Energy Labs Air Handling units have received IBC 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009 seismic certification.
The certificate of compliance qualifies the company’s Air Handling Units for use in building structures wherever seismically rated equipment should be considered.
Air Handling Units play a critical role in maintaining the building environment and making them functional. Seismically Certified Air Handling Unit equipment is required in the 50 states that have adopted the IBC code.
Air handling Units must not only survive earthquakes, the intent of the IBC is to encourage manufacturers to create equipment that remains online and functioning during and after a catastrophic event in order to provide critical life–safety support.
Applications where seismically certified equipment should be considered include hospitals, healthcare facilities; fire, rescue and police stations; emergency shelters; telecommunications centers; power plants; air traffic control centers; military and government buildings; and water treatment facilities.
To qualify for seismic certification, Energy Labs Air handling Units were tested by the VMC Group, an ICC–approved, independent approval agency. All tests were done in accordance with IBC 2000, 2003 and 2006 Section 1707.7.2 and Section 1708.5.
Energy labs certified equipment will have a certificate and label in a clear, viewable location to assure the customer that this equipment qualifies for seismic locations.
When should you specify this certification? Energy Labs has created a quick slideshow to help illustrate the requirements of the code.
How should you specify this requirement? These suggested specifications from Energy Labs should help.