||Lock It Right with Hasps Graded in ASTM F 2155
A task group of ASTM Committee F12 on Security Systems and Equipment has developed a standard specification
for hasps, the name for hardware that holds padlocks to doors.
New this year, F 2155, Standard Specification for Performance of Hasps and Other Attachment
Devices for Padlocks or Seals, describes the many components of
hasp attachment devices. It also grades the hardwares performance,
providing a selection criteria for users.
A padlock and a hasp have to work together, says Joe Hugo, F12
manager. The task group created F 2155 as a companion to ASTM
F 883, Standard Performance Specification for Padlocks. Historically,
complete combinations of security elements have been tested as
a whole to assure success, says committee member Robert W. Loughlin
of Stanton, N.J. These two standards used together provide the
user a basis from which to select appropriate hardware, he adds.
Both standards are intended for use in the general marketplace
for security hardware.
The specification does not include criteria for specialty hasps
used by the Department of Defense or other highly sensitive applications.
Loughlin assisted in the development of both standards with Edward
Saladin, product engineer, American Lock Co., Crete, Ill. Input
into the development of Committee F12 standards has included engineers
in product development, design, testing, and manufacturing; representatives
of sales, marketing, and consulting; laboratories; trade associations;
the U.S. Department of Defense; locks, padlocks, and hasps manufacturing
managers; and others.
Direct technical questions to Robert W. Loughlin, Stanton, N.J. (phone: 908/236-7579) or Edward Saladin, American Lock Co., Crete, Ill. (phone: 708/534-2000, ext. 264).
Committee F12 meets Oct. 15-16 in Norfolk, Va. For meeting or
membership details, contact Joe Hugo, manager of F12, Technical Committee Operations (610/832-9740).
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