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The world's most popular playground safety surfaces. FibarSystem 300 consists of engineered wood fibers that knit together to form a safer playground surface soft enough to cushion falls, yet firm enough for wheelchairs. A patented drainage system protects your investment from bad weather damage and avoids mud and puddles after a rain. Fibar playground safety surfaces are easy to install and maintain. Backed by 25-year warranty.

FibarMat Wear mat protects high impact atres

To preserve your warranty, FibarMat wear mats must be installed under all swings, tire swings, slide exits, and sliding poles.

 

When properly installed, Fibar surfacing meets the final guidelines of the access board in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

 

Specifications | FibarSystem 300

These specifications were current at the time of publication but are subject to change at any time without notice. Please confirm the accuracy of these specifications with The Fibar Group, LLC or its authorized representative prior to installation.

FibarSystems® are unique playground surface products, the creation and origination of which are covered by U.S. Patent Numbers 4,679,963; 5,026,207 & 5,076,726, owned by The Fibar Group, LLC. Award contractors must obtain a license from The Fibar Group, LLC prior to construction.

FibarSystem 300 comes with a 25-year warranty.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

SYSTEM

DESCRIPTION

CRITICAL HT.

USE

312

12" Fibar®, FibarFelt, FibarDrain, FibarMat

12'

Playground

310

10" Fibar®, FibarFelt, FibarDrain, FibarMat 

10'

Playground

308

8" Fibar®, FibarFelt, FibarDrain, FibarMat 

8'

Playground

306

6" Fibar®, FibarFelt, FibarDrain  

NA

Jogging Track

Depth measurements are approximate after compaction.

 

PART 1: GENERAL INFORMATION

Quality Control, Applicable Testing Certifications and Sustainability

  • IPEMA Certificationwww.ipema.org
    •  IPEMA provides a Third Party Certification Service where an independent laboratory provides written validation of a participants’ certification of conformance to certain safety standards for their products. 
    • These certifications include ASTM F1292 and ASTM F2075.
    • The Third Party Certification Service has randomly selected and tested some of the products of the participating company.
    • The Third Party Certification Service has performed a plant and/or home office inspection, involving a review of the participants’ Quality Assurance Program, installation instructions, and compliant follow up systems.
    • The list of IPEMA certified products is maintained exclusively by TÜV SÜD America.
  • ASTM F1292
    • Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment.
    • Test results must be for Engineered Wood Fiber and Mats.
      • Test performed on new material.
      • Test performed on 12-year-old Engineered Wood Fiber.
    • Test results for Engineered Wood Fiber must show G-max values of less than 155G for an 8” thick system or 120G for a 12” system with a 12’ drop height, and HIC values less than 1,000 for both new and 12-year-old materials.
    • Test results for Engineered Wood Fiber must show G-max values of less than 200G for a 12” system with a 14’ drop height, and HIC values less than 1,000 for both new and 12-year-old materials.
    • Test results for mats must show G-max values of less than 200G and HIC values of less than 1,000 for a 3’ drop height.
  • ASTM F1951
    • Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment.
    • Must meet the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • ASTM F2075
    • Standard Specification for Engineered Wood Fiber for Use as a Playground Safety Surface Under and Around Playground Equipment.
    • Material must undergo the test method described in Section 9.0 to determine the presence of tramp metal particles. Metal particles embedded or mixed in Engineered Wood Fiber may cause injury if a child were to fall on/or come in contact with them. The limit for tramp metal was set to reduce the potential of injury.
    • Standard wood chips, bark mulch or materials from recycled pallets will not be acceptable.
  • LEED® Credits
    • Products assist in obtaining LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits for projects.
    • Sustainability Analysis performed by a LEED Green Associate.
    • Recycled Content, Regional Materials, and Construction Waste Management, along with others, are available for use in LEED project certification.

PART 2: MATERIAL DATA

  • Engineered Wood Fiber
    • Shredded wood fiber consisting of randomly sized pieces.
    • Recycled wood from used pallets are not acceptable.
    • The amount of Fibar Engineered Wood Fiber necessary to provide the approximate depth after compaction is as follows:

      Depth

      Quantity

      8"

      38 cubic  yards per 1,000 sq. ft. of playground area

      9"

      42 cubic  yards per 1,000 sq. ft. of playground area

      10"

      46 cubic  yards per 1,000 sq. ft. of playground area

      11"

      48 cubic  yards per 1,000 sq. ft. of playground area

      12"

      50 cubic  yards per 1,000 sq. ft. of playground area

  • Drainage System – Patented under U.S. Patent numbers 4,679,963; 5,026,207 and 5,076,726, and other patents pending.
    • FibarDrain
      • Drainage matrix that channels water away from playground.
      • Minimum flow rate of 10 gpm/ft.
      • Needle-punched 100% non-woven geotextile sleeve encasing a monofilament nylon mesh.
      • Laid out on 6’-0 centers in the direction of the grade.
      • Prevents deterioration of Fibar Engineered Wood Fiber.
    • FibarFelt
      • Needle-punched 100% non-woven geotextile fabric that separates the Engineered Wood Fiber from soil below.
      • Material allows water to flow through, and prevents rock and soil contamination of the Engineered Wood Fiber.
      • Designed to cover the sub-grade and drainage matrix to ensure proper drainage.
      • Seams should be overlapped 3”.
  • Accessory Items
    • FibarMat
      • 3’ x 3’ x 1.5” with beveled edges (ADA compliant) on all sides.
      • Placed under each swing seat, tire swing, slide exit, and sliding poles.
      • Prevents excessive wear under swings and slides.
      • Can be placed on top, in middle or under Engineered Wood Fiber (but over FibarFelt).
    • ADA Wheelchair Access Ramp
      • Crafted from High-Density Polyethylene.
      • Won’t fade, splinter or crack.
      • Wide enough for motorized wheelchairs.
    • FibarGuard Borders
      • Crafted from High-Density Polyethylene.
      • Won’t fade, splinter or crack.
      • Rounded corners prevent injury.
      • Four feet long and 12” high.

PART 3: SITE PREPARATI0N AND INSTALLATION

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with standard design and construction practices, The Fibar Group, LLC and its Representatives recommend using the services of a certified engineer, architect, or landscape architect who is familiar with local soil and climate conditions to evaluate and interpret any information provided by The Fibar Group, LLC and its Representatives. The Fibar Group, LLC assumes no responsibility for determining the size of the playground or the safety zone between the equipment and the border.  Installer must thoroughly examine the site and specifications, carefully checking the dimensions before starting work. All instructions are subject to equipment manufacturers’ installation specifications and in accordance with the licensing requirements of The Fibar Group, LLC, these specifications, and conformance with the dimensions, notes and details shown on the plans.

  • In-Ground Installation (Exiting at Grade Level)
    • Excavate area to proper depth, based on Critical Fall Height.
    • Minimum 1% downward grade to ensure proper drainage to FibarDrain Strip.
    • On grades of greater than 10% - use of FibarSystems is not recommended.
    • Remove all roots, stones, and vegetation.
    • Accurately grade and firmly compact entire area, especially where fill materials have been utilized.
    •  Excavate trench 2” wide x 6” deep, perpendicular to grade at lowest point of playground area.
    • Install FibarDrain and connect low end of strip to storm drain or similar device to remove collected water.
    • Install playground equipment.
    • Install retaining border or curb.
    • Install FibarDrain strips at 6’ centers in direction of grade.
    • Cover sub-grade and drainage trench with FibarFelt.
      • Allowing 3” overlap at all seams.
      • Slit to fit around footings of equipment.
      • Overlap all slits with either next piece of FibarFelt or scrap piece, to ensure complete coverage.
    • Install FibarMat wear mats either on FibarFelt, in middle of Fibar Engineered Wood Fiber® or on top of system.
    • Permanently mark, with paint or other type of permanent marker, all the legs of the playground equipment with the compacted system design depth.
    • Spread Fibar®EngineeredWood Fiber using a Bobcat, small front-end loader or our Express Blower Trucks.
      • Care should be taken when driving over FibarDrain.
      • Do not make sharp turns on FibarFelt or FibarDrain.
    • Install all materials delivered.
      • Additional materials are supplied to account for natural compaction.
      • Material may be several inches high, until it compacts.
      • Feather edges to make smooth transition to grade or border.
    • Hand spread and rake for smooth, finished surface.
    • After two weeks of active use, surface should be raked again.
    • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and ASTM recommends Use Zones of at least 6 feet around all equipment, except:
      • Swings – Use zone equal to 2 times the height of top rail is needed in front and behind swings.
      • Slides – Use zone equal to height of slide plus 4 feet, extending a minimum of 6 feet, in front of slide exits.
    • Complete information on use zones can be found at CPSC and ASTM.
  • Above-Ground Installation (Exiting at Border or Curb Level)
    • Minimum 1% downward grade to ensure proper drainage to FibarDrain strip.  FibarDrain strip should be installed so that it discharges outside of playground borders.
    • On grades of greater than 10% - use of FibarSystems is not recommended.
    • Remove all roots, stones, and vegetation.
    • Accurately grade and firmly compact entire area, especially where fill materials have been utilized.
    • Install playground equipment.
    • Install retaining border or curb.
    • Install FibarDrain strips at 6’ centers in direction of grade.
    • Cover sub-grade and drainage trench with FibarFelt.
      • Allowing 3” overlap at all seams.
      • Slit to fit around footings of equipment.
      • Overlap all slits with either next piece of FibarFelt or scrap piece, to ensure complete coverage.
    • Install FibarMat wear mats either on FibarFelt, in middle of Fibar Engineered Wood Fiber or on top of system.
    • Permanently mark, with paint or other type of permanent marker, all the legs of the playground equipment with the compacted system design depth
    • Spread Fibar Engineered Wood Fiber using a Bobcat, small front-end loader or our Express Blower Trucks.
      • Care should be taken when driving over FibarDrain.
      • Do not make sharp turns on FibarFelt or FibarDrain.
    • Install all materials delivered.
      • Additional materials are supplied to account for natural compaction.
      • Material may be several inches high, until it compacts.
      • Feather edges to make smooth transition to grade or border.
    • Hand spread and rake for smooth, finished surface.
    • After two weeks of active use, surface should be raked again.
    • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and ASTM recommends Use Zones of at least 6 feet around all equipment, except:
      • Swings – Use zone equal to 2 times the height of top rail is needed in front and behind swings.
      • Slides – Use zone equal to height of slide plus 4 feet, extending a minimum of 6 feet, in front of slide exits.
    • Complete information on use zones can be found at CPSC and ASTM.

PART 4: WARRANTY & INSURANCE

  • Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty
    • The Fibar Group, LLC provides a written 25-year warranty against loss of resiliency for the FibarSystem 300.
    • The Fibar Group, LLC provides a written 20-year warranty against loss of resiliency for the FibarSystem 200.
    • The Fibar Group, LLC provides a written 15-year warranty against loss of resiliency for the FibarSystem 100.
    • The Fibar Group, LLC provides a written lifetime warranty on the FibarFelt geotextile fabric material.
    • The Fibar Group, LLC provides a written lifetime warranty on the FibarDrain drainage matrix.
    • The Fibar Group, LLC provides a written 3-year warranty on the FibarMat wear mats.
  • Product Liability Insurance Certificate with project owner named as certificate holder.

PART 5: MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Memberships
    • The Fibar Group, LLC is a member of IPEMA, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association.  IPEMA is a member-driven organization whose mission is to assist in providing creative, fun, and safe play environments for children.

      IPEMA

  • Certificates of Compliance
    IPEMA badges
     ASTM F1292  ASTM2075

 


© 2010 The Fibar Group, LLC

U.S. Patent Nos. 4,679,963; 5,026,207 & 5,076,726.

 

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