Earthquakes are more likely to occur in some parts of the world than others. When buildings are constructed in areas where seismic activity is likely to occur the building codes and standards require seismic bracing of electrical equipment. The selection and specification of products for installation of electrical equipment in seismic zones requires some basic understanding of how the installation of ducts and pipes needs to be implemented.
In this course the student will learn the basics of how to attach electrical equipment to a structure to minimize earthquake damage. There are many attachment examples shown in the source document for this course including anchoring and the use of special devices called seismic restraint devices. This course and the source document do not supersede code requirements; however, it provides a good fundamental basis for understanding the practical requirements for installing electrical equipment requiring seismic bracing. Users of the information in this course and the source document assume all liability arising from such use.
The student is expected to read and review the material contained in the FEMA 413/December 2004 document – Installing Seismic Restraints For Electrical Equipment.
The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty-three (33) questions at the end of this course to obtain PDH credits.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- How to install electrical equipment for seismic applications
- Raceways/Conduits/Cable Trays
- Attachment types
- Special cases
- Anchor selection guide
- Seismic terminology
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