ASTM-F2814 Standard Guide for Design and Construction of Ornamental Steel Picket Fence Systems for Security Purposes

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Standard Guide for Design and Construction of Ornamental Steel Picket Fence Systems for Security Purposes



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1.1 This guide covers the material and installation standards for selection in the design of an ornamental steel picket fence system for security applications. The proper material selection and system installation and layout can substantially increase the difficulty to penetrate; thereby, increasing the intrusion delay time.

1.2 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.

1.3 This guide is not intended to set specific requirements for an ornamental steel picket fence system for security purposes. It intends to cover the considerations or options pertinent to the design and construction of ornamental steel picket fence systems for security purposes.

1.4 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.

Significance and Use

4.1 Ornamental steel picket fence systems can be designed to provide greater levels of security by selecting styles and configurations that increase the difficulty to penetrate and in turn increase delay time. Some examples include: increasing the height of the fence, using ornamental picket styles that curve outward to form a parapet on the attack side of the fence, and decreasing the spacing between vertical pickets.

4.2 Security hardening of ornamental steel picket fence systems can be achieved by adding fence security accessories (that is, barbed wire to the top; barbed tape to the top, side or bottom of the fence; or spiked railing supplements along the top rail) or by attaching supplemental security fence fill materials (that is, expanded metal, barbed tape mesh, welded wire mesh, or chain-link mini-mesh fabric). Slats or screening panels can be inserted to restrict visibility when required.

4.3 Multiple fence lines can be installed to create isolation zones that enhance the ability to patrol or visually monitor the area.

4.4 Anti-ram cable systems may be added to resist vehicle penetration into a protected perimeter.


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To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

01.06 (Coated Steel Products)

To find similar documents by classification:

13.310 (Protection against crime Including security services, security procedures, burglar alarm devices, burglary resisting materials and equipment, bullet resisting materials and equipment, anti-theft devices for vehicles, safes, strong rooms, etc.)

91.090 (External structures Including fences, gates, arches, sheds, garages, etc.)

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Oct. 12, 2023

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