MEP6 (2-PIECE)

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SKU:
51385
Weight:
21.75 LBS
Case Qty:
25

REPLACES STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF STEEL FRAMING WITH FIELD MODIFIED OPENINGS

The MEP Gusset Plate is designed to provide strength and stiffness to framing members that are modified or field cut at the job site with oversized cutouts on the web of the member.  The two-piece design allows the plate to be attached after MEP components have been installed. Replaces structural integrity of steel framing with field modified openings.

*For use with 15 mil to 97 mil framing members.
*Not for use when flange is cut out.

PRODUCT DATA & ORDERING INFORMATION

Product Dimensions
MEP6 = 5-3/4" x 8" assembled (with 1/4" overlap when assembled)

Material Specifications
16ga (54 mil), 0.0566" Design thickness, 0.0538" Min. thickness

Product code Gauge Mils Design
thickness (in)
Size (in) Pcs./Box
MEP6 16 54 0.0566" 5-3/4" x 8" 25 sets
  • Material Structural Grade 50 Type H (ST50H), 50ksi (340 MPa)
  • Coating G90 (Z275) hot-dipped galvanized coating

INSTALLATION:

Installing the ClarkDietrich MEP Gusset Plate in accordance with the following guidelines will return the stud member to its original flexural strength, shear strength, and stiffness.  

  • The dimensions of the field cut hole shall be no greater than 3” wide by 3” tall for 6” framing members and 2” wide by 3” tall for 3-5/8” members.
  • Field cut holes shall be made with a plasma cutter or saw. Torch-cut holes are not permitted.
  • The steel around the hole shall not be damaged or distorted.
  • A total of (12) #10-16 screws shall be used at each hole repair location as shown in the figure.
  • This product cannot be used when framing member’s flange is notched.
  • Minimum stud web hole spacing shall be maintained for compliance with AISI S100, S220 & S240 standards.
  • The axial capacity and web crippling capacity of the stud member shall be considered separately.  It is the responsibility of the design professional to verify that the capacity meets the requirements of the intended application.

CODE APPROVALS & PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  • AISI S100-16 (2020) w/S2-20 North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members
  • AISI S220-20 North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing - Nonstructural Members
    • Section C Installation - (C2.1 for web holes)
  • AISI S240-20 North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing
    • (Compliant to ASTM C955 , but IBC replaced with AISI S200 in IBC 2015, AISI S240 in IBC 2018)
    • Section A3 Material - Chemical & mechanical requirements (Referencing ASTM A1003/A1003M)
    • Section A4 Corrosion Protection (Referencing ASTM A653/A653M)
    • Section C Installation - (C2.1 for web holes)
  • SDS For ASTM A1003 Steel Framing Products For Interior Framing, Exterior Framing and Clips/Accessories

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