The Power Beam® depths also match all joist, truss, LVL, PSL, and I-joist floor or roof framing. The 7" Power Beam® (2800F) is for longer spans and heavier loading. Depths are available up to 28-7/8". The Power Beam® uses only locally available Southern Pine lumber. Each piece is mechanically tested for strength and stiffness.
To enhance Power Beam® quality further, all outer laminations have strict quality control procedures. Each beam has a specific lumber lay-up combination which optimizes Power Beam® performance. The highest strength lumber is placed in the tension and compression zones, efficiently and optimally using lumber resources. All lumber is machine evaluated at the grading line by a Ecoustic® E-Grader or Metriguard CLT for MOE to average 2.3 x 106 psi in the outer laminations.
Power Beam® can be used for window, door and garage door headers, floor edge and center girder beams, roof ridge beams and commercial beams and purlins.
Code Evaluations/Standards: ICC ESR 1940, APA Product Report L263; ANSI A190.1-2010; APA Y117; and ASTM D-3737.
AFP Power Sizer Software: An easy-to-use structural analysis program capable of sizing AFP Power Products.
SFI: Power Beam® is certified by Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
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 shrinkage. Power Beam® is surfaced sealed with a wax coating.
Quality Assurance: Power Beam® is manufactured in accordance with ANSI A190.1-2010 (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®.