ASTM F2780 - 09(2014)

    Standard Guide for Design and Construction of Expanded Metal Security Fences and Barriers

    Active Standard ASTM F2780 | Developed by Subcommittee: F14.50

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.06


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    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides assistance for the site security designer to select the proper components required to design a site specific expanded metal physical security perimeter barrier.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the physical protection security concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish the appropriate design for the level of physical protection required and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements or limitations prior to use.

    1.3 It is recommended that Specification F2548 to be used in conjunction with this guide.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as 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.

    ASTM Standards

    A121 Specification for Metallic-Coated Carbon Steel Barbed Wire

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

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

    F626 Specification for Fence Fittings

    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

    F1910 Specification for Long Barbed Tape Obstacles

    F2200 Specification for Automated Vehicular Gate Construction

    F2548 Specification for Expanded Metal Fence Systems for Security Purposes

    F2656 Test Method for Vehicle Crash Testing of Perimeter Barriers

    US Dept. of Defense

    UFC4-020-01 United Facilities Criteria, DoD Security Engineering Facilities Planning Manual

    US Dept. of State

    SD-STD-02.01 Revision A, March 2003 Test Method for Vehicle Crash Gate Testing of Perimeter Barriers and Gates

    General Services Administration

    TheSiteSecurityDesig

    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

    ASCE/SEI7-05 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (Manufacturer shall demonstrate framework design for wind load criteria for the selection of line posts and line post spacing)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.310 (Protection against crime); 91.090 (External structures)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121718(Safety fence and net for rock drop); 46151505(Barriers)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2780

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