TAS 203: Criteria for Testing Products Subject to Cyclic Wind Pressure
Standard: TAS 203 – Criteria for Testing Products Subject to Cyclic Wind Pressure
Scope: This protocol covers procedures for conducting the cyclic wind pressure loading test required by the Florida Building Code, Building and TAS 201-94
Applicable Products: Wall cladding, glass block, exterior doors, garage doors, skylights, exterior windows, storm shutters, and any other external component which helps maintain the integrity of the building envelope that are intended for use in high velocity hurricane zones (HVHZ)
Test Procedure: Cyclic structural loading is performed in both the positive and negative directions. A total of 4500 cycles are performed in the positive direction in 4 stages of increasing pressure followed by a total of 4500 cycles in the negative direction in 4 stages of decreasing pressure. The pressures at each stage are determined by the design pressure of the product.
End Result: Verification that the product does or does not meet the performance criteria for cyclic wind pressure loading. A comprehensive test report will be issued at the end of the conclusion of testing.
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