ASTM WK36550

    New Specification for Applying Cable Barrier Systems to Provide Physical Protection along the Passive Perimeter around Assets Requiring High Security against Vehicular Threats

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    1. Scope

    This specification defines the requirements for use of barrier systems employing cables to provide permanent physical protection against vehicular threats to the passive portions of the perimeter surrounding an asset determined to be at high risk to terrorist attack. Minimum requirements are provided for choosing a certified system proven by test to meet the appropriate rating, for selecting an experienced and barrier system manufacturer and barrier installation contractor, and for installing the crash-rated system in a manner that ensures consistency with the test certified design.


    cable reinforcement; dynamic penetration; vehicle barrier; penetration rating

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Paul Bulten

    Draft Under Development