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Design Load Definitions

Learn more about selecting the appropriate loading for your floor access door or utility vault cover.

Rating

Live Load

Impact

Pedestrian

300 lbs./sq. ft.

0%

Incidental H-20

16,000 lbs. dual wheel load

0%

Full Traffic Loading H-20

16,000 lbs. dual wheel load

30%

 

Pedestrian Loading: Covers designed for pedestrian loading utilizing a 300 lbs./sq. ft. uniform live load.

Incidental H-20 Traffic Loading: Covers designed for traffic conditions utilizing a 16,000 lb. dual wheel load without allowance for impact. These covers should not be used in areas of high density, high speed, or high impact traffic.

H-20 Full Traffic Loading: Covers designed for high density traffic conditions utilizing a 16,000 lb. dual wheel load with a 30 percent increase for impact.

 

Illustration of H-20 wheel loading by Jensen MetalTech

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