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Celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas, Day 9: Seismic Racks

December 18, 2008

Celebrate the holidays with CPI’s “The 12 Days of Christmas Solutions” for your data center. Each topic will feature a unique solution to meet your data center needs.

On the 9th day of Christmas my CPI Distributor provided me ...

CPI’s Seismic Frame® Two-Post Rack is designed specifically to support network equipment in areas with seismic activity. The rack is rated for an industry leading 1000 lb per the NEBS GR-63-CORE Zone 4 requirements. An earthquake can easily damage or destroy non-seismic racks and equipment that are not carefully braced. When earthquakes occur, equipment racks move back-and-forth with the building causing violent vibration through racks and equipment. The welded, steel Seismic Frame Two-Post Rack resists the swaying motion caused by earthquakes to reduce the amount of vibration transferred through the rack to equipment and is less likely to be damaged during a seismic event, which means faster network recovery.

Product Overview Video for the Seismic Frame Two-Post Rack.  

Chatsworth Products, Inc. Seismic Protection Systems reduce the risk of equipment damage by stiffening, bracing, and stabilizing racks and rack-mounted equipment to comply with structural recommendations. When planning installations in seismically active regions, CPI helps reduce the approval cycle by obtaining California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Pre-Approval (OPA) numbers for several IT infrastructure products. In compliance with earthquake design criteria, CPI’s Seismic Protection Systems protect equipment so it remains operational when subject to earthquakes. A list of OPA numbers is available at

The Seismic Frame Rack is available for custom configuration using our Product Configurator. For additional information or assistance, please contact our Technical Support Team at  Alan Taft, Sr. Product Manager

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