ASTM WK10816

    Work Item: ASTM WK10816 - New Test Methods for Time Evaluation of Forced Entry Resistant Assemblies

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F12.10 | Committee F12 | Contact Staff Manager



    1. Scope

    1. Scope 1.1 This standard sets forth test procedures to be used to determine the forced entry protection provided by materials and assemblies intended for use in government, military and commercial buildings and installations (or portions thereof) and which have been identified as structural features through which forced entry may be attempted. 1.2 The forced entry resistance of structural materials and assemblies is evaluated relative to four (4) levels of forced entry threat using the limited hand tool inventory outlined in Table 2. It, also, establishes a system for rating the forced entry resistance of those materials (see Table 1). 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. 1.2.1 Very Low Threat Level (VL)- Specifically exempted from the inventory of available tools for the very low (VL) threat level category is demolition devices (including explosives), ballistic threats of any caliber, power tools (gasoline, electric or hydraulic), and devices requiring more than two persons to transport and operate. 1.2.2 Low Threat Level (L)- Specifically exempted from the inventory of available tools for the low (L) threat level category are demolition devices (including explosives), ballistic threats of any caliber, power tools (gasoline, electric or hydraulic), and devices requiring more than three persons to transport and operate. 1.2.3 Medium Threat Level (M)- Specifically exempted from the inventory of available tools for the medium (M) threat level category are demolition devices (including explosives), power tools requiring an outside power source (self contained, gasoline or battery driven tools are included) and devices requiring more than four persons to transport and operate. 1.2.4 High Threat Level (H)- Specifically exempted from the inventory of available tools for the high (H) threat level category are demolition devices (including explosives) and devices requiring more than six persons to transport and operate. 1.3 Recognizing the impact of rapidly evolving technology on the sophistication of forced entry threats and efforts to protect against those threats, this standard will, from time to time, be revised to reflect changing requirements. Technical comments and recommendations are encouraged and should be directed to the ASTM Sub-Committee F12.10. 1.4 The values stated in inch-pounds are to be regarded as the standard. 1.5 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 to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    Document objective is to pull together forced entry standards for windows from private and government sector. It is anticipated this document would be adopted and used by government, engineers, test labs, designers and specifiers.


    Keywords

    security doors; security windows; forced entry; burglary; detention; institution; glass; glazing; laminated; interlayer; ballistic; blast;

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    3-17-2006

    Technical Contact:
    Julia Schimmelpenningh

    Item:
    001

    Ballot:
    F12 (13-06)

    Status:
    Negative Votes Need Resolution