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Standard 540-13 | Test Method for Louvers Impacted by Wind Borne Debris

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Section/Figure/Table #: 11
The 550 committee revised their Section 9, which coincides with Section 11 in 540. They suggested 540 adapt the same changes. The changes are noted in the comments of the Word draft that the committee will work on in Box.

Proposed Change:
Delete items 12 through 17 in the list in Section 11; replace with the following:

12. For head frame, jamb frame, sill, blades and other components, verify
a. Material (aluminum components are aluminum, steel components are steel, etc., not checking chemical composition)
b. Width of component
c. Depth of component
d. Thickness of component (two locations)
e. Features and shape of component visually matches drawing

13. Unverifiable components must be documented in report

For connection details, verify
a. Blade to frame connections
b. Sill to jamb connections
c.Head to jamb connections
(Verification shall consist of visually inspecting weld sizes and lengths)
(Verification shall consist of inspecting fastener diameters and lengths
d.Other connections shown on manufacturer’s drawings

Amanda Muledy
Posted: May 5, 2017

Section/Figure/Table #: test method's
is there any testing or reporting on impact resistant items in the aftermath of recent hurricanes? i would just like to know the extra we are paying for these products is paying off.

Powers of Arkansas
Posted: September 18, 2017

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