ASTM E2358 - 04(2010)

    Standard Specification for the Performance of Glass in Permanent Glass Railing Systems, Guards, and Balustrades

    Active Standard ASTM E2358 | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.56

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.12


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    Abstract

    This specification covers the classification, design and performance requirements, and test methods for glass in permanent railing systems, guards, and balustrades installed in agricultural, assembly, commercial, educational, industrial, institutional, recreational, and residential buildings. This specification considers that the overall outlook is based on the health and safety of all potential users of buildings, and establishes the basic minimum requirements and criteria that lead to satisfactory products under normal and anticipated building uses, and not for abuses for which the building and its components are not designed. Also, this specification does not give consideration to design criteria for specific field conditions, the establishment of which is the prerogative and responsibility of the designer, specification writer, and regulatory agencies.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    The significance and use of the test methods is contained in Test Methods E2353..

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers glass in permanent railing systems, guards and balustrades installed in agricultural, assembly, commercial, educational, industrial, institutional, recreational, and residential buildings.

    1.2 This specification is intended to be applied to permanent glass railing systems for buildings and to such railing systems, rails, guards and balustrades having major structural components made of glass, or the secondary components such as infill or balusters made of glass.

    1.3 This specification considers that the overall outlook is based on the health and safety of all potential users of buildings. The criteria incorporated in this specification provide for normal and anticipated building uses, but not for abuses for which the building and its components are not designed.

    1.4 This specification establishes basic minimum requirements and criteria that lead to satisfactory products under normal use conditions and does not give consideration to design criteria for specific field conditions, the establishment of which is the prerogative and responsibility of the designer, specification writer, and regulatory agencies.

    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.

    10.1 The scope of the test methods is contained in Test Methods E2353.


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

    ASTM Standards

    E631 Terminology of Building Constructions

    E935 Test Methods for Performance of Permanent Metal Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings

    E1481 Terminology of Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings

    E2025 Test Method for Evaluating Fenestration Components and Assemblies for Resistance to Impact Energies

    E2353 Test Methods for Performance of Glass in Permanent Glass Railing Systems, Guards, and Balustrades

    F1233 Test Method for Security Glazing Materials And Systems

    Other Standards

    CPSC16CFR Part 1201 Architectural Glazing Materials, Federal Register Available from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 4330 East-West Hwy., Bethesda, MD 20814.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 81.040.20 (Glass in building)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30171700(Glass products)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E2358-04R10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E2358-04(2010), Standard Specification for the Performance of Glass in Permanent Glass Railing Systems, Guards, and Balustrades, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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