Raised Floor System Assessment
- Verify the rolling load rating for moving equipment across the floor.
- Verify the stationary load rating.
- Verify the pedestal attachment to the sub-floor meets current seismic criteria.
- Verify that the pedestal type meets current seismic criteria.
Verify Panel Integrity:
- Check panels for signs of delamination. Adhesives used for gluing High Pressure Laminate to steel access floor panels are prone to fail if the humidity level goes below 20%. It may not be apparent that the glue bond has been compromised especially during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons.
- Improper cleaning can also lead to delamination so an inspection will also be looking for signs of improper cleaning.
Floor Covering Type:
- Verify the floor covering type, thickness, and color for the possible future purchase of replacement panels. This applies to Air-flow panels as well as solid field panels.
- Once the floor covering type is determined, the static control properties if there are any will be determined.
- The type of air-flow panels currently installed will be determined so that the owner can determine the amount of air that each panel can handle.
- Once the system type is determined additional air-flow panel options can be presented such as high-volume grates if they are offered by the manufacturer.
- Air leakage can be a serious problem for efficiency and adequate cooling of equipment so cutouts and the floor perimeter will be inspected for air leakage.
- Contamination within the subfloor can be a serious problem for data centers and commercial raised floor environments so we will check to determine whether your Data Center Subfloor needs cleaning to ISO Standards 14-644-7-9 or whether your Commercial Subfloor Canister Vents need cleaning.