Moisture Control: POWER BEAM® consistently averages 12% moisture, which is near equilibrium moisture content.
Code Evaluations/Standards: ICC ESR 1940, APA Product Report L263; ANSI A190.1-2002; APA Y117; and ASTM D-3737.
AFP Power Sizer Software: An easy-to-use structural analysis program capable of sizing AFP Power Products.
Daily Proof Loading: Random beams are loaded to 1.5 times design for Quality Assurance.
SFI: Power Beam is certified by AF&PA's Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
Dimensional Stability: POWER BEAM® is a laminated composite product of high-strength lumber. This randomizes any natural defect so there is greater beam strength and a higher degree of reliability. There is also less likelihood of warping, twisting, checking, cupping or shrinking when surface sealed.
Quality Assurance: POWER BEAM® is manufactured in accordance with ANSI A190.1-2002 (Structural Glued Laminated Timber) with appropriate modifications. Plant implemented Total Quality Management, statistical process control procedures and APA as our third party quality assurance program, ensure consistent quality and performance in every POWER BEAM®.