[Beowulf] removing tiles around heavy racks?
hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Tue Jan 3 12:46:27 EST 2006
> The floor rating may be relevant. Typical 'concor' floors made by Tate
> Access Flooring have point load ratings of 1250, 1500, or 2000 pounds.
sure, but I'm not interested in whether something will go through a tile.
actually, these ratings always puzzle me a bit - given that a rack will
always have wheels on four separate tiles, is a 1250 rating assuming the
rack is ~4000 lbs? oh, maybe if you have a rack on diagonal and/or very
> Since this is a safety issue, I suggest you contact the floor manufacturer
> and ask their engineers directly. I wouldn't trust any response that you
> get from this newsgroup as definitive.
good advice. unfortunately, vendors tend to give numbers so safety-padded
that they're unrealistic. for instance, designing machinerooms based on
the peak theoretical load of a computer's PS - say 500W for a dual-opteron
which I can measure consuming <250W under load...
regards, mark hahn.
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