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ASTM F2697

Standard Test Methods for Physical Assault on Overhead Horizontal Fixed Barriers for Detention and Correctional Facilities

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 January 2015
Status: active
Page Count: 11
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These test methods cover requirements for simulated service tests and testing equipment for determining the performance characteristics of horizontal fixed barriers designed to incarcerate inmates in detention and correctional institutions. The testing equipment provides for the setup and testing of sample barriers and installation systems.

It is the intent of these test methods to help ensure that detention security horizontal fixed barriers perform at or above minimum acceptable levels for control of passage to unauthorized or secure areas, to confine inmates, and to delay and frustrate escape attempts. Provide security grilles, access doors, light fixtures, and similar assemblies compatible with these levels of performance, with test apparatus adjustments as required to suit the particular product.

These test methods apply to horizontal fixed barriers enclosing or separating secure areas of detention/correctional facilities.

The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversion to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

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.

Document History

ASTM F2697
January 1, 2015
Standard Test Methods for Physical Assault on Overhead Horizontal Fixed Barriers for Detention and Correctional Facilities
These test methods cover requirements for simulated service tests and testing equipment for determining the performance characteristics of horizontal fixed barriers designed to incarcerate inmates in...

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