosed and includes overhead craneage; extensive fabrication, erecting and fitting bays; a two booth 4,000 sq. ft. paint shop; a dedicated axle shop; advanced CAD and design engineering capabilities and a training and conference area. In 2008, it was voted ‘Manufacturing Business of the Year’ by the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The company is fully accredited to TUV ISO 9001.
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Oldbury’s mobile scene management barrier system is part of a new range of specialist equipment for the defence, civil emergency and homeland security market. The unit is designed for rapid deployment and the fold out configuration is width adjustable – or can be connected in series with other units.Download: preview (150) - lowres (300) - medres (600) - hires (unscaled)