INSPECTION & ACCEPTANCE
Prismatic reflectors to be used for various types of delineation shall meet the requirements of Article 4186.11. Plastic backed reflectors are for temporary use only. Aluminum backed reflectors are for either temporary or permanent use. Approved Products are listed in the Materials Approved Products Listing Enterprise (MAPLE).
Acceptance of prismatic reflectors for use on Iowa Department of Transportation projects will be on the basis of manufacturer and brand name approval.
To obtain approval for prismatic reflectors under Appendix A, the manufacturer shall submit the following items to the Construction and Materials Bureau in Ames, Iowa:
1. Product identification including brand name and product number.
2. Complete manufacturer recommendations for usage along with technical data sheets.
3. Independent test data or manufacturers quality control manual and test data confirming compliance to specifications.
4. Product samples may be requested after review of information submitted.
a. If requested supply the following: Post Mounted Delineators - 20 of each color
Approval of prismatic reflectors may be withdrawn because of deficient monitor test results; product changes made after original approval, or unsatisfactory field performance.
The Construction and Materials Bureau may sample and test prismatic reflectors to verify compliance with specifications. Samples may also be requested to be sent to an independent testing facility to verify specification compliance.