Traffic Channelizers – Explained

Thursday, February 18, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

traffic channelizers, traffic channelizer, orange drums, orange drum, construction drums, construction drumsThis post doesn’t describe each type or brand of traffic channelizer out there, but gives information about the different options in the industry.  These traffic channelizers can be found on the highway, sometimes with blinking barricade lights on the top.  The basic term traffic channelizer can mean any traffic safety product that “channelizes” traffic, but for the purpose of this post we are sticking with the orange traffic drums.

Before picking your traffic channelizer, try and find out your country’s or state’s regulations as far as reflective tape size/quality.  Reflective tape can come in 4″ or 6″ bands, and it can be EG (engineer grade), HI (Hi-Intensity grade), or DG (diamond grade).  Different brands have different heights, but the average is around 40″ tall.  Same goes for the diameter of the base of the drum.

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