During the Installation / Contract Management process you may well hear references to this test.
This simple T42 test is designed to check the stability of the pedestal fixing.
At random 0.5% of the pedestals on each raised access floor should be tested in this way. The test should not proceed until 48 hours after the fixing is applied. It is considered a fail if the pedestal becomes detached from the substrate.
A 3KG canvas or leather bag is swung at an arc of 90 degrees on a 1 metre radius. The bag should strike the pedestal head. Should a pedestal fail, then it should be mechanically re-fixed and then re-tested.
The results of these T42 tests are provided to the client as evidence of testing together with the pass rate.
In this way the T42 test thereby proves the stability of your raised access floor sub-structure.
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