ASTM F1915 is a standard test method for glazing for detention facilities. This standard was created by the American Standard for Testing and Materials (ASTM). ASTM International which was funded in 1898, is an international standards developing organization that develops and publishes standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. This standard was published by ASTM F33 which is a committee specializes about detention and correctional facilities. FM 33 has published 14 standards in this area. This standard deals with the equipment, procedures, and acceptance conditions for determining the normal operational performance and the performance characteristics under several conditions of glazing for detention facilities into several organizations including detention and correctional institutions. Several features are not considered such as both installation and maintenance conditions. This test enables to help ensure that glazing used for windows and doors perform against intrusion, avoid that intruders penetrate in unauthorized access and to resist common types of vandalism into an organisation.
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