Standard Test Methods for Physical Assault on Vertical Fixed Barriers for Detention and Correctional Facilities
|Publication Date:||10 July 2003|
|ICS Code (Public buildings):||91.040.10|
These test methods cover requirements for simulated service tests and testing equipment for determining the performance characteristics of walls designed to incarcerate inmates in detention and correctional institutions. The testing equipment provides for the setup and testing of two sample fixed barriers side-by-side, one with no openings and one equipped with a representative penetration in accordance with the American Correctional Association (ACA) standard for clear view area of 3 ft² (0.279 m²), 12 in. (305 mm) wide by 36 in. (914 mm) high.
It is the intent of these test methods to help ensure that detention security walls perform at or above minimum acceptable levels to control passage of unauthorized or secure areas, to confine inmates, to delay and frustrate escape attempts, and to resist vandalism. It is recognized that in order to meet the intent of these test methods, opening assemblies within these walls must be compatible with the level of performance required by: Test Methods F 1450, F 1592, and F 1643.
These test methods apply to walls enclosing or separating secure areas
The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values given in parentheses are approximate and for information only.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.