ASTM International - ASTM F1043-03
Standard Specification for Strength and Protective Coatings on Metal Industrial Chain Link Fence Framework
|Publication Date:||10 August 2003|
|ICS Code (External structures):||91.090|
1.1 This specification covers the strength and protective coating requirements for industrial steel chain link fence framework. Maximum allowable heights of framework and post spacing are to be based on chain link fence fabric mesh size and gages, and specified wind loads. Post spacings are not to exceed 10 ft. (For additional information, see CLFMI Guide WLG2445).
1.1.1 Caution Regarding WindloadIf additives to the fence, such as windscreen, inserts or signage, are required, it is advisable to use stronger framework and fittings, to reduce the on-center spacing of posts or to add back bracing. Factors to consider when determining windload include the type of screening material to be used, area of fence to be covered, and local wind conditions.
1.2 Posts and rails may have any cross-sectional shape meeting the requirements herein. The shapes may be formed and welded, cold formed, hot rolled, or extruded.
1.3 The values in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values stated in SI units are for information purposes only.
Note 1-For aluminum-alloy extruded structural pipe and tube please refer to Specification B 429.