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ASTM C1238 - 97(2012) Standard Guide for Installation of Walk-Through Metal Detectors


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This guide is intended for use by the designers, evaluators, and users of walk-through metal detectors to be installed to screen persons entering or leaving a controlled access area. This guide is not meant to constrain design liberty but is to be used as a guide in the selection of location and installation of walk-through metal detectors.

1. Scope

1.1 Some facilities require that personnel entering designated areas be screened for concealed weapons and other metallic materials. Also, personnel exiting designated areas are often screened for metallic shielding material and other types of metallic contraband. Walk-through metal detectors are widely used to implement these requirements. This guide describes various elements to be considered when planning to install walk-through metal detectors.

1.2 This guide is not intended to set performance levels, nor is it intended to limit or constrain operational technologies.

1.3 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.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

NRC Document
NUREG-1329 Entry/Exit Control At Fuel Fabrication Facilities Using or Possessing Formula Quantities of Strategic Special Nuclear Material

U.S. Government Documents
DOE5633.3 Control and Accountability of Nuclear Materials, February 3, 1988

National Fire Protection Associations (NPA) Life Safety Code Handbook
NFPA-101-1988, Chapter 28, Industrial Occupancy

ANSI Standard
Z41.1-PT-1983 Class 50 and 75--For Non-ferrous and Ferrous Safety Footwear

National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (NILECJ) Standard
0601.00 For Design, Performance, and Allowable Magnetic Field Strength

Index Terms

detector aperture; metal detection field; metal detector; walk-through metal detector; Continuous-wave (CW) metal detector; Detector aperture; Installation; Metal detection/metal detector; Personnel; Pulse-wave metal detector; Walk-through metal detector

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 13.310 (Protection against crime); 13.320 (Alarm and warning systems)

DOI: 10.1520/C1238-97R12

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