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WAC 296-155-36309

Power loads.

(1) Identification of cased power loads. Cased power loads must be coded to identify power load levels by case color and power load color as specified in Table G-1.
(2) Identification of caseless power loads. Caseless power loads must be coded to identify power load levels by power load color as specified in Table G-1 and by configuration.
(3) Power load use limitation. No power load (cased or caseless) must be used if it will properly chamber in any existing commercially available tool and will cause a fastener to have a test velocity in excess of the maximum test velocities specified for the said tool.
(4) Identification of power load packages. Power load packages must provide a visual number-color indication of the power level of the power load as specified in Table G-1.
TABLE G-1
Power Load Identification
 
Color Identification
Nominal velocity
Meters per Second
(± 13.5)
Feet per Second
(± 45)
Power
Level
Case
Color
Load
Color
1
Brass
 
Gray
91
 
300
 
2
Brass
 
Brown
119
 
390
 
3
Brass
 
Green
146
 
480
 
4
Brass
 
Yellow
174
 
570
 
5
Brass
 
Red
201
 
660
 
6
Brass
 
Purple
229
 
750
 
7
Nickel
 
Gray
256
 
840
 
8
Nickel
 
Brown
283
 
930
 
9
Nickel
 
Green
311
 
1020
 
10
Nickel
 
Yellow
338
 
1110
 
11
Nickel
 
Red
366
 
1200
 
12
Nickel
 
Purple
393
 
1290
 
Note:
The nominal velocity applies to a 9.53 mm (3/8-in) diameter 22.7-gram (350-grain) ballistic slug fired in a test device and has no reference to actual fastener velocity developed in any specific tool.
(5) Optional power load variation. Where means other than power loads of varying power levels are to be used to control penetration, such means must provide an equivalent power level variation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 16-09-085, § 296-155-36309, filed 4/19/16, effective 5/20/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040 and 49.17.050. WSR 86-03-074 (Order 86-14), § 296-155-36309, filed 1/21/86.]
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