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ASTM F842-04

ASTM F842-04

Standard Test Methods for Measuring the Forced Entry Resistance of Sliding Door Assemblies, Excluding Glazing Impact

2012-10-08 /Historical
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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.

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.

Acceptance criteria for performance levels are a matter for authorities having specific jurisdiction to establish. Suggested guidelines are found in Annex A1.


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.

1.2.1 Type AA sliding door assembly which incorporates one or more sliding panels that lock to the jamb.

1.2.2 Type BA sliding door assembly which incorporates one or more sliding panels that lock to an intermediate jamb.

1.2.3 Type CA sliding door assembly which incorporates one or more sliding panels that abut and lock to other panels.

1.2.4 Type DA 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 SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

doors; fenestration; forced entry resistance; laboratory method; sliding glass doors
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