The 4" hail passed through both test decks
. Testing then took place with the Vermont Slate on the same 3/8" wood deck, firing the 4" hail at 183mph, well beyond the typical terminal velocity of falling hail that size (approximately 100mph).
Testing includes the application of transverse traffic marking to test decks exposed to a high volume of vehicular traffic and the elements, as part of the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP), and may last as long as three years.
Performance testing involves the application of transverse traffic marking to test decks exposed to a high volume of vehicular traffic and the elements, as part of the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP), and testing may last as long as three years.
Approval of a new resin or marking material typically requires extensive evaluation on test decks monitored by the National Transportations Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP), which is part of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
The company has the new paint on several test decks, including one in the United States and two in Canada.
Treated timber and batches of untreated and water-treated controls were then used in the manufacture of 4 test decks
, each deck containing 3 replicate boards for each treatment (12 boards in total).
Kasprowicz knows the Australian Test decks
better that most and believes there will be no issue for the young Glam star on that score.
* Inter-mittent flame exposure - requires a minimum of two test decks. The test deck is exposed to a flame that is 36 in.
* Spread of flame test - this test section requires two test decks. The same burner from the intermittent flame test is used for this part.
Meticulously absorbed in every aspect of his work including the proper selection of finishes and fasteners, Rayboy has also experimented extensively on his very own test decks
to perfect his art.
The July, or warm weather, test decks were part of the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) where paints were tested on both asphalt and concrete.
Numerous paints and in some cases other marking materials of different product classes were applied on the test decks of interest.