The Seven Steps
Fixed Anchorage


Vertical Seismic Bracing
Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

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.


Through-Floor Anchor System
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.