Panels

product-stainlessmesalightmesa

  • Description
  • Advantages & Attributes
  • Material Specifications

The Metl-Span CF Stainless wall panel has a highly reflective surface and the same attractive profile as the Metl-Span CF Mesa wall panel. The panel is suggested for use in areas where the faces are exposed to high-pressure wash-down and chemical cleaners. Note: Use of chlorides for cleaning may cause corrosion of stainless steel surfaces if not thoroughly rinsed off.

A double tongue-and-groove offset side joint permits concealed fastening.

Consistent insulating values are achieved with built-in thermal breaks, saving energy.

The metal and foam composite construction creates a rigid panel far stronger than the individual parts. This increases the span capability of the panels and reduces the need for secondary structural steel components.

Uses and Applications

In new and retrofit construction, Mesa panels function as walls, ceilings and roofing for cooler, freezer and food processing buildings. They are ideally suited for:

Cold Storage

  • Cooler Buildings
  • Freezers
  • Food Processing Buildings
  • Dry Goods Warehoues
  • All Controlled Environment Buildings Where Temperature Control and Insulation Values are Critical
CF-42 MESA WALL PANEL ALLOWABLE CONNECTION LOAD (PSF)
PANEL
THICKNESS
SPAN
CONDITION
FASTENING
PATTERN
PANEL SPAN (FT)
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
2″ Thick Two
Spans
Pattern FP1 31.6 25.8 21.7 18.8 16.5 14.8 13.3 12.2 11.2 10.3 9.6
Pattern FP2 46.2 37.7 31.8 27.5 24.2 21.6 19.5 17.8 16.4 14.3 12.5
Pattern FP3 58.3 47.6 40.2 34.7 30.5 26.0 22.1 19.0 16.4 14.3 12.5
Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 33.1 27.4 23.4 20.4 18.1 16.2 14.7 13.5 12.4 11.5 10.8
Pattern FP2 48.4 40.1 34.2 29.8 26.4 23.7 21.2 18.0 15.4 13.2 11.4
Pattern FP3 61.1 50.6 43.2 36.5 30.2 25.2 21.2 18.0 15.4 13.2 11.4
2.5″ Thick Two
Spans
Pattern FP1 33.3 27.2 22.9 19.8 17.4 15.5 14.0 12.7 11.7 10.8 10.1
Pattern FP2 47.5 38.8 32.7 28.2 24.8 22.1 19.9 18.2 16.7 15.4 14.3
Pattern FP3 60.1 49.0 41.3 35.7 31.4 28.0 25.2 23.0 21.1 19.5 17.3
Three Or
More Span
Pattern FP1 34.6 28.6 24.4 21.3 18.8 16.9 15.3 14.0 12.9 12.0 11.2
Pattern FP2 49.3 40.8 34.8 30.3 26.8 24.1 21.9 20.0 18.4 17.1 16.0
Pattern FP3 62.4 51.6 44.0 38.3 33.9 30.5 27.7 24.7 21.3 18.5 16.2
3″ Thick Two
Spans
Pattern FP1 35.1 28.7 24.1 20.8 18.3 16.3 14.7 13.4 12.2 11.3 10.5
Pattern FP2 48.8 39.8 33.6 28.9 25.4 22.6 20.4 18.6 17.0 15.7 14.6
Pattern FP3 61.8 50.5 42.5 36.7 32.2 28.7 25.9 23.5 21.6 20.0 18.6
Pattern FP4 71.1 58.0 48.9 42.2 37.0 33.0 29.7 27.1 24.8 22.9 21.3
Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 36.1 29.9 25.4 22.2 19.6 17.6 16.0 14.6 13.5 12.5 11.6
Pattern FP2 50.2 41.5 35.4 30.8 27.3 24.5 22.2 20.3 18.7 17.4 16.2
Pattern FP3 63.7 52.6 44.8 39.0 34.6 31.0 28.2 25.8 23.7 22.0 20.5
Pattern FP4 73.2 60.5 51.5 44.9 39.7 35.7 32.4 29.6 27.2 23.8 21.0
4″ Thick Two
Spans
Pattern FP1 43.0 35.3 29.8 25.6 22.5 20.0 18.0 16.4 15.0 13.8 12.8
Pattern FP2 63.0 51.8 43.6 37.6 33.0 29.3 26.4 24.0 22.0 20.3 18.8
Pattern FP3 74.3 61.0 51.5 44.3 38.9 34.6 31.2 28.3 26.0 23.9 22.2
Pattern FP4 79.6 65.4 55.1 47.5 41.7 37.1 33.4 30.3 27.8 25.7 23.8
Pattern FP5 83.3 68.4 57.7 49.7 43.6 38.8 34.9 31.7 29.1 26.8 24.9
Pattern FP9 89.5 73.5 62.0 53.4 46.9 41.7 37.5 34.1 31.3 28.8 26.8
Pattern FP10 93.6 76.9 64.8 55.9 49.0 43.6 39.3 35.7 32.7 30.2 28.0
Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 44.0 36.3 30.9 26.9 23.8 21.3 19.3 17.7 16.3 15.1 14.1
Pattern FP2 64.4 53.2 45.3 39.4 34.9 31.3 28.3 25.9 23.9 22.1 20.6
Pattern FP3 76.0 62.8 53.4 46.5 41.1 36.9 33.4 30.6 28.2 26.1 24.3
Pattern FP4 81.4 67.2 57.2 49.8 44.1 39.5 35.8 32.8 30.2 28.0 26.1
Pattern FP5 85.1 70.3 59.9 52.1 46.1 41.3 37.5 34.3 31.6 29.3 27.3
Pattern FP9 91.5 75.6 64.2 55.6 49.0 43.8 39.6 36.2 33.3 30.8 28.7
Pattern FP10 92.6 75.9 64.2 55.6 49.0 43.8 39.6 36.2 33.3 30.8 28.7
5″ Thick Two
Spans
Pattern FP1 42.3 35.8 30.3 26.2 23.0 20.4 18.4 16.7 15.3 14.1 13.0
Pattern FP2 61.9 52.5 44.5 38.4 33.6 29.9 26.9 24.4 22.4 20.6 19.1
Pattern FP3 73.1 62.0 52.5 45.2 39.7 35.3 31.7 28.8 26.4 24.3 22.6
Pattern FP4 78.2 66.4 56.2 48.5 42.5 37.8 34.0 30.9 28.3 26.1 24.2
Pattern FP5 81.9 69.4 58.8 50.7 44.5 39.6 35.6 32.3 29.6 27.3 25.3
Pattern FP9 88.0 74.6 63.2 54.5 47.8 42.5 38.2 34.7 31.8 29.3 27.2
Pattern FP10 92.0 78.1 66.1 57.0 50.0 44.5 40.0 36.3 33.3 30.7 28.4
Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 43.5 36.6 31.2 27.1 24.0 21.5 19.4 17.8 16.4 15.2 14.1
Pattern FP2 63.8 53.7 45.7 39.7 35.1 31.5 28.5 26.1 24.0 22.2 20.7
Pattern FP3 75.2 63.3 53.9 46.8 41.4 37.1 33.6 30.7 28.3 26.2 24.4
Pattern FP4 80.6 67.8 57.7 50.2 44.4 39.8 36.0 32.9 30.3 28.1 26.2
Pattern FP5 84.3 70.9 60.4 52.5 46.4 41.6 37.7 34.4 31.7 29.4 27.4
Pattern FP9 90.6 76.2 64.9 56.4 49.9 44.7 40.5 37.0 34.1 31.6 29.4
Pattern FP10 94.8 79.8 67.9 59.0 52.2 46.8 42.4 38.7 35.7 33.0 30.8
6″ Thick Two
Spans
Pattern FP1 41.7 35.3 30.7 26.6 23.4 20.8 18.7 17.0 15.5 14.3 13.2
Pattern FP2 61.2 51.7 45.0 39.0 34.3 30.5 27.4 24.9 22.8 21.0 19.4
Pattern FP3 72.1 61.0 53.0 46.0 40.4 36.0 32.3 29.4 26.9 24.7 22.9
Pattern FP4 77.2 65.3 56.8 49.3 43.3 38.5 34.6 31.4 28.8 26.5 24.5
Pattern FP5 80.8 68.3 59.4 51.6 45.3 40.3 36.2 32.9 30.1 27.7 25.7
Pattern FP9 86.9 73.4 63.9 55.5 48.7 43.3 39.0 35.4 32.3 29.8 27.6
Pattern FP10 90.9 76.8 66.8 58.0 50.9 45.3 40.7 37.0 33.8 31.2 28.9
Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 42.8 36.3 31.4 27.3 24.1 21.6 19.6 17.9 16.4 15.2 14.2
Pattern FP2 62.7 53.2 46.0 40.0 35.4 31.7 28.7 26.2 24.1 22.3 20.8
Pattern FP3 74.0 62.8 54.3 47.2 41.7 37.4 33.8 30.9 28.4 26.3 24.5
Pattern FP4 79.3 67.2 58.1 50.5 44.7 40.0 36.2 33.1 30.5 28.2 26.3
Pattern FP5 82.9 70.3 60.8 52.9 46.7 41.9 37.9 34.6 31.9 29.5 27.5
Pattern FP9 89.1 75.6 65.4 56.8 50.2 45.0 40.8 37.2 34.3 31.7 29.6
Pattern FP10 93.2 79.1 68.4 59.5 52.6 47.1 42.6 38.9 35.8 33.2 30.9
CF-36 MESA WALL PANEL ALLOWABLE CONNECTION LOAD (PSF)
PANEL
THICKENSS
SPAN
CONDITION
FASTENING
PATTERN
PANEL SPAN (FT)
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2″ Thick Two Spans Pattern FP1 40.5 34.6 30.3 26.8 23.6 21.0 19.0 17.3
2.5″ Thick Pattern FP1 45.0 38.5 33.7 30.1 27.1 24.1 21.8 19.8
3″ Thick Pattern FP1 49.0 41.8 36.6 32.7 29.5 26.9 24.3 22.2
2″ Thick Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 41.4 35.1 30.4 26.8 24.0 21.7 19.8 18.2
2.5″ Thick Pattern FP1 46.3 39.3 34.1 30.2 27.0 24.4 22.3 20.5
3″ Thick Pattern FP1 50.5 42.9 37.3 33.1 29.6 26.9 24.6 22.6
CF-30 MESA WALL PANEL ALLOWABLE CONNECTION LOAD (PSF)
PANEL
THICKENSS
SPAN
CONDITION
FASTENING
PATTERN
PANEL SPAN (FT)
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2″ Thick Two Spans Pattern FP1 48.6 41.6 36.4 32.1 28.3 25.2 21.2 17.3
2.5″ Thick Pattern FP1 54.1 46.2 40.5 36.1 32.5 29.0 26.1 21.5
3″ Thick Pattern FP1 58.8 50.2 44.0 39.2 35.4 32.3 29.2 25.5
2″ Thick Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 49.7 42.1 36.5 32.2 28.8 26.0 22.0 18.7
2.5″ Thick Pattern FP1 55.6 47.1 41.0 36.2 32.4 29.3 26.8 23.7
3″ Thick Pattern FP1 60.6 51.5 44.8 39.7 35.6 32.2 29.5 27.1
  • Based on CF-36 and CF-42 panel with 26 ga. Santa Fe exterior & 26 ga. Light Mesa interior faces (min Fy=33 ksi).
  • For pattern FP1, CF panel clips are fastened to minimum 14 gage steel with (2) 1/4″-14 SDS Tek 3 at interior supports and (1)
    1/4″-14 SDS Tek 3 at end supports.  For 12 gage or thicker steel, #12-24 SDS or 1/4″-14 SDS Tek 5′s may be used.  In lieu of
    self-drilling screws, self-tapping screws may be used.
  • Fastening patterns FP2, FP3, FP4 and FP5, includes CF panel clip attachment plus 1, 2, 3 or 4 Fabloks, repsectively, at supports
    per panel width.  Fab-lok spacing is 10.5″ OC from female edge of panel seam.
  • The through fasteners (FP9) are as follows:  #12-24 SDS in min 12 ga. steel; or #1/4-14 SDS in min 12 ga. steel; or #1/4-14 STS
    in min 14 ga. steel.  4 Fasteners with 5/8″ neoprene bonded washers per panel width @ max 8.4″ OC.
  • The through fasteners (FP10) are as follows:  #12-24 SDS in min 12 ga. steel ; or #1/4-14 SDS in min 12 ga. steel; or #1/4-14 STS
    in min 14 ga. steel.  5 Fasteners with 5/8″ neoprene bonded washers per panel width @ max 8.4″ OC.
  • Allowable suction load is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength for
    each fastening pattern.
  • Allowable loads based on panel stress and deflection design criteria are derived from ASTM E72 structural testing and calculated with
    factor of safety of 2.5 for bending stress, 3.0 for shear stresses and deflection limitation of L/180.
  • The panel connection strength was determined from ASTM E1592 testing and the allowable loads are calculated with factor of safety of 2.
  • The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.
  • Consult Robertson Building Systems for recommendations on panel profile and gage suitable for thermal stresses.
CF MESA WALL PANEL ALLOWABLE POSITIVE LOAD (PSF)
PANEL
THICKNESS
SPAN
CONDITION
DESIGN
CRITERIA
PANEL SPAN (FT)
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
2″ Thick Two
Spans
Bending & Shear 68.7 56.1 47.3 40.9 36.0 32.1 29.0 26.5 22.2 18.8 16.1
Deflection (L/180) 70.0 55.1 44.6 36.7 30.7 26.0 22.1 19.0 16.4 14.3 12.5
Three Or
More Spans
Bending & Shear 67.5 55.6 47.2 41.1 36.4 32.6 29.6 27.0 24.9 21.9 18.9
Deflection (L/180) 70.8 55.6 44.6 36.5 30.2 25.2 21.2 18.0 15.4 13.2 11.4
2.5″ Thick Two Spans Bending & Shear 79.3 64.8 54.6 47.1 41.4 36.9 33.3 30.4 27.1 22.8 19.4
Deflection (L/180) 87.9 69.9 57.0 47.5 40.1 34.2 29.5 25.6 22.3 19.6 17.3
Three Or
More Spans
Bending & Shear 77.6 63.8 54.1 47.0 41.6 37.2 33.7 30.9 28.4 25.9 22.4
Deflection (L/180) 88.9 70.6 57.5 47.6 39.9 33.7 28.8 24.7 21.3 18.5 16.2
3″ Thick Two Spans Bending & Shear 89.0 72.7 61.2 52.8 46.4 41.3 37.2 33.9 31.1 26.7 22.7
Deflection (L/180) 104.1 83.3 68.4 57.3 48.8 41.9 36.4 31.8 28.0 24.8 22.0
Three Or
More Spans
Bending & Shear 86.9 71.3 60.4 52.4 46.3 41.4 37.5 34.3 31.6 29.2 25.6
Deflection (L/180) 105.2 84.3 69.2 57.8 48.9 41.8 36.0 31.2 27.2 23.8 21.0
4″ Thick Two Spans Bending & Shear 95.1 77.8 65.6 56.5 49.6 44.1 39.7 36.1 33.1 30.5 28.3
Deflection (L/180) 130.8 105.6 87.6 74.1 63.6 55.2 48.4 42.8 38.1 34.0 30.6
Three Or
More Spans
Bending & Shear 92.6 75.9 64.2 55.6 49.0 43.8 39.6 36.2 33.3 30.8 28.7
Deflection (L/180) 131.7 106.6 88.6 74.9 64.2 55.6 48.6 42.7 37.8 33.5 29.9
5″ Thick Two Spans Bending & Shear 108.8 89.3 75.4 65.0 57.0 50.7 45.6 41.4 37.9 35.0 32.4
Deflection (L/180) 149.1 121.2 101.2 86.2 74.5 65.1 57.5 51.2 45.8 41.3 37.4
Three Or
More Spans
Bending & Shear 106.1 87.0 73.5 63.6 56.0 50.0 45.1 41.2 37.8 35.0 32.5
Deflection (L/180) 149.9 122.1 102.2 87.1 75.3 65.9 58.1 51.5 46.0 41.3 37.2
6″ Thick Two Spans Bending & Shear 121.2 99.7 84.3 72.8 63.9 56.9 51.2 46.4 42.5 39.1 36.3
Deflection (L/180) 159.0 129.9 109.1 93.3 81.1 71.3 63.3 56.6 51.0 46.1 42.0
Three Or
More Spans
Bending & Shear 118.5 97.2 82.1 71.0 62.5 55.7 50.3 45.8 42.0 38.9 36.1
Deflection (L/180) 159.5 130.6 109.8 94.2 81.9 72.1 64.0 57.2 51.4 46.5 42.2
  • Based on CF-30, CF-36 and CF-42 panel with 26 ga. Mesa exterior & 26 ga. Mesa interior faces (min Fy=33 ksi).
  • Refer to the allowable connection load chart, for suction loads, which controls support spacing requirements.
  • Allowable positive load is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength & deflection limit.
  • Allowable loads based on panel stress and deflection design criteria are derived from ASTM E72 structural testing
    and calculated with factor of safety of 2.5 for bending stress, 3.0 for shear stresses and deflection limitation of L/180.
  • The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.
  • Consult Robertson Building Systems for recommendations on panel profile and gage suitable for thermal stresses.
CF-42 LIGHT MESA WALL PANEL ALLOWABLE CONNECTION LOAD (PSF)
PANEL
THICKNESS
SPAN
CONDITION
FASTENING
PATTERN
PANEL SPAN (FT)
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
2″ Thick Two Spans Pattern FP1 31.6 25.8 21.7 18.8 16.5 14.8 13.3 12.2 11.2 10.3 9.6
Pattern FP2 46.2 37.7 31.8 27.5 24.2 21.6 19.5 17.8 16.4 14.3 12.5
Pattern FP3 58.3 47.6 40.2 34.7 30.5 26.0 22.1 19.0 16.4 14.3 12.5
Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 33.1 27.4 23.4 20.4 18.1 16.2 14.7 13.5 12.4 11.5 10.8
Pattern FP2 48.4 40.1 34.2 29.8 26.4 23.7 21.2 18.0 15.4 13.2 11.4
Pattern FP3 61.1 50.6 43.2 36.5 30.2 25.2 21.2 18.0 15.4 13.2 11.4
2.5″ Thick Two Spans Pattern FP1 33.3 27.2 22.9 19.8 17.4 15.5 14.0 12.7 11.7 10.8 10.1
Pattern FP2 47.5 38.8 32.7 28.2 24.8 22.1 19.9 18.2 16.7 15.4 14.3
Pattern FP3 60.1 49.0 41.3 35.7 31.4 28.0 25.2 23.0 21.1 19.5 17.3
Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 34.6 28.6 24.4 21.3 18.8 16.9 15.3 14.0 12.9 12.0 11.2
Pattern FP2 49.3 40.8 34.8 30.3 26.8 24.1 21.9 20.0 18.4 17.1 16.0
Pattern FP3 62.4 51.6 44.0 38.3 33.9 30.5 27.7 24.7 21.3 18.5 16.2
3″ Thick Two Spans Pattern FP1 35.1 28.7 24.1 20.8 18.3 16.3 14.7 13.4 12.2 11.3 10.5
Pattern FP2 48.8 39.8 33.6 28.9 25.4 22.6 20.4 18.6 17.0 15.7 14.6
Pattern FP3 61.8 50.5 42.5 36.7 32.2 28.7 25.9 23.5 21.6 20.0 18.6
Pattern FP4 71.1 58.0 48.9 42.2 37.0 33.0 29.7 27.1 24.8 22.9 21.3
Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 36.1 29.9 25.4 22.2 19.6 17.6 16.0 14.6 13.5 12.5 11.6
Pattern FP2 50.2 41.5 35.4 30.8 27.3 24.5 22.2 20.3 18.7 17.4 16.2
Pattern FP3 63.7 52.6 44.8 39.0 34.6 31.0 28.2 25.8 23.7 22.0 20.5
Pattern FP4 73.2 60.5 51.5 44.9 39.7 35.7 32.4 29.6 27.2 23.8 21.0
4″ Thick Two Spans Pattern FP1 43.0 35.3 29.8 25.6 22.5 20.0 18.0 16.4 15.0 13.8 12.8
Pattern FP2 63.0 51.8 43.6 37.6 33.0 29.3 26.4 24.0 22.0 20.3 18.8
Pattern FP3 74.3 61.0 51.5 44.3 38.9 34.6 31.2 28.3 26.0 23.9 22.2
Pattern FP4 79.6 65.4 55.1 47.5 41.7 37.1 33.4 30.3 27.8 25.7 23.8
Pattern FP5 83.3 68.4 57.7 49.7 43.6 38.8 34.9 31.7 29.1 26.8 24.9
Pattern FP9 89.5 73.5 62.0 53.4 46.9 41.7 37.5 34.1 31.3 28.8 26.8
Pattern FP10 93.6 76.9 64.8 55.9 49.0 43.6 39.3 35.7 32.7 30.2 28.0
Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 44.0 36.3 30.9 26.9 23.8 21.3 19.3 17.7 16.3 15.1 14.1
Pattern FP2 64.4 53.2 45.3 39.4 34.9 31.3 28.3 25.9 23.9 22.1 20.6
Pattern FP3 76.0 62.8 53.4 46.5 41.1 36.9 33.4 30.6 28.2 26.1 24.3
Pattern FP4 81.4 67.2 57.2 49.8 44.1 39.5 35.8 32.8 30.2 28.0 26.1
Pattern FP5 85.1 70.3 59.9 52.1 46.1 41.3 37.5 34.3 31.6 29.3 27.3
Pattern FP9 91.5 75.6 64.2 55.6 49.0 43.8 39.6 36.2 33.3 30.8 28.7
Pattern FP10 92.6 75.9 64.2 55.6 49.0 43.8 39.6 36.2 33.3 30.8 28.7
5″ Thick Two Spans Pattern FP1 42.3 35.8 30.3 26.2 23.0 20.4 18.4 16.7 15.3 14.1 13.0
Pattern FP2 61.9 52.5 44.5 38.4 33.6 29.9 26.9 24.4 22.4 20.6 19.1
Pattern FP3 73.1 62.0 52.5 45.2 39.7 35.3 31.7 28.8 26.4 24.3 22.6
Pattern FP4 78.2 66.4 56.2 48.5 42.5 37.8 34.0 30.9 28.3 26.1 24.2
Pattern FP5 81.9 69.4 58.8 50.7 44.5 39.6 35.6 32.3 29.6 27.3 25.3
Pattern FP9 88.0 74.6 63.2 54.5 47.8 42.5 38.2 34.7 31.8 29.3 27.2
Pattern FP10 92.0 78.1 66.1 57.0 50.0 44.5 40.0 36.3 33.3 30.7 28.4
Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 43.5 36.6 31.2 27.1 24.0 21.5 19.4 17.8 16.4 15.2 14.1
Pattern FP2 63.8 53.7 45.7 39.7 35.1 31.5 28.5 26.1 24.0 22.2 20.7
Pattern FP3 75.2 63.3 53.9 46.8 41.4 37.1 33.6 30.7 28.3 26.2 24.4
Pattern FP4 80.6 67.8 57.7 50.2 44.4 39.8 36.0 32.9 30.3 28.1 26.2
Pattern FP5 84.3 70.9 60.4 52.5 46.4 41.6 37.7 34.4 31.7 29.4 27.4
Pattern FP9 90.6 76.2 64.9 56.4 49.9 44.7 40.5 37.0 34.1 31.6 29.4
Pattern FP10 94.8 79.8 67.9 59.0 52.2 46.8 42.4 38.7 35.7 33.0 30.8
6″ Thick Two Spans Pattern FP1 41.7 35.3 30.7 26.6 23.4 20.8 18.7 17.0 15.5 14.3 13.2
Pattern FP2 61.2 51.7 45.0 39.0 34.3 30.5 27.4 24.9 22.8 21.0 19.4
Pattern FP3 72.1 61.0 53.0 46.0 40.4 36.0 32.3 29.4 26.9 24.7 22.9
Pattern FP4 77.2 65.3 56.8 49.3 43.3 38.5 34.6 31.4 28.8 26.5 24.5
Pattern FP5 80.8 68.3 59.4 51.6 45.3 40.3 36.2 32.9 30.1 27.7 25.7
Pattern FP9 86.9 73.4 63.9 55.5 48.7 43.3 39.0 35.4 32.3 29.8 27.6
Pattern FP10 90.9 76.8 66.8 58.0 50.9 45.3 40.7 37.0 33.8 31.2 28.9
Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 42.8 36.3 31.4 27.3 24.1 21.6 19.6 17.9 16.4 15.2 14.2
Pattern FP2 62.7 53.2 46.0 40.0 35.4 31.7 28.7 26.2 24.1 22.3 20.8
Pattern FP3 74.0 62.8 54.3 47.2 41.7 37.4 33.8 30.9 28.4 26.3 24.5
Pattern FP4 79.3 67.2 58.1 50.5 44.7 40.0 36.2 33.1 30.5 28.2 26.3
Pattern FP5 82.9 70.3 60.8 52.9 46.7 41.9 37.9 34.6 31.9 29.5 27.5
Pattern FP9 89.1 75.6 65.4 56.8 50.2 45.0 40.8 37.2 34.3 31.7 29.6
Pattern FP10 93.2 79.1 68.4 59.5 52.6 47.1 42.6 38.9 35.8 33.2 30.9
CF-36 LIGHT MESA WALL PANEL ALLOWABLE CONNECTION LOAD (PSF)
PANEL
THICKNESS
SPAN
CONDITION
FASTENING
PATTERN
PANEL SPAN (FT)
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2″ Thick Two Spans Pattern FP1 40.5 34.6 30.3 26.8 23.6 21.0 19.0 17.3
2.5″ Thick Pattern FP1 45.0 38.5 33.7 30.1 27.1 24.1 21.8 19.8
3″ Thick Pattern FP1 49.0 41.8 36.6 32.7 29.5 26.9 24.3 22.2
2″ Thick Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 41.4 35.1 30.4 26.8 24.0 21.7 19.8 18.2
2.5″ Thick Pattern FP1 46.3 39.3 34.1 30.2 27.0 24.4 22.3 20.5
3″ Thick Pattern FP1 50.5 42.9 37.3 33.1 29.6 26.9 24.6 22.6
CF-30 LIGHT MESA WALL PANEL ALLOWABLE CONNECTION LOAD (PSF)
PANEL
THICKNESS
SPAN
CONDITION
FASTENING
PATTERN
PANEL SPAN (FT)
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2″ Thick Two Spans Pattern FP1 48.6 41.6 36.4 32.1 28.3 25.2 21.2 17.3
2.5″ Thick Pattern FP1 54.1 46.2 40.5 36.1 32.5 29.0 26.1 21.5
3″ Thick Pattern FP1 58.8 50.2 44.0 39.2 35.4 32.3 29.2 25.5
2″ Thick Three Or
More Spans
Pattern FP1 49.7 42.1 36.5 32.2 28.8 26.0 22.0 18.7
2.5″ Thick Pattern FP1 55.6 47.1 41.0 36.2 32.4 29.3 26.8 23.7
3″ Thick Pattern FP1 60.6 51.5 44.8 39.7 35.6 32.2 29.5 27.1
  • Based on CF-30, CF-36 and CF-42 panel with 26 ga. Light Mesa exterior & interior faces (min Fy=33 ksi).
  • For pattern FP1, CF panel clips are fastened to minimum 14 gage steel with (2) 1/4″-14 SDS Tek 3 at interior supports
    and (1) 1/4″-14 SDS Tek 3 at end supports.  For 12 gage or thicker steel, #12-24 SDS or 1/4″-14 SDS Tek 5’s may be
    used.  In lieu of self-drilling screws, self-tapping screws may be used.
  • Fastening patterns FP2, FP3, FP4 and FP5, includes CF panel clip attachment plus 1, 2, 3 or 4 Fabloks, respectively, at
    supports per panel width.  Fab-lok spacing is 10.5″ OC from female edge of panel seam.
  • The through fasteners (FP9) are as follows:  #12-24 SDS in min 12 ga. steel; or #1/4-14 SDS in min 12 ga. steel;
    or #1/4-14 STS in min 14 ga. steel.  4 Fasteners with 5/8″ neoprene bonded washers per panel width @ max 8.4″ OC.
  • The through fasteners (FP10) are as follows:  #12-24 SDS in min 12 ga. steel; or #1/4-14 SDS in min 12 ga. steel;
    or #1/4-14 STS in min 14 ga. steel.  5 Fasteners with 5/8″ neoprene bonded washers per panel width @ max 8.4″ OC.
  • Allowable suction load is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength, deflection limit and connection
    strength for each fastening pattern.
  • Allowable loads based on panel stress and deflection design criteria are derived from ASTM E72 structural testing and calculated
    with factor of safety of 2.5 for bending stress, 3.0 for shear stresses and deflection limitation of L/180.
  • The panel connection strength was determined from ASTM E1592 testing and the allowable loads are calculated with factor of safety of 2.
  • The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.
  • Consult Robertson Building Systems for recommendations on panel profile and gage suitable for thermal stresses.
CF LIGHT MESA WALL PANEL ALLOWABLE POSITIVE LOAD (PSF)
PANEL
THICKNESS
SPAN
CONDITION
DESIGN
CRITERIA
PANEL SPAN (FT)
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
2″ Thick Two Spans Bending & Shear 71.9 58.7 49.5 42.8 37.7 33.7 26.9 21.9 18.3 15.5 13.3
Deflection (L/180) 73.0 57.4 46.3 38.1 31.8 26.8 22.8 19.6 16.9 14.7 12.8
Three Or
More Spans
Bending & Shear 70.8 58.3 49.5 43.1 38.1 34.2 30.2 25.0 21.1 18.1 15.6
Deflection (L/180) 73.8 57.8 46.3 37.7 31.1 25.9 21.8 18.5 15.7 13.5 11.6
2.5″ Thick Two Spans Bending & Shear 82.2 67.2 56.6 48.9 43.0 38.3 34.5 27.9 23.1 19.5 16.7
Deflection (L/180) 90.9 72.2 58.9 48.9 41.3 35.2 30.3 26.3 22.9 20.1 17.7
Three Or
More Spans
Bending & Shear 80.6 66.2 56.2 48.8 43.2 38.7 35.0 31.0 26.1 22.3 19.2
Deflection (L/180) 92.0 73.0 59.3 49.0 41.0 34.6 29.5 25.3 21.8 18.9 16.5
3″ Thick Two Spans Bending & Shear 91.7 74.9 63.1 54.4 47.8 42.6 38.4 33.2 27.3 22.9 19.4
Deflection (L/180) 107.2 85.6 70.3 58.9 50.0 43.0 37.3 32.6 28.6 25.3 22.5
Three Or
More Spans
Bending & Shear 89.5 73.5 62.3 54.0 47.7 42.7 38.7 35.4 30.0 25.5 22.0
Deflection (L/180) 108.3 86.6 71.0 59.3 50.1 42.8 36.8 31.9 27.7 24.3 21.3
4″ Thick Two Spans Bending & Shear 97.3 79.6 67.1 57.8 50.7 45.1 40.6 36.9 33.9 31.2 29.0
Deflection (L/180) 133.6 107.9 89.4 75.6 64.9 56.3 49.4 43.6 38.8 34.6 31.1
Three Or
More Spans
Bending & Shear 94.7 77.6 65.7 56.9 50.2 44.8 40.6 37.0 34.1 31.5 29.4
Deflection (L/180) 134.6 108.9 90.4 76.4 65.5 56.7 49.5 43.5 38.4 34.1 30.4
5″ Thick Two Spans Bending & Shear 110.8 90.9 76.7 66.2 58.1 51.6 46.5 42.2 38.6 35.6 33.0
Deflection (L/180) 151.8 123.4 103.0 87.6 75.7 66.2 58.4 52.0 46.5 41.9 37.9
Three Or
More Spans
Bending & Shear 108.0 88.5 74.8 64.7 57.0 50.9 46.0 41.9 38.5 35.6 33.2
Deflection (L/180) 152.5 124.3 103.9 88.6 76.6 66.9 59.0 52.3 46.7 41.9 37.7
6″ Thick Two Spans Bending & Shear 123.1 101.2 85.6 73.9 64.9 57.7 51.9 47.1 43.1 39.7 36.8
Deflection (L/180) 161.3 131.8 110.6 94.7 82.2 72.3 64.1 57.3 51.6 46.7 42.5
Three Or
More Spans
Bending & Shear 120.2 98.6 83.4 72.1 63.4 56.6 51.0 46.5 42.7 39.4 36.7
Deflection (L/180) 161.9 132.5 111.4 95.5 83.1 73.1 64.9 58.0 52.1 47.1 42.7
  • Based on CF-30, CF-36 and CF-42 panel with 26 ga. Light Mesa exterior & 26 ga. Light Mesa interior faces (min Fy=33 ksi).
  • Refer to the allowable connection load chart, for suction loads, which controls support spacing requirements.
  • Allowable positive load is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength & deflection limit.
  • Allowable loads based on panel stress and deflection design criteria are derived from ASTM E72 structural testing and calculated with
    factor of safety of 2.5 for bending stress, 3.0 for shear stresses and deflection limitation of L/180.
  • The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.
  • Consult Robertson Building Systems for recommendations on panel profile and gage suitable for thermal stresses.
WALL PANELS ALLOWABLE NEGATIVE LOAD (PSF) BASED ON SIDE JOINT CONNECTION ONLY
CF PANEL THICKNESS SPAN CONDITION PANEL SPAN (FEET)
4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 11.0 12.0
30″ WIDE 2″ TWO SPANS 47.0 37.6 31.3 26.9 23.5 20.9 18.8 17.1 15.7
2.5″ 53.8 43.1 35.9 30.8 26.9 23.9 21.5 19.6 17.9
3″ 59.8 47.8 39.9 34.2 29.9 26.6 23.9 21.7 19.9
2″ Three Or
More Spans
51.5 41.2 34.4 29.5 25.8 22.9 20.6 18.7 17.2
2.5″ 59.0 47.2 39.4 33.7 29.5 26.2 23.6 21.5 19.7
3″ 65.5 52.4 43.7 37.5 32.8 29.1 26.2 23.8 21.8
36″ WIDE 2″ TWO SPANS 39.2 31.3 26.1 22.4 19.6 17.4 15.7 14.2 13.1
2.5″ 44.9 35.9 29.9 25.6 22.4 19.9 17.9 16.3 15.0
3″ 49.8 39.8 33.2 28.5 24.9 22.1 19.9 18.1 16.6
2″ Three Or
More Spans
43.0 34.4 28.6 24.5 21.5 19.1 17.2 15.6 14.3
2.5″ 49.2 39.4 32.8 28.1 24.6 21.9 19.7 17.9 16.4
3″ 54.6 43.7 36.4 31.2 27.3 24.3 21.8 19.9 18.2
  • Based on CF-30, CF-36 and CF-42 panel with 26 ga. Light Mesa exterior & 26 ga. Light Mesa interior faces (min Fy=33 ksi).
  • Refer to the allowable connection load chart, for suction loads, which controls support spacing requirements.
  • Allowable positive load is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength & deflection limit.
  • Allowable loads based on panel stress and deflection design criteria are derived from ASTM E72 structural testing and calculated with
    factor of safety of 2.5 for bending stress, 3.0 for shear stresses and deflection limitation of L/180.
  • The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.
  • Consult Robertson Building Systems for recommendations on panel profile and gage suitable for thermal stresses.
Allowable Single Span for Inward and Outward Load of 10 psf
Panel
Type
Thickness
(in)
Design Criteria Allowable
Span
(ft)
Bending
Stress
Shear
Stress
Deflection Limit
L/120
CF-42
Mesa/Mesa
or
CF-45
Mesa/Mesa
2 18.1 38.5 15.8 15.8
2.5 19.5 43.8 18.6 18.6
3 20.6 48.5 21.2 20.6
4 24.7 50.8 26.0 24.7
5 27.9 57.2 30.3 27.9
6 30.1 63.3 34.0 30.1
  • Based on panels with 26 gage exterior and 26 gage interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi) for single span condition.
  • Allowable span is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength and deflection limit.
  • The spans based on panel stress and deflection design criteria are derived from E-72 structural testing.
    The allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 and 3.0 for bending and shear stresses, respectively
    and deflection limitation of L/120.
  • The structural capacity of support members and panel attachment to the support members are not considered
    and must be examined independently.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Deflection caused by temperature differential induced thermal bow is not addressed in the above table
    and may result in allowable spans that are less than the spans listed above and may require the use of heavier 24 or 22 gage panel
    facings at added cost. Except for self-supporting the dead weight of the panel, partition wall panels are non-load bearing. Ceiling
    panels must be supported from the structure above or by an internal support structure. Panel skins must be captured at both ends of
    the panel by supporting members designed to support reaction pressures from a 5 psf interior pressure. CF-42 = 42″ wide. CF-45 =
    44.5″ wide.
ALLOWABLE SPAN IN FEET/METERS FOR PARTITION PANELS
  PARTITION PANELS THICKNESS – IN./CM.
LOAD PSF/KPA DEFL. L/120 2 5.08 2.5 6.35 3 7.62 4 10.16 5 12.7 6 15.24
5/.24 20.80 6.34 24.50 7.47 27.90 8.50 34.10 10.39 39.50 12.04 45.60 12.98
  • Based on 26 gauge, CF45 or Narrower Partition Panel with a Mesa/Mesa Profile.
ALLOWABLE SPAN IN FEET/METERS FOR PARTITION PANELS
  PARTITION PANELS THICKNESS – IN./CM.
LOAD PSF/KPA
DEFL. L/120
2 5.08 2.5 6.35 3 7.62 4 10.16 5 12.7 6 15.24
5/.24 20.80 6.34 24.50 7.47 27.10 8.26 32.40 9.87 34.60 10.54 36.50 11.12
  • Based on 26 gauge, CF45 or Narrower Partition Panel with a Light Mesa/Light Mesa Profile.