Monday, December 24, 2018

ANSI/AHRI 2015 Standard for Requirements for Seismic Qualification of HVACR Equipment

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Purpose. The purpose of this standard is to define the requirements for seismic qualification of
mechanical HVACR Equipment. The 2012 International Building Code® (IBC) includes a number of
provisions for seismic design and certification of nonstructural components. These provisions are intended to improve the performance of non-essential and essential nonstructural systems subject to strong ground shaking. Both the IBC and the American Society of Civil Engineers Standard SEI/ASCE 7 (ASCE 7) contain requirements for qualification of Equipment.

Scope. This standard applies to the following Equipment: Fan Coil Units, Unit Ventilators, Air
Handling Units, Coils, Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers, Vertical Packaged Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps, Packaged Terminal Equipment, Dehumidifiers, Flow and Contaminant Controls, Furnaces, Humidifiers, Liquid Chillers, Thermal Storage Equipment, Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (including Ductless Equipment), and Water-Source Heat Pumps. This standard does not apply to any other products. This standard describes the methods for equipment qualification and the process to determine equipment Seismic Capacity. The applicability of this standard to equipment not specifically listed in the scope has not been considered.

Section 1. Purpose 
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Section 5.
Section 6.
Seismic Demand 
Section 7.
Seismic Capacity of Equipment by Analysis 
Section 8.
Seismic Capacity of Equipment by Testing 
Section 9.
Report Requirements 
Section 10.
Seismic Rating of Equipment

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