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May 11, 2012 - ASTM Subcommittee E54.05 has begun to develop ASTM WK36550, Specification for Applying Cable Barrier Systems to Provide Physical Protection Along the Passive Perimeter Around Assets Requiring High Security Against Vehicular Threats. According to E54 member Paul Bulten, proposed standard will aid users in finding direction needed to determine appropriateness, crash rating type selection, and how to ensure system installed has capability equivalent to test-proven system.

ASTM Homeland Security Committee Developing Physical Barrier Systems Standard for High Security Assets

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Press release date: May 8, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-Physical barrier systems are an important component in protecting high security assets, and the demand for barrier products has intensified. The capability and integrity of these systems must be verified through testing, and ensured through manufacturing and installation compliance with minimum standard requirements for compatibility with tested designs.

In order to facilitate this compliance, Subcommittee E54.05 on Building and Infrastructure Protection has begun to develop a new proposed standard, ASTM WK36550, Specification for Applying Cable Barrier Systems to Provide Physical Protection Along the Passive Perimeter Around Assets Requiring High Security Against Vehicular Threats. E54.05 is under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee E54 on Homeland Security Applications.

The proposed standard will apply to any asset (including a facility, natural resource or event) requiring security against vehicular attack, according to Paul Bulten, product director, Ameristar Fence Products, and an E54 member.

"Users will be able to find direction needed to determine when and where a vehicular barrier is appropriate, what type of impact energy (crash rating) to select and how to ensure that the system installed is equivalent in capability to the system proven by independent certified testing," says Bulten.

Bulten notes that ASTM WK36550 will be one of many barrier specifications supplementing a proposed all-encompassing core standard on vehicle barriers that will be patterned after the U.S. Department of Defense United Facilities Criteria document UFC-022-02, Selection and Application of Vehicle Barriers. Others standards in this series would cover bollards, wedges, nets, barrier arms and crash gates, among other barrier types.

ASTM International standards can be purchased from Customer Service (phone: 610-832-9585; ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

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ASTM Committee E54 Next Meeting: June 25-27, 2012, June Committee Week, San Diego, Calif. Technical Contact: Paul Bulten, Ameristar Fence Products, Tulsa, Okla., Phone: 918-835-0898;

ASTM Staff Contact: Rick Lake, Phone: 610-832-9689; ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603;
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