Dynamic Seismic Earthquake Test

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Successful Execution of Dynamic Seismic Earthquake Test

Our valued partner Euroclima has delivered 29 air handling units (AHUs) to New Zealand as part of the Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre project for the earthquake prone country.

The project required an earthquake proof unit casing.  To provide the solution, an independent laboratory from Italy were engaged to execute a shake table test.

Our AHU section, with installed floor mounted plug fan was tested on a multi-axial table (4.8 m x 4.8 m) with hydraulic actuation.  The test procedure includes, as specified by ICC ES AC156 (2007), both resonance search and seismic simulation tests referring to two different seismicity levels.

A total of 42 analog input modules were fixed on the section for an exact measurement and result.

The results of the test were successful and showed that our ZHK Inova casing withstood the earthquake test whilst maintaining performance.

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