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ICAN/ATEX: How is 'high-traffic' determined?

April 24, 2013
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How much foot traffic per hour makes it a high (heavy) traffic area compared to foot traffic per hour for low (light) traffic

Wednesday’s Answer:

I went to the Antron website ( and found their definition of traffic levels.

It looks as good as any, and since a carpet company measures this sort of thing due to the nature of their product, you can rely on it to be somewhat representative of at least the carpet side of the industry.

Foot traffic units:
One foot traffic unit is described as a pedestrian walking across a measured section of carpet, one time.

Foot traffic is classified as follows:
Light: less than 100/day. Could also include some … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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