Significance and Use
These test methods are intended to establish a measure of resistance for sliding door assemblies subjected to attacks (other than impacting glazing materials) by unskilled or opportunistic burglars. Resistance to higher levels of force generated by skilled burglary attack requires methods, such as alarms, communication, or apprehension systems, or special security glazing materials more sophisticated than those evaluated by these test methods.
Entry through a sliding door assembly can be accomplished by impacting or removing glazing materials. This method does not evaluate glazing materials for breakage or de-glazing. Other standards must be used to evaluate forced entry by impacting or removing glazing.
Acceptance criteria for performance levels are a matter for authorities having specific jurisdiction to establish. Suggested guidelines are found in Annex A1.
1.1 These test methods determine the ability of sliding door assemblies to restrain, delay, or frustrate forced entry.
1.2 For purposes of these test methods, sliding door assemblies are defined as described in 1.2.1-1.2.4 and as shown in Fig. 1. Sliding door assemblies with a combination of operable panels and fixed panels (lites) shall be classified and tested separately for each type.
1.2.1 Type A—A sliding door assembly which incorporates one or more sliding panels that lock to the jamb.
1.2.2 Type B—A sliding door assembly which incorporates one or more sliding panels that lock to an intermediate jamb.
1.2.3 Type C—A sliding door assembly which incorporates one or more sliding panels that abut and lock to other panels.
1.2.4 Type D—A sliding door assembly which incorporates one or more fixed or stationary panels that are designed not to open.
Note 1—See Fig. 1 for graphic depiction of sliding door assembly types.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 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.
FIG. 1 Typical Horizontal Sliding Door Assembly Types (viewed from the exterior)
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
AAMA1303.5 Voluntary Specifications for Forced Entry Resistant Aluminum Sliding Glass Doors
CMBSO1-79 California Model Building Security Ordinance
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
doors; fenestration; forced entry resistance; laboratory method; sliding glass doors;
ICS Number Code 13.310 (Protection against crime); 91.060.50 (Doors and windows)
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