ASTM F3204 - 16

    Standard Guide for Design and Construction of Welded Wire Fence Systems for Security Purposes

    Active Standard ASTM F3204 | Developed by Subcommittee: F14.50

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.06


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides assistance for the site security engineer to select the proper components required to design a site-specific, welded-wire 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 the standard to establish the appropriate design level of physical protection required and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements or limitations.

    1.3 Specification F2453 is to be used in conjunction with this guide.

    1.4 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 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. Some specific hazards statements are given in Section 7 on Hazards.


    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

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

    F934 Specification for 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

    F1665 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) and Other Conforming Organic Polymer-Coated Steel Barbed Wire Used With Chain-Link Fence

    F1910 Specification for Long Barbed Tape Obstacles

    F1911 Practice for Installation of Barbed Tape

    F2453 Specification for Welded Wire Mesh Fence Fabric (Metallic-Coated or Polymer Coated) for Meshes of 6 in.2 [3871 mm2] or Less, in Panels or Rolls, with Uniform Meshes

    American Society of Civil Engineers Standards

    ASCE/SEI 7-10


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wire ropes and link chains)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152002(Barbed wire)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3204-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3204-16, Standard Guide for Design and Construction of Welded Wire Fence Systems for Security Purposes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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