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Technical Specifications

Testing and Evaluation Results

The product test results, together with the applicable requirements of ICC-ES AC 174 are shown in Table 1 below.  A full set of test data can be requested.

Table 1. Bear Board Polyethylene Deckboard Test Results

Property
Test Result
Requirement
Pass/Fail
Determination of Allowable Capacity (with adjustment factor and safety factor)
 
W/Max Load (psf)
W/Load @ L/180 (psf)
Span (inches)
 
Design Load
 
1"x5 1/2"
388
106
16
100 psf
Pass
1.5"x5 1/2"
300
100
See note 2
2
22
100 psf
Pass
1.5"x5 1/2"
300
92
24
92 psf
Pass
Baseline Flexural Tests
 
MOR (psi)
MOE (psi)
 
 
N/A
*Note 1
1" x 5 1/2"
1825
88182
1.5"x5 1/2"
1458
90799
Mechanical Fasteners (safety factor of 3 used to determine allowable capacity)
 
Ult. Load
Allowable Capacity
 
 
 
 
Note 1
N/A
 
(lbf)
(lbf)
Withdrawl
477
159
Pull Through
1586
529
Lateral Resistance
736
245
Flame Spread
1.5" x 5 1/2"
Flame Spread Index = 60
 
Flame Spread Index < 200
Pass
Duration of Load
1"x5 1/2"
No failure of tertiary creep evident
 
Zero Failure or evidence of tertiary creep
Pass
1.5"x5 1/2"
No failure of tertiary creep evident
 
Pass
Temperature and Moisture Effects
 
MOR(psi)
Percent Change
MOE(psi)
Percent Change
 
 
1"x5 1/2" Baseline
1825
N/A
88182
N/A
1"x 5 1/2" - Cold Temp Effect
3742
105%
228066
159%
Note 3
N/A
1"x5 1/2" - Elev. Temp Effect
1215
-33%
56531
-36%
N/A
1"x5 1/2" - Moisture Effect
1791
-2%
94868
8%
N/A
Ultraviolet (UV) Resitance
 
MOR(psi)
Percent Change
MOE(psi)
Percent Change
 
 
1"x5 1/2" ripped to 1" x 1"
1645
N/A
96851
N/A
1"x5 1/2" ripped to 1" x 1"
1640
0%
93191
0%
Note 3
N/A
Freeze - Thaw Resistance
 
MOR(psi)
Percent Change
MOE(psi)
Percent Change
 
 
1"x5 1/2"  Baseline
1931
N/A
104286
N/A
1"x5 1/2" Freeze Thaw Effect
1596
-17%
82996
-20%
Note 3
N/A

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