PAS 68:2010 - Impact test specifications for vehicle security barriers – BSI British Standards

PAS 68:2010

Impact test specifications for vehicle security barriers

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : January 2010 Replaced By : PAS 68:2013

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PAS 68 Impact test specifications for vehicle security barriers

This Publicly Available Specification (PAS) has been prepared to address the needs of organizations who want assurance that vehicle security barriers will provide the level of impact resistance they are aiming for.

Many systems are available that are either promoted or considered suitable for use as vehicle security barriers. As their characteristics differ in both function and form, a comparative means of assessing their performance is required.

PAS 68 identifies impact test methods, tolerances, test vehicle type and vehicle performance criteria that need to be met in order to conform to PAS 68. Design guidance for installing barriers is provided in PAS 69:2006.

PAS68 cites a classification system for the performance of vehicle security barriers and their supporting foundations when subjected to a single horizontal impact.

This PAS specifies two test methods of determining the performance classification of vehicle security barriers:

  • The vehicle impact method
  • The design method [which includes the use of finite element analysis (FEA) techniques if validated by test data].

This PAS lists alternative test methods for determining the performance classification of a vehicle security barrier.

This PAS does not cover the performance of a vehicle security barrier when subjected to blast or ballistic impact.

Contents of this specification for vehicle security barriers include:

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Vehicle impact method – Classification code
  • Vehicle impact assessment
  • Design method
  • Documentation
  • Test preparation
  • Prototypes
  • Generic rigid test foundation for a single fixed bollard for vehicle impact tests
  • Alternative methods of impact testing
  • Proforma test report
  • Bibliography

List of figures

  1. 1. Measurements to be recorded
  2. 2. Test block for access by a pedestrian intruder
  3. 3. Test vehicle’s impact condition
  4. 4. Vehicle classifications – Illustrations
  5. 5. Indicative camera locations (plan view)
  6. 6. Generic rigid test foundation specification for a single fixed bollard


List of tables

  1. 1. Performance classification – Vehicle impact test
  2. 2. Vehicle impact test criteria
  3. 3. Specification for test vehicles
  4. 4. Permissible values for performance class – Design
  5. 5.  Product design criteria
  6. 6. Assessment of modified vehicle security barriers
  7. 7. Generic rigid test foundation specification for a fixed bollard

Also available:

PAS 69:2006 Guidelines for the specification and installation of vehicle security barriers

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Standard NumberPAS 68:2010
TitleImpact test specifications for vehicle security barriers
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 January 2010
Withdrawn Date31 August 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 1992-1-1:2004, NA to BS EN 1992-1-1:2004, BS EN ISO/IEC 17025
Informative References(Provided for Information)PAS 69:2006, BS 8500-1:2006, BS EN 206-1, BS 8500-2:2006, BS EN 1317-1:1998, BS AU 164:1977, ISO 3784:1976, BS AU 246:1992, ISO 10392:1992, EN ISO/IEC 17025, LPS 1175
Replaced ByPAS 68:2013
ReplacesPAS 68:2007
DescriptorsSecurity, Barriers, Road vehicles, Protective barriers, Security systems in buildings, Access control systems (buildings), Bollards (traffic), Crash barriers, Safety devices, Street furniture, Performance, Classification systems, Foundations, Impact resistance tests, Impact testing, Testing conditions
ISBN978 0 580 62182 6
File Size2.512 MB

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