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ASTM F2684/F2684M-07(2012)e1

Standard Test Method for Portable High Anchor Devices

Standard Test Method for Portable High Anchor Devices
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Significance and Use

Static Load TestThis test verifies that the portable high anchor device can support the design load without permanent deformation and continue to function in a safe manner.

Load Test for FailureThis test determines the force at which the portable high anchor device fails.


1.1 This test method applies to portable high anchor devices that may be used by rescue personnel during both training exercises and actual rescue operations.

1.2 This test method covers two mechanical tests, the Static Load Test and the Load Test for Failure.

1.3 Tests contained herein are destructive in nature. Portable high anchor devices subjected to any of these tests shall not be used in any way after testing except in evaluating the results of such testing.

1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.5 This specification does not imply approval of any method of use of portable high anchor devices. In addition, the tests described are laboratory tests and do not duplicate field conditions. Furthermore, the test load values contained herein are not to be interpreted as the forces which a portable high anchor device may be subjected to, or may be expected to sustain, in actual field use.

1.6 See Section 6 on Hazards for safety warning.

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Book of Standards Volume: 13.02
Developed by Subcommittee: F32.01
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/F2684_F2684M-07R12E01
ICS Code: 13.340.60