Load Capacity of Raised Floor
When designing a new raised floor system, the floor load is the important thing we need to know. Accurate load capacity is one of the advantages of raised floor. A good raised floor system has the best product characteristics and can provide a safe computer room environment. So you should design the raised floor system according to the type and quantity of load it bears. As the system load rating increases, the production cost and the cost to the end-user will also increase. Therefore, it is necessary to achieve the best balance between application requirements and system costs. When choosing the raised floor system, you may need to consider multiple types of load.
Concentrated load capacity
Fix the raised floor on the pedestal and stringer, and adjust the height of the pedestal. Keep the raised floor on the same level and ensure the floor surface and the four pedestals are evenly stressed. Then use the pressure sensor to apply pressure on the floor surface until the floor deforms to the specified degree. The load capacity at this time is the concentrated load of the raised floor. In actual use, the equipment in the computer room may have a series of feet or points. Calculate the total weight and the number of points, and then you can know your design concentrated load.
Uniform load capacity
The uniform load capacity means the force that evenly distributes on the entire area of the panel. When using the raised floor, the uniform load is the weight that equipment without legs imposes on the raised floor. This parameter indicates the weight that the raised floor can bear when the equipment is in contact with the floor surface, and the unit is N\m2.
The rolling load points to the weight that the raised floor must bear when moving the equipment with wheels. Generally, the rolling load capacity has a more significant destructive effect on the raised floor than the static load. If you need to move the devices frequently, you should consider the rolling load.