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

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    1. Scope

    1.\tScope 1.1\tThese test methods cover requirements for simulated service tests and testing equipment for determining the performance characteristics of ceilings designed to incarcerate inmates in detention and correctional institutions. The testing equipment provides for the setup and testing of sample ceilings and installation systems. 1.2\tIt is the intent of these test methods to help ensure that detention security ceilings 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. 1.3\tThese test methods apply to ceilings enclosing or separating secure areas of detention/correctional facilities. 1.4\tThe 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. 1.5\tThis standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.


    Security, Detention Security, Detention Ceiling, Security Ceiling, Physical Security, Correctional Facility, Detention Facility

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

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    Technical Contact:
    James Stapleton, Jr.


    F33 (07-04)

    Withdrawn From Balloting


    F33 (14-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as F2697-2015 and Pending Publication