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Test Report

To Sorrento Glass     Report No MTS-18392 SG Rev 2
1 / 7 Hector St Osborne Park WA 6017     Issue Date 22/08/2014
Order No. G. Vile     Test Date 13/06/2014


MTS Metallurgical Testing Services was engaged to perform load tests on a toughned safety glass pool fence panel in general accordance
with the requirements of AS 1926.1 – 2012.


ID Item/Heat No. Dimensions/Type/Details Overall Assessment
18392/01 Stainless Steel Spigot 2.0m Long x 12mm Thick x 1.2m High
frameless toughened safety glass panel
supported on 50mm Square duplex stainless
steel spigots


Examinations & Tests

The details and procedure for the installation of the spigot fixings were observed and verified. Subsequently, the static and dynamic load
tests were conducted on the fully installed panel.



The results of the tests reported herein COMPLIED with the requirements of AS 1926.1 – 2012.



Revision 2: This report is a revision of MTS-18392 SG Rev 1, dated 18 July 2014, and has been revised to include additional information
about the glass panel type and thickness.



Colin Lorrimar

Metallurgical Testing Manager



Visual Examination

The panel was installed in accordance with this drawing, modified to suit the 100mm thick floor at the test site.

Test Items

50mm Square Spigot – Face view 50mm Square Spigot – Side view


Load Test


Test Specification AS 1926.1 – 2012, Appendix C   Test Procedure MTS-TP3.7 Load Tests of Protective Enclosures,Barriers and Fences

Specimen ID Test Load (N) Deflection Under Load (mm) Permanent Distortion (mm) Observations Assessment
18392/01 330 21.5 0.0 No damage or permanent distortion COMPLIES


The fence panel under test load.

Requirements: No breakage or signs of fracture or loosening of any part. Maximum Permanent Distortion: 6mm.


Strength Test (Dynamic Load)

Test Specification AS 1926.1 – 2012, Appendix D   Test Procedure MTS-TP5.3 Dynamic Load (Pendulum) Tests of
structures and Components

Specimen ID Observations Assessment
18392/01 Test Object Weight: 9.5 kg
Pendulum Radius: 1400mm
The test object was impacted into the pool fence panel at three separate locations.
Test Results: No breakage, tearing, signs of fracture or loosening of fixings or

The test object contact position.

The test object ready for release.

Requirements: No breakage, tearing or signs of fracture and no looseness of the fixings or components that would impair the effectiveness of the

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