ASTM C1238 - 97(2012)

    Standard Guide for Installation of Walk-Through Metal Detectors

    Active Standard ASTM C1238 | Developed by Subcommittee: C26.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 12.01


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    Significance and Use

    This guide is intended for use by the designers, evaluators, and users of walk-through metal detectors to be installed to screen persons entering or leaving a controlled access area. This guide is not meant to constrain design liberty but is to be used as a guide in the selection of location and installation of walk-through metal detectors.

    1. Scope

    1.1 Some facilities require that personnel entering designated areas be screened for concealed weapons and other metallic materials. Also, personnel exiting designated areas are often screened for metallic shielding material and other types of metallic contraband. Walk-through metal detectors are widely used to implement these requirements. This guide describes various elements to be considered when planning to install walk-through metal detectors.

    1.2 This guide is not intended to set performance levels, nor is it intended to limit or constrain operational technologies.

    1.3 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    NRC Document

    NUREG-1329 Entry/Exit Control At Fuel Fabrication Facilities Using or Possessing Formula Quantities of Strategic Special Nuclear Material Available from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.310 (Protection against crime); 13.320 (Alarm and warning systems)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41111903(Metal detectors)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1238-97R12

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