Things about ASTM-E2353-16: Standard test methods for performance of glazing in permanent railing systems, guards, and balustrades.
1.1 These test methods cover procedures to be followed in testing the performance of glazing in permanent railing systems, guards, and balustrades including components such as rails and swing gates or other forms of required guardrail opening protection installed in and for assembly, commercial, educational, industrial, institutional, stadiums, recreational, and residential buildings and other structures such as towers or elevated platforms.
1.2 These test methods are applicable to such railing, guard, and balustrade systems having glass or other glazing materials as the major structural component or the infill panel including swing gates and other forms of guardrail protection.
1.3 These test methods can be used to determine whether permanent rails, guards, and balustrades including components, having glass or other glazing material comply with requirements of performance specifications, codes, norms, and standards.
1.4 Specifically, these test methods cover procedures for determining the static strength, impact performance, and post- breakage characteristics of railing systems, guards, and balustrades, including a component with glass or other glazing material installed in one, two, three, and four-side support systems fastened to concrete, masonry, wood, metal, and related products.