ASTM F3016 Crash Testing of Storefront Barriers


The scenario of a car or truck going through a storefront, damaging property and injurying or killing pedestrians, happens too often. Therefore, across the country, city and county governments are considering legislation that would require storefronts to install protective barriers. Calspan is involved in this effort as a provider of ASTM F3016 certification.

This new, innovative test standard establishes a range of low impact speeds at 10mph (16km/h), 20mph (32km/h), 30mph (48km/h) using a 5,000lb (2,268kg) surrogate cart/bogie which simulates an SUV or pickup truck to determine the device’s effectiveness via a penetration rating system.

Calspan has the equipment to test the latest version of the standard known as ASTM F3016-19.

F3016 Test Diagram (Pre Test)
F3016 Test Diagram (Post Test)


Through our collaborative approach and expertise in ASTM F3016 testing, Calspan’s customers enjoy innumerable benefits:

  • Customer Focused - At Calspan, we understand the stress manufacturers are under when a product is being tested; that is why we take the extra time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and work in a collaborative manner to get tests executed properly and on time.
  • Turn Key Solution - Calspan has all the equipment, personnel and resources to take care of all the different steps involved in testing, from installation, test execution and custom test reports.
  • Accredited Facility - Calspan is accredited to ISO 17025 to perform all the various test standards for such barrier systems 
  • High Precision, Accuracy and Test Data - We use the same high-quality test equipment that is common for full-vehicle crash testing in the automotive industry through NHTSA/DOT & Vehicle OEMs
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