ASTM F1911 - 05(2010)

    Standard Practice for Installation of Barbed Tape

    Active Standard ASTM F1911 | Developed by Subcommittee: F14.40

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.06


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    Significance and Use

    This practice is intended to provide standard requirements utilizing specialized equipment and hand tools.

    Ensure that the barbed tape is fabricated from acceptable material and well constructed. Field verification of the barbed tape's acceptability shall be in accordance with the project's specifications and this specification.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the installation procedure for barbed tape.

    1.2 The primary purpose of this practice is to guide those responsible for or concerned with the installation of barbed tape on chain link fences, masonry walls, roofs or used as ground barriers. This standard is not intended to cover aspects of perimeter security for establishing levels of product performance or give analysis relating to various design comparisons.

    1.3 This standard involves the use of material, that may cause injury, including exposure to hazardous materials, and operation of specialized equipment.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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 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.

    ASTM Standards

    F1379 Terminology Relating to Barbed Tape

    F1910 Specification for Long Barbed Tape Obstacles

    F1916 Specifications for Selecting Chain Link Barrier Systems With Coated Chain Link Fence Fabric and Round Posts for Detention Applications


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains); 95.020 (Military engineering. Military affairs. Weapons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31201500(Tape)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1911-05R10

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