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ASTM International - ASTM F2781-15

Standard Practice for Testing Forced Entry, Ballistic and Low Impact Resistance of Security Fence Systems

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 November 2015
Status: active
Page Count: 11
ICS Code (Protection against crime): 13.310
significance And Use:

5.1 The success or failure of any attempt to forcefully penetrate a fence system is dependent upon three primary factors that collectively define the threat-the tools and devices employed, the... View More

scope:

1.1 The forced entry resistance of fence systems is evaluated relative to three levels of forced entry threat using the limited hand tool inventory outlined in Table 1. It also establishes a system for rating the forced entry resistance of those systems (see Table 2). The tools specified to be used for testing at each threat level are those that are known to have a maximum destructive effect on structures and their sub-assemblies and are readily available to aggressors categorized as posing that level of threat.

1.1.1 Low Threat Level (L)-Specifically exempted from the inventory of available tools for the low (L) threat level category are power tools (gasoline, electric or hydraulic), and devices requiring more than one person to transport and operate.

1.1.2 Medium Threat Level (M)-Specifically exempted from the inventory of available tools for the medium (M) threat level category are power tools requiring an outside power source or self contained gasoline or battery driven tools and devices requiring more than two persons to transport and operate.

1.1.3 Aggressive Threat Level (A)-Specifically exempted from the inventory of available tools for the high (H) threat level category are devices requiring more than two persons to transport and operate.

1.2 The ability of a fence system to offer protection from bullets fired from a rifle or handgun would be beneficial particularly in Border Fence areas where security personnel can be targets during patrol activities. Accordingly, a limited test using a .38 Special handgun and a 7.62-mm rifle is performed to determine if any level of protection is provided by the fence system.

1.3 The ability of a fence system to provide impact resistance from a 4000 pound mass vehicle moving at a velocity of 20 MPH at a modest cost will provide relative guidance as to the strength of a security fence system in resisting low impact situations.

Document History

ASTM F2781-15
November 1, 2015
Standard Practice for Testing Forced Entry, Ballistic and Low Impact Resistance of Security Fence Systems
5.1 The success or failure of any attempt to forcefully penetrate a fence system is dependent upon three primary factors that collectively define the threat—the tools and devices employed, the number...
July 1, 2010
Standard Practice for Testing Forced Entry, Ballistic and Low Impact Resistance of Security Fence Systems
1.1 The forced entry resistance of fence systems is evaluated relative to three levels of forced entry threat using the limited hand tool inventory outlined in Table 1. It also establishes a system...
July 1, 2009
Standard Practice for Testing Forced Entry Resistance of Security Fence Systems
The success or failure of any attempt to forcefully penetrate a fence system is dependent upon three primary factors that collectively define the threat—the tools and devices employed, the number of...
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