Protect Your Electrical Substations with Ballistic Barriers

Protect Your Electrical Substations with Ballistic Barriers

Ballistic Barrier, Critical Asset Protection, Substation Protection

You’ve worked hard to build a solid financial footing and great facilities for your company, so you want to be sure that everything is protected. Accidents and disasters can and do happen, and if you aren’t adequately prepared, it could leave you in financial ruin or affect the day to day operations of the company. If you have key electrical and substation installations you’ll need a reliable ballistic barrier to protect them, as it is a crucial element of sound financial planning and protection.

Ideal Utility Services' Ballistic Barrier protecting an electrical substation
Ideal Utility Services’ Ballistic Barrier protecting an electrical substation

There was an incident in which just a few shots from a high-powered rifle knocked out an electric power substation in rural south-central Utah, cutting off electricity to 13,000 customers for a day and forcing the utility to wait at least six months until the station’s disabled transformer was repaired or replaced. Don’t let something like this happen to your electrical substation, your company, or your community.

Ideal Utility Services has the industry’s most innovative ballistic barrier, which is designed to protect from all kinds of unforeseen terrorist attacks and disasters.

IUS is the creator and manufacturer of these state-of-the-art, U.S. Steel, UL-752 & CIP-014 certified, critical asset protection barriers which are made to withstand and prevent terrorist attacks on electrical substations and bulk power systems. The barriers are designed to protect your key installations from ballistic attacks, fire, ramming, and climbing, while offering ventilation through the system that allows airflow.

Additionally, our ballistic barrier system is customizable in both build and installation options, as it can be installed as close as 18″ from the critical asset. Each panel also has the ability to be removed and replaced, if necessary. This custom treatment is just one of the many features that separate our ballistic barrier from the competitors, most of which are still using concrete wall panels.

Interested in learning more about how Ideal Utility Service’s industry-leading ballistic barrier will protect and secure your company’s electrical substation? Contact us today at 313-363-0261!

Update: Ideal’s First Ballistic Barrier Installation is Moving Along

Update: Ideal’s First Ballistic Barrier Installation is Moving Along

Ballistic Barrier

Hello, from sunny Tampa, Florida. The sun is shining, the weather is warm and the first ever Ideal Utility Services’ ballistic barrier installation is moving along smoothly.

Our very own Gary Patterson and Loren Venegas made their way down to the Sunshine State, along the ballistic barrier, to oversee the first portion of the installation at the Florida Utility company in Tampa. Here are some of the pictures from the first beams going into the Tampa soil and the first panels from sunbathing in the Florida warmth:

The project is moving along smoothly and the mid-March completion date is still looking very good. For more information and updates on our ballistic barriers, please contact us today at Ideal Utility Services.

Ideal’s First Ballistic Barrier Heads for Warmer Weather

Ideal’s First Ballistic Barrier Heads for Warmer Weather

Ballistic Barrier

From the frigid temperatures and cold winds of Detroit, Michigan to the warm weather and sunny skies of Tampa, Florida, the first ever Ballistic Barrier from Ideal Utility Services has made its way down to the Sunshine State where it’s set to be permanently installed this week.

But it wasn’t as simple as shipping a package.

Ideal’s first full ballistic barrier was quite the load. Weighing approximately 42,000 lbs. each, five trucks loaded up, drove down and delivered the 454 feet of barrier in just a couple days, trucking through the elements to get to Tampa right on time to start the installation on Tuesday.

Check out what the freight looked like before it made its way down south:

Ideal Shield's ballistic barrier being shipped
Ideal Shield’s ballistic barrier being shipped
Ideal Shield's ballistic barrier being shipped
Ideal Shield’s ballistic barrier being shipped
Ideal Shield's ballistic barrier being shipped
Ideal Shield’s ballistic barrier being shipped
Ideal Shield's ballistic barrier being shipped
Ideal Shield’s ballistic barrier being shipped

For more information on Ideal Utility Services’ ballistic barriers, contact us today. Also, check out what our ballistic barrier panel looks like when it’s installed and make sure to stay tuned to the IUS blog as we’ll be updating the first full ballistic barrier installation as it comes along.