Significance and Use
5.1 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. Technicians performing the test should understand the intent of this test method and should be trained on the execution and pass/fail criteria.
5.2 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.
5.3 Acceptance criteria for performance levels are a matter for authorities having specific jurisdiction to establish. Suggested guidelines are found in .
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 and as shown in . Sliding door assemblies with a combination of operable panels and fixed panels (lites) shall be classified and tested separately for each type.
FIG. 1 Typical Horizontal Sliding Door Assembly Types (viewed from the exterior)
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 for graphic depiction of sliding door assembly types.
1.3 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.
1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5 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.