This specification establishes the performance-based and prescriptive-based methods of evaluating various classes of automated gate constructions that are used for vehicular traffic. The gate types addressed in this specification include horizontal slide gates, horizontal swing gates, vertical lift gates, vertical pivot gates, and overhead pivot gates. Conversely, the four classes of gates covered here are as follows: Class I, a gate for the garage or parking area intended for use in a home of a one-to-four single family dwelling; Class II, a gate intended for use in a commercial location or building such as a multi-family housing unit (five or more single family units), hotel, garages, retail store, or other building servicing the general public; Class III, a gate intended for use in an industrial location or building such as a factory, loading dock area, or other locations not intended to service the general public; and Class IV, a gate intended for use in a guarded industrial location or building such as an airport security area, or other restricted access locations not servicing the general public, in which unauthorized access is prevented by means of supervision by security personnel.
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1.1 This specification defines performance-based and prescriptive-based methods of evaluating various classes of gates that are used for vehicular traffic and are to be automated.
1.2 Gate types addressed in this specification include horizontal slide gates, horizontal swing gates, vertical lift gates, vertical pivot gates and overhead pivot gates.
1.3 Gate types not listed in this specification will be subject to any applicable provisions contained in this specification.
1.4 Automated vehicular gates that do not comply with this specification shall be subject to independent evaluation for compliance with UL 325.
1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
UL325 Standard for Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver, and Window Operators and Systems Available from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), 333 Pfingsten Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062-2096, http://www.ul.com.
Automated vehicular gates; Gates; Swing-type fence gates
ICS Number Code 91.060.50 (Doors and windows)
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