ASTM F2631 - 07

    Standard Practice for Installation of Chain-Link Fence for Outdoor Sports Fields, Sports Courts and Other Recreation Facilities

    Active Standard ASTM F2631 | Developed by Subcommittee: F14.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.06


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    Significance and Use

    The intended use of this practice is for chain link fencing of varying heights and designs to be used to enclose a sports field, sport court or recreation facility including the internal fencing required for safety, separation of activities, security, crowd control, access and egress or other requirements.

    Consideration should be given to fence offset distances from the activity field to provide a safety area for the participants and viewers.

    This practice is not intended for applications where fencing higher than 12 ft (3660 mm) is desired by the owner.

    Follow Guide F 1553 format to specify the chain link fence material and installation.

    Warning Regarding Windscreens and Added Fence PaddingIf windscreens or padding are to be installed at the time of fence erection or at a later time, it is advisable to use stronger framework, closer post spacing or back bracing of posts depending on the type of screening material to be used, area of the fence covered and the local wind and weather conditions. Post size and spacing based on wind load can be calculated using the Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute’(CLFMI) Guide WL 2445.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice is designed to be used for developing the chain-link fence, design, layout and installation for sports and recreation facilities such as sports fields, sports courts, waterfront areas, docks and marinas and other specific facilities.

    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

    A392 Specification for Zinc-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric

    A491 Specification for Aluminum-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric

    A824 Specification for Metallic-Coated Steel Marcelled Tension Wire for Use With Chain Link Fence

    F552 Terminology Relating to Chain Link Fencing

    F567 Practice for Installation of Chain-Link Fence

    F626 Specification for Fence Fittings

    F668 Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyolefin and Other Polymer-Coated Steel Chain Link Fence Fabric

    F900 Specification for Industrial and Commercial Steel Swing Gates

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

    F969 Practice for Construction of Chain-Link Tennis Court Fence

    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

    F1184 Specification for Industrial and Commercial Horizontal Slide Gates

    F1345 Specification for Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric

    F1553 Guide for Specifying Chain Link Fence

    F1664 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) and Other Conforming Organic Polymer-Coated Steel Tension Wire Used with Chain-Link Fence

    Other Standards

    WL2445 A Guide for the Selection of Line Post Spacings for Chain Link Fence Available from Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute, 10015 Old Columbia Road, Suite B-215, Columbia, MD 21046, http://www.chainlinkinfo.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31151609(Chain links)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2631-07

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