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(a) Identification of Cased Power Loads. Cased power loads shall be coded to identify power load levels by case color and power load color as specified in Table 1.
(b) Identification of Caseless Power Loads. Caseless power loads shall be coded to identify power load levels by power load color as specified in Table 1 and by configuration.
(c) Power Load Use Limitation. No power load (cased or caseless) shall 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 tool.
(d) Identification of Power Load Packages. Power load packages shall provide a visual number-color indication of the power level of the power load as specified in Table 1.
Table 1 Power Load Identification Nominal Nominal Power Color Identification Velocity Velocity Level Case Color Load Color (+ or -45'/s) (+ or -14m/s) 1 Brass Gray 300 90 2 Brass Brown 390 120 3 Brass Green 480 145 4 Brass Yellow 570 175 5 Brass Red 660 200 6 Brass Purple 750 230 7 Nickel Gray 840 255 8 Nickel Brown 930 285 9 Nickel Green 1020 310 10 Nickel Yellow 1110 340 11 Nickel Red 1200 365 12 Nickel Purple 1290 395
NOTE: The nominal velocity applies to a 3/8-inch (9 mm), 350-grain (113 carat) ballistic slug fired in a test device and has no reference to actual fastener velocity developed in any specific tool.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 10-16-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 42).