Fixed Anchorage


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


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


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.

Vertical Seismic Bracing
Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD


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


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


    Closely spaced or less than 18″ apart on ground floor.

Consult a structural engineer for design of bracing or anchors.

Through-Floor Anchor System
Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD