Responding to customer needs, Carrier has expanded the availability of their special seismic-compliant package to include the WeatherMaker® 3 to 25 ton rooftop models. This optional package ensures that select Carrier equipment meets the requirements for seismic events in accordance with the California Office of Statewide Health and Planning Development (OSHPD). The special seismic-compliant package option is also available on Carrier® AquaSnap® 30RB air-cooled chiller, Evergreen® 23XRV and 19XRV water-cooled chillers, AquaForce® 30XW water-cooled chiller, and Centurion® rooftops.
“More and more building owners and engineers must comply with special seismic requirements for equipment as well as for the building itself,” stated Greg Alcorn, vice president, commercial sales and marketing, Carrier Residential and Commercial Systems. “With our special seismic certification package, they can be assured that our equipment has been validated by an independent third party, and therefore does not require additional testing at the jobsite.”
John Mix, product manager, light commercial rooftops, Carrier Residential and Commercial Systems added, “The special seismic-compliant package on the WeatherMaker rooftop line is one more innovative option that we offer to improve performance and reliability. Our WeatherMaker rooftops meet virtually any light commercial application need, making them the perfect solution for energy retrofits, upgrades or new installations.”
Carrier equipment with the optional, installed seismic package meets current International Building Code, California Building Code and ASCE 7 seismic qualification requirements in concurrence with ICC ES AC156 Acceptance Criteria for Seismic Qualification by Shake Table Testing of Nonstructural Components and Systems.
For further information and documentation on Carrier seismic compliant products go to www.carrier.com.
Rooftop seismic package
May 26, 2011