Seismic events continue to draw attention on a global scale, becoming a catalyst for ever-increasing building codes and certifications. Data centers and healthcare facilities without backup systems have critical preparation to avoid any down-time; to reduce risk and minimize equipment damage, seismic protection is necessary.
The International Building Code (IBC) states that hospitals and emergency management agencies are considered Risk Category IV facilities, and must continue to be operational, especially during and after an earthquake, because:
- They require direct access to the network at all times for patient records
- Life support and monitoring devices must remain operational
- Communications equipment must remain operational
- Access to network for data is essential to remain functioning
- Communications services are critical for monitoring and planning
Consequently, components that will be attached to a Category IV building and that are required to keep operating in such building should have a special seismic qualification from an accredited institution.
Chatsworth Products' (CPI) seismic rated products are designed and tested to the highest performance, ensuring functionality during even the most severe earthquake.
The Z4-Series SeismicFrame® Cabinet delivers:
- Market-leading seismic load rating of 1500 lb
- Multiple size options, including 1200 mm D cabinets to support deeper equipment, like modular network switches and high-density server applications
- Simplified installation that only requires floor anchorage eliminating the requirement for costly engineering calculations for external bracing
- Increased chance of continued operation after seismic event
- Seismic code compliant
To learn more, visit CPI's product page.