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TRANSVERSE LOAD CHART

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Metposite panel transverse load chart

Fasteners per sq.ft. Transverse load
1.066* 117** psf
1.00 109.76 psf
0.95 104.27 psf
0.90 98.78 psf
0.85 93.29 psf
0.80 87.80 psf
0.75 82.32 psf
0.70 76.83 psf
0.65 71.34 psf
0.60 65.85psf
0.55 60.37 psf
0.50 54.88 psf
0.45 49.39 psf
0.40 43.90 psf
0.35 38.41 psf
0.3 32.93 psf

* Base on 22.5 sq.ft test panel with corner fasteners and side fastened at 12" on center

** ASTM E-72 Structural Performance: Individual panel average ultimate load (held for one minute) 117lbs

***Testing Conducted By Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd. Complete report available on request 

Fastener Requirement

Fastener to be evenly spaced on fastening lip as required to achieve desired transverse load.  See examples below.

Formula: (desired transverse load) x .0092 = (required screws per square foot)

Examples

Fastened 48" on center

48" x 48"

48" x 96"

48" x 120"

Number of screws

8

10

12

Fastener per square

0.5

0.3125

0.3

Transverse load (psf)

54.88

34.30

32.93

 

Fastened 32" on center

48" x 48"

48" x 96"

48" x 120"

Number of screws

12

14

16

Fastener per square

0.75

0.4375

0.4

Transverse load (psf)

82.32

48.02

43.90

 

Fastened 24" on center

48" x 48"

48" x 96"

48" x 120"

Number of screws

12

16

18

Fastener per square

0.75

0.5

0.45

Transverse load (psf)

82.32

54.88

49.39

 

Fastened 16" on center

48" x 48"

48" x 96"

48" x 120"

Number of screws

16

26

28

Fastener per square

1

0.8125

0.7

Transverse load (psf)

109.76

89.18

76.83

 

Fastened 12" on center

48" x 48"

48" x 96"

48" x 120"

Number of screws

20

28

36

Fastener per square

1.25

0.875

0.9

Transverse load (psf)

117+

96.04

98.78

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