FLAT RIDGE POLE TENT

FREE SPAN FRAME TENTS

CLEAR TOP FRAME TENTS

HIGH PEAK POLE TENTS

HIGH PEAK FRAME TENTS

GABLE END FRAME TENTS

EVENT LIGHTING

HEATING / COOLING

SIDEWALLS

DANCE FLOOR/PORTAFLOOR

TABLES / CHAIRS / LINEN

BUDGETS & GUIDES

WIND RATINGS & REQUIREMENTS

UPDATED: 02/23/21

The recommendations, requirements, terms or conditions given in this document apply to any use of AEG equipment, rentals or services and are part of POLICY-SOP. These requirements are in addition to and not exclusive of other terms, conditions and policies in the AGREEMENT. AEG is the "PROVIDER"; the equipment renter or services user is the "USER". The definition of words herein is as given in POLICY-DEFINITIONS.

 

The USER is responsible for loss of use and correcting damage, disruptions and inconveniences caused by storms or weather, including wind blown rain, water bagging, overflowing gutters, gutter seams, surface and ground drainage and all other. No claim of improper, faulty or defective equipment installation shall be made or considered when weather is a factor in any way.

USER shall assure  NO USE of tents, outdoor rides, activities,

or other rented equipment during threat of inclement weather or when lightning is nearby.

Rides and activities shall have a Beaufort Wind Scale rating of less than 7 Tents shall have Beaufort Wind Scale rating of 8 in dry soil or 7 in damp soil. Saturated soil is rated 6. USER shall order "WIND KITS" for installation when potential for storms and/or winds exist. If proper WIND KITS installed and used, tent rating shall increase by 1 force rating in wet soil or 2 in dry soil. However, no tent shall be rated above 10 on the Beaufort Wind Scale. Users must vacate tent in the event of inclement weather.

Beaufort Force

Wind Speed

Description

6

25–31 mph

Strong breeze

7

31–38 mph

Near gale

8

39–46 mph

Gale

9

47–54 mph

Strong gale

10

55–63 mph

Storm

11

64–72 mph

Violent storm

12

73 mph and over

Hurricane


Because wind can vary significantly between nearby locations, 10-MPH shall be added to the nearest National Weather Service recording station information when determining on site windspeed, unless an onsite recording anemometer is present (available for rent). Further, windspeed alone shall not be the determining factor in any tent failure. Anchoring location, tent strap angle, and anchor holding power must all be maintained within industry standards. Further, heavy instantaneous rain downpours can overwhelm a tent’s ability to shed water causing a condition called WATER BAGGING. If water accumulation or WATER PONDING occurs, the USER is responsible for the water’s immediate removal. WATER PONDING voids all warranties. The USER shall have the insurances and/or damage waivers required by the contract terms to cover any loss, costs or damage due to any issue caused directly or indirectly by weather. In such cases, no claim of faulty or deficient installation shall be valid or reviewable. For more information on WATER PONDING visit: http://www.amerevent.com/TENTS/USER/PONDING.shtml.

Tent use is also subject to Safe Equipment Use Policy and Tent Quality Standards.

For an adobe.pdf copy of this document, download:

http://www.amerevent.com/TENTS/WIND/WIND.pdf.