QUEST

OVERVIEW
The Quest System is a simple redirective, nongating
crash cushion that has been completely
tested and has successfully passed the entire
NCHRP 350 test matrix at test levels two and
three. The 70 mph Quest System has been tested
and accepted by the FHWA after successfully
passing NCHRP 350 test 3-31. The Quest System
consists of a series of W-beam fender panels
supported by diaphragms with an innovative
integrated trigger mechanism at the nose that
releases a “front assembly” during impacts
to absorb the energy of impact. The system is
designed to telescope rearward during head-on
impacts to absorb the energy of such an impact
and to redirect vehicles during side angle
impacts. The system provides protection for
hazard widths ranging from 24”- 36”.








FAST AND EASY INSTALLATION
The Quest System is designed for fast and easy
installation. Assembled at the factory, the Quest
is ready to be installed. If preferred, the Quest
can be shipped unassembled. The free standing
backup is designed to shield hazards up to 914
mm (36”) wide. Thirty anchors are all that are
required for installation. Also available with a
drivable pile anchoring system for high speed
installations in soil or asphalt
ANCHORING OPTIONS
Several anchoring options are available for the Quest System:
• Concrete: requires only 30-7” threaded rod anchors with MP3 resin grout.
• Asphalt: requires only 32-18” threaded rod anchors with MP3 resin grout.
• Soil or Asphalt: requires only 6 (DPA) Drivable Pile Anchors.
TRANSITION OPTIONS
Several transition panels are available for the Quest System, including:
• Transition to New Jersey Safety Barrier
• Transition to W-Beam
• Transition to Concrete Median Barrier
CRASH PERFORMANCE
The Quest System meets NCHRP 350, Test Level 2 & 3 as a redirective, nongating attenuator. The Quest System is also capacity tested to 70mph
(115km/h). It is designed to absorb the energy of impact for vehicles weighing between 1,810 and 4,410 lbs (820 and 2,000 kg) traveling at speeds up to 62 mph (100 km/h). During a head-on-impact at the nose, the
Quest System Telescopes rearward to absorb the energy of impact and bring the vehicle to a controlled stop.

During side angle impacts, the Quest system is capable of redirecting
4,410lb (2,000 kg) vehicles at angles up to 20 degrees.

After a design impact, there is typically no solid debris, which reduces the
risk of secondary impacts