Fixed Anchorage

Larger imageVertical Seismic Bracing

Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

Purpose

To secure computer equipment and other furniture and equipment located on the raised access floors.

Note

Typical equipment to anchor or brace:

  • Main frame
    • Processors
    • Power distribution unit
    • Coolant distribution unit
    • Control console
  • Large storage facilities
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Cabinets
  • Air handling units


Caution

Verify that internal components have low vulnerability to vibrating motion. If internal components require vibration isolation, provide motion isolators in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements.

Larger imageThrough-Floor Anchor System

Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

Recommendation

Install seismic bracing or anchors for computer equipment with the following characteristics:

    Height
    Height is greater than 2-1/2 times the base width.

    Spacing
    Closely spaced or less than 18" apart on ground floor.


Consult a structural engineer for design of bracing or anchors.

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