The Seven Steps
High Friction Skids

Purpose

To secure computer equipment on an access floor.

Caution

Verify that internal components have low vulnerability to vibrating motion. If internal components require vibration isolation, provide motion isolators in accordance with the section on Computer Equipment: Motion Isolators.

Recommendation

Secured Equipment
Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

Install high friction, rubber-based leveling pads for computer equipment with the following characteristics:

Height

    Height is less than 1/2 the base width.

Spacing

    Adequate spacing between equipment to prevent impact.

Cabinet

    Strong, stiff cabinet.

*Adequate spacing is either equipment that is spaced 3′ or more apart or equipment that is tied together.

Supplies Required

  • Seismic leveling pads (with rubber base)
  • Floor penetration guard

Installation

Leveling Pad
Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

  1. Provide leveling pad below each corner of equipment.
  2. Provide penetration guard around opening in access floor.