ASTM F2548 - 12

    Standard Specification for Expanded Metal Fence Systems for Security Purposes

    Active Standard ASTM F2548 | Developed by Subcommittee: F14.35

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.06


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    Abstract

    This specification covers the selection and installation of expanded metal fence systems for applications on new or retrofit fences capable of denying or delaying unwanted access into or out of a commercial, industrial, governmental, or institutional facility as applicable to homeland security, or where the possibility of malevolent incursion is significant. The metal fences can be expanded (Type 1), or expanded and flattened (Type 2); and uncoated (Class 1), hot-dip zinc coated or galvanized (Class 2), or corrosion-resisting steel (Class 3). Fencings shall conform to specified standard sizes and dimensions.

    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.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers selection and installation of expanded metal fence systems for applications on new or retrofit fences for commercial, industrial, governmental or institutional facilities as applicable to homeland security, or where the possibility of malevolent incursion is significant. See Fig. 1 for typical examples of expanded metal fence applications. This type of fence system is not recommended for residential or public recreational facilities such as pools, schools, and kindergartens.

    Expanded Metal Fencing Applications
    FIG. 1 Expanded Metal Fencing Applications

    1.2 This specification is intended to guide those responsible for or concerned with the design and installation of an expanded metal fence system capable of denying or delaying unwanted access into or out of an area.

    1.3 No recommendation is made or implied here as to the merits of the product from any particular manufacturer. Choice of component selection for the expanded metal system should be made by the writer of the project specification based on their own perception of the product’s merit and the consequence of a malevolent incursion.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. Any values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.5 This specification does not purport to address all of the safety and security concerns, if any, associated with homeland security. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish the required and appropriate level of security.


    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

    A123/A123M Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products

    A307 Specification for Carbon Steel Bolts, Studs, and Threaded Rod 60 000 PSI Tensile Strength

    B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus

    F934 Specification for Colors for Polymer-Coated Chain Link Fence Materials

    F1043 Specification for Strength and Protective Coatings on Steel Industrial Fence Framework

    F1083 Specification for Pipe, Steel, Hot-Dipped Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Welded, for Fence Structures

    F1267 Specification for Metal, Expanded, Steel

    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

    ASCE/SEI 7-05 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.090 (External structures)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F2548-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F2548-12, Standard Specification for Expanded Metal Fence Systems for Security Purposes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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