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PROTECTIVE BARRIERS AND RELATED METHODS

United States Patent Application

20170063054
A1
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Protective barriers for protecting assets (e.g., electrical power transformers and other substation components). The protective barrier may include a lower portion and an upper portion. The lower portion may include first and second laterally spaced A-frame structures having a first protective member assembly extending between aligned legs of the respective A-frame structures on one side thereof. The first protective member assembly may include a first plurality of substantially horizontally extending protective members oriented at an angle relative to a horizontal plane. The first and second A-frame structure may have a second protective member assembly extending between aligned legs of the respective A-frame structures on an opposing side thereof. The upper portion may comprise a third protective member assembly. Methods of making a protective are also disclosed.
CHU, HENRY SHIU-HUNG (IDAHO FALLS, ID), BAKAS, MICHAEL PAUL (RALEIGH, NC), JOHNSON, TODD L. (SHELLEY, ID), SCHONDEL, JAMES WADE (FIRTH, ID)
14/ 841,114
August 31, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.