Load Span Tables

The Load Span Tables below are based on Allowable Stress Design (ASD). For loads calculated based on ASCE 7-10 (LRFD), please refer to section 2.4.1 of ASCE 7-10 for the applicable load combinations using Allowable Stress Design.

ThermalSafe NEF (Non-Exposed Fastener) Wall Panels
26 Ga Exterior / 26 Ga. Interior Faces
Allowable Load1,2,6,9 (psf) for Two or More Spans Condition

TS Panel Design
Criteria5,7
Panel Span (ft)
5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′ 16′
4″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 71.1 58.3 49.4 42.8 37.8 33.8 30.5 27.7 25.4 23.5 21.8 20.4
Deflection (L/240)3,4 117.2 94.0 77.5 65.2 55.6 48.0 41.6 36.3 31.8 28.0 24.7 21.9
Connection TSFP38 39.3 32.1 27.1 23.3 20.5 18.2 16.4 14.9 13.7 12.6 11.7 11.0
5″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 85.3 69.9 59.2 51.2 45.2 40.4 36.5 33.3 30.5 28.1 26.1 24.4
Deflection (L/240)3,4 142.5 115.1 95.4 80.7 69.3 60.2 52.8 46.6 41.2 36.6 32.6 29.2
Connection TSFP38 39.9 32.6 27.5 23.7 20.8 18.5 16.6 15.1 13.9 12.8 11.9 11.1
6″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 96.4 79.0 66.8 57.8 50.9 45.5 41.1 37.5 34.4 31.8 29.5 27.5
Deflection (L/240)3,4 164.2 133.2 111.0 94.3 81.4 71.0 62.6 55.6 49.7 44.5 39.9 36.0
Connection TSFP38 40.3 33.0 27.8 24.0 21.1 18.7 16.8 15.3 14.0 12.9 12.0 11.2
7″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 113.4 93.0 78.6 68.0 59.8 53.4 48.2 44.0 40.4 37.4 34.7 32.3
Deflection (L/240)3,4 193.6 157.6 131.7 112.2 97.0 84.9 75.0 66.8 59.9 54.0 48.7 44.1
Connection TSFP38 40.5 33.3 28.1 24.2 21.2 18.9 17.0 15.4 14.1 13.0 12.1 11.2
8″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 130.5 107.0 90.5 78.2 68.8 61.4 55.4 50.5 46.4 42.9 39.9 37.2
Deflection (L/240)3,4 223.2 182.0 152.4 130.1 112.8 98.9 87.6 78.2 70.3 63.5 57.6 52.3
Connection TSFP38 40.7 33.5 28.3 24.4 21.4 19.0 17.1 15.5 14.2 13.1 12.1 11.3
  1. The Load Span Table above is based on Allowable Stress Design (ASD). For loads calculated based on ASCE 7-10 (LRFD), please refer to section 2.4.1 of ASCE 7-10 for the applicable load combinations using Allowable Stress Design.
  2. Based on TS NEF panel with 26 Ga. exterior & interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi) for 2 or more spans condition.
  3. Allowable positive or inward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength or deflection limit.
  4. Allowable suction or outward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength for each fastener pattern. The numbers have been reduced to reflect the lowest value.
  5. The loads based on panel stress, deflection and connection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 testing.
  6. Allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 for bending, 3.0 for shear and 2.0 connection, and deflection limitation of L/240.
  7. The through fasteners are as follows: Panels fastened to min. 16 ga. steel supports with 1/4″-14 Type 3 or type 5 SDS, 1/4″-14 Self-Taping, 1/4”- 20 Type 5 SDS, or 1/4″-28 Type 5 SDS with nominal 5/8″ diameter neoprene bonded washers. Fastener shall be of sufficient length to penetrate through the support of 3 full pitches of thread. Other than noted, fastener selection will be based on fastener pullout capacity from support steel members.
  8. TSFP3: 3 Through Fasteners at End Supports (3″-18″-18″-3″). Exposed fastener heads will be covered by trim. 4 structural blind rivets specified by Metl-Span at Intermediate (5 1/4″-10 1/2″-10 1/2″-10 1/2″-5 1/4″). The shape of the intermediate support members must accommodate back fastening.
  9. The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.

ThermalSafe NEF (Non-Exposed Fastener) Wall Panels
24 Ga. Exterior / 26 Ga. Interior Face
Allowable Load1,2,6,9 (psf) for Two or More Spans Condition

TS
Panel
Design Criteria5,7 Panel Span (ft)
5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′ 16′
4″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 71.7 58.8 49.8 43.1 38.0 34.0 30.7 28.0 25.6 23.7 22.0 20.5
Deflection (L/240)3,4 118.2 95.1 78.6 66.3 56.7 49.1 42.9 37.5 33.0 29.1 25.9 23.0
Connection TSFP38 39.5 32.3 27.2 23.5 20.6 18.3 16.5 15.0 13.8 12.7 11.8 11.0
5″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 85.3 69.9 59.1 51.1 45.1 40.3 36.4 33.2 30.5 28.1 26.1 24.3
Deflection (L/240)3,4 143.6 116.2 96.6 81.9 70.5 61.4 54.0 47.8 42.5 37.9 33.9 30.4
Connection TSFP38 40.1 32.8 27.7 23.8 20.9 18.6 16.7 15.2 13.9 12.8 11.9 11.1
6″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 96.8 79.4 67.1 58.0 51.1 45.6 41.2 37.6 34.5 31.9 29.6 27.6
Deflection (L/240)3,4 165.2 134.3 112.2 95.5 82.6 72.2 63.8 56.8 50.8 45.8 41.2 37.3
Connection TSFP38 40.5 33.2 28.0 24.2 21.2 18.9 17.0 15.4 14.1 13.0 12.0 11.2
7″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 113.9 93.4 78.9 68.2 60.1 53.6 48.4 44.1 40.5 37.5 34.8 32.5
Deflection (L/240) 194.7 158.8 132.9 113.5 98.3 86.2 76.3 68.1 61.2 55.3 50.1 45.5
Connection TSFP38 40.7 33.4 28.2 24.4 21.4 19.0 17.1 15.5 14.2 13.1 12.1 11.3
8″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 131.1 107.5 90.9 78.6 69.1 61.7 55.6 50.7 46.5 43.0 40.0 37.4
Deflection (L/240)3,4 224.3 183.3 153.8 131.5 114.2 100.4 89.0 79.6 71.6 64.8 59.0 53.8
Connection TSFP38 40.9 33.6 28.4 24.5 21.5 19.2 17.2 15.6 14.3 13.2 12.2 11.4
  1. The Load Span Table above is based on Allowable Stress Design (ASD). For loads calculated based on ASCE 7-10 (LRFD), please refer to section 2.4.1 of ASCE 7-10 for the applicable load combinations using Allowable Stress Design.
  2. Based on TS panel with 24 Ga. exterior & 26 Ga. interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi) for 2 or more spans condition.
  3. Allowable positive or inward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength or deflection limit.
  4. Allowable suction or outward load is the lowest value of the panel bending and shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength for each fastener pattern. The numbers have been reduced to reflect the lowest value.
  5. The loads based on panel stress, deflection and connection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 testing.
  6. Allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 for bending, 3.0 for shear and 2.0 connection, and deflection limitation of L/240.
  7. The through fasteners are as follows: Panels fastened to min. 16 ga. steel supports with 1/4″-14 Type 3 or type 5 SDS, 1/4″-14 Self-Taping, 1/4”- 20 Type 5 SDS, or 1/4″-28 Type 5 SDS with nominal 5/8″ diameter neoprene bonded washers. Fastener shall be of sufficient length to penetrate trough the support a minimum of 3 full pitches of thread. Other than noted, fastener selection will be based on fastener pullout capacity from support steel members.
  8. TSFP3: 3 Through Fasteners at End Supports (3″-18″-18″-3″). Exposed fastener heads will be covered by trim. 4 structural blind rivets specified by Metl-Span at Intermediate (5 1/4″-10 1/2″-10 1/2″-10 1/2″-5 1/4″). The shape of the intermediate support member must accommodate back fastening.
  9. The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.

ThermalSafe NEF (Non-Exposed Fastener) Wall Panels
24 Ga. Exterior / 24 Ga. Interior Face
Allowable Load1,2,6,9 (psf) for Two or More Spans Condition

TS
Panel
Design Criteria5,7 Panel Span (ft)
5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′ 16′
4″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 72.0 59.1 50.0 43.3 38.1 34.1 30.8 28.1 25.7 23.8 22.0 20.6
Deflection (L/240)3,4 119.4 96.3 79.9 67.5 57.9 50.3 44.1 38.8 34.3 30.4 27.1 24.3
Connection TSFP38 44.9 36.7 30.9 26.7 23.4 20.8 18.7 17.0 15.6 14.4 13.4 12.5
5″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 85.7 70.2 59.4 51.4 45.2 40.4 36.5 33.3 30.6 28.2 26.2 24.4
Deflection (L/240)3,4 144.7 117.4 97.9 83.2 71.8 62.6 55.2 49.0 43.8 39.3 35.3 31.8
Connection TSFP38 45.4 37.2 31.4 27.1 23.7 21.1 19.0 17.3 15.8 14.6 13.5 12.6
6″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 97.3 79.8 67.4 58.3 51.3 45.8 41.3 37.7 34.6 32.0 29.7 27.7
Deflection (L/240)3,4 166.3 135.5 113.4 96.8 83.9 73.5 65.0 58.0 52.1 47.0 42.6 38.7
Connection TSFP38 45.8 37.6 31.8 27.4 24.1 21.4 19.2 17.5 16.0 14.7 13.7 12.7
7″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 114.5 93.9 79.4 68.6 60.3 53.8 48.6 44.3 40.6 37.6 34.9 32.6
Deflection (L/240)3,4 195.9 160.0 134.3 114.9 99.7 87.6 77.7 69.5 62.5 56.6 51.5 47.0
Connection TSFP38 46.1 37.9 32.0 27.7 24.3 21.6 19.4 17.6 16.1 14.8 13.8 12.8
8″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 131.7 108.1 91.4 79.0 69.5 62.0 55.9 50.9 46.7 43.2 40.1 37.5
Deflection (L/240)3,4 225.5 184.6 155.2 133.0 115.7 101.9 90.5 81.1 73.1 66.3 60.4 55.3
Connection TSFP38 46.3 38.1 32.2 27.8 24.4 21.8 19.6 17.8 16.2 15.0 13.9 12.9
  1. The Load Span Table above is based on Allowable Stress Design (ASD). For loads calculated based on ASCE 7-10 (LRFD), please refer to section 2.4.1 of ASCE 7-10 for the applicable load combinations using Allowable Stress Design.
  2. Based on TS NEF panel with 24 Ga. exterior & interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi) for 2 or more spans condition.
  3. Allowable positive or inward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength or deflection limit.
  4. Allowable suction or outward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength for each fastener pattern. The numbers have been reduced to reflect the lowest value.
  5. The loads based on panel stress, deflection and connection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 testing.
  6. Allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 for bending, 3.0 for shear and 2.0 for connection, and deflection limitation of L/240.
  7. The through fasteners are as follows: Panels fastened to min. 16 ga. steel supports with 1/4″-14 Type 3 or type 5 SDS, 1/4″-14 Self-Taping, 1/4”- 20 Type 5 SDS, or 1/4″-28 Type 5 SDS with nominal 5/8″ diameter neoprene bonded washers. Fastener shall be of sufficient length to penetrate through the support a minimum of 3 full pitches of thread. Other than noted, fastener selection will be based on fastener pullout capacity from support steel members.
  8. TSFP3: 3 through fasteners at End Supports (3″-18″-18″-3″). Exposed fastener heads will be covered by trim. 4 structural blind rivets specified by Metl-Span at Intermediate (5 1/4″- 10 1/2″-10 1/2″-10 1/2″-5 1/4″). The shape of the intermediate support member must accommodate back fastening.
  9. The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.