Testing for Wind-Based Hazards

August 30, 2014   -  

Focus On: Wind Testing

With hurricane weather on the horizon, we thought we would share some facts about wind-based hazards. At NGC Testing Services, we duplicate some of these wind pressures through ASTM E 330 to see how building assemblies and materials resist damage from high winds. The adjacent table gives examples of wind and pressure rates and the havoc wind can create. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, for example, estimates potential hurricane damage based on sustained wind speed, with a rating of 1 to 5 (5 being severe catastrophe likely).

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