Ceramic Road Markers: Their Availability and Usage

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Road markers or delineators, as they are popularly known are available both in public as well as ceramic forms. The primary difference between ceramic road markers and the plastic ones is that the latter is extremely lightweight is therefore is highly mobile. One wouldn’t need a considerable manpower to be able to move these delineators. Also, these products withstand any kind of weather condition. However, their ceramic counterpart is the more classic one and in this article we would try to know the ceramic delineators better.

One of the major advantages of the ceramic road markers or reflectors is that they bring in a sense of elegance to the paved surfaces, when you use these reflectors to mark a surface, the area becomes more attractive. They normally come in the following dimensions; 4” diameter size with 0.75” height and 6” to 8” diameter size with a height of 1.75”. The surface of the ceramic delineators is heat fired glaze, which makes it maintenance free. These are highly dirt resistant, which ensures a superior daytime visibility. These products can actually withstand a compressive strength of 1500 pounds, which makes them excessively robust.

The lines of products in which the ceramic markers are generally available are as follows,

  1. Yellow round 4” and 6”
  2. Yellow ceramic marker 8”
  3. White round 4” and 6”
  4. White ceramic marker 8”
  5. White and yellow ceramic jiggle 6”
  6. Black ceramic marker
  7. White ceramic oval
  8. Yellow plastic box

On the other hand, in case of the plastic ones, they are accessible with afterward variations like 1 sided clear road, the yellow road, 1 sided road marker with red reflector, 1 sided amber road, 2 sided amber road, 1 sided road marker with road reflector, blue road reflectors, 2 sided red/clear road reflector, 2 sided clear reflector and 2 sided green road reflector.

How the road reflectors are being installed would depend upon the type of climate that prevails and the amount of traffic they are supposed to control. If the area under consideration has a moderate to low level of traffic one can install the street reflectors by simply using the self adhesive butyl pad. On the other hand, bitumen and epoxy adhesive will be required in places where traffic is large in number and the application needs to be permanent. Places where snowfall is a common phenomenon, specially made street reflectors are to be used, which are to be used in places where snowplows come and go frequently.

On a concluding note it can be said that road reflectors have a great role to play in controlling the traffic. A ceramic delineator is used as traffic calming rumble strips, when they are placed in rows, closely, all across the road’s width. The reflectors are also at times used in the pedestrian zones.

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