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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.
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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 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.
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 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
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.
1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A123/A123M Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products
A307 Specification for Carbon Steel Bolts, Studs, and Threaded Rod 60000 PSI Tensile Strength
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
F934 Specification for Standard 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
ICS Number Code 91.090 (External structures)
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ASTM F2548-20, Standard Specification for Expanded Metal Fence Systems for Security Purposes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.orgBack to Top