Emergency power generators installed in a nuclear facility must be operational during and after a seismic event. This paper covers the qualification process including representative static structural analysis, shake table testing, and the investigation of structural data taken from mobile applications using the ® C175-20 engine.
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accepted testing concept for seismic qualification is the use of a shaking table. An Instrument transformer of 220kV had been chosen in this study for shake table testing and finite element analysis. The Instrument transformer is mounted on the Tri-axial shake table and exploratory and seismic tests have been carried out.
That's why we provide turnkey seismic certification solutions that meet both IBC Certification and OSHPD Seismic Qualifications. Mechanical Equipment is a leader in IBC Certification, which positions us as a "Seismic Qualification Agency." ... Our equipment seismic qualification services are based on both analysis and shake table testing ...
TRU Compliance offers a performance based engineering approach to test nonstructural components for the ability to maintain structural integrity, and other structural code requirements. Special Seismic Certification, also referred to as Seismic Qualification, is a product approval for components like mechanical and electrical systems.
which was mounted to the shake-table interface plate. To be qualified to the High Seismic Performance Level, IEEE 693-2005 requires that the tested surge arrester survives the shake test with no structural damage and that it remains functional. Functionality is demonstrated by successfully passing routine production tests after the shake table ...
ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA FOR SEISMIC CERTIFICATION BY SHAKE-TABLE TESTING OF NONSTRUCTURAL COMPONENTS (AC156) 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Purpose: The purpose p of this criteria is to establish minimum requirements for the seismic certification by shake-table testing of nonstructural components to be recognized in ICC Evaluation Service,
Seismic Test Co is a single source shake table testing organization owned and operated by California licensed structural engineers who are experts in special seismic certification. Our team specializes in turnkey seismic testing of nonstructural components and providing necessary documentation needed to meet regulatory requirements for seismic performance.
IEEE 693 RECOMMENDED PRACTICE A common standard within the Seismic Certification realm is IEEE 693: IEEE Recommended Practice for Seismic Design of Substations. IEEE 693 covers seismic qualification of battery racks, transformers, switchgear and other products and equipment for substations. The standard details the requirements for qualification by analysis and shake table testing.
assuring seismic performance of electrical equipment is through simulation testing via triaxial or biaxial shake tables. Representative configurations for each of Eaton's product lines were designed and built for seismic testing. Considerable attention was given to selecting test units that conservatively represented the entire family
shake-table testing, the procedures are clarified by the ICC through ICC-ES 156 (Acceptance Criteria for Seismic Qualification by Shake-Table Testing of Nonstructural Components and Systems). In addition to shake-table testing, manufacturers can qualify systems through mathematical modeling using computer programs and accepted engineering standards
structural modeling alone is not a sufficient method for seismic qualification. When qualifying by shake table testing, strict adherence to AC156 must be followed. Single axis, dual axis or triple axis shake table testing are all acceptable methods. During shake testing, the unit under test (UUT) must contain the required fluids that it
Switchgear test program Instrumentation and control electronics test program Description The cornerstone of the Westinghouse seismic testing service is a digitally controlled, independent, tri-axial seismic table. The seismic table is modular and can be used to test full-size cabinets as well as components and subassemblies.
The methodology involved in the seismic qualification of the unconventional valve presented in this paper. Among the various shake table experiments carried out for the seismic qualification unconventional valves, the experiment carried out for the Inclined Fuel Transfer Machine (IFTM) Gate valve is referred in this paper for the above purpose.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE SEISMIC CERTIFICATION OF NON-STRUCTURAL ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS Page 1 of 2 Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell has CERTIFIED1 the listed Fire Alarm System Products for seismic application. The basis of qualification was by shake testing and analysis, in accordance with the following building codes2.
The current IC-ES acceptance criterion (AC) used for the testing and evaluation of Seismic Clips is AC156, Acceptance Criteria for Seismic Qualification by Shake-Table Testing of Nonstructural Components and Systems. AC156 was not specifically designed to provide testing guidelines or pass/fail criteria for acoustical suspension systems in a ...
Clark Testing Seismic Testing Laboratory primary Seismic tri-axial shake table is comprised of a 10 x 10 hexagon plate operating on an independent tri-axial hydraulic system. Clark Testing Seismic table is capable of performing seismic testing of large packages up to 20,000 lbs. (total test specimen weight including all fixtures) with ZPA of 1G.
* 16690-QTR Rev. 00, "Qualification Test Report for Environmental and Seismic Qualification of Weed Model DTN 2010 Pressure Transmitters", December 2002 CSA Documents * CAN3-N289.4-M86, "Testing Procedures for Seismic Qualification of CANDU Nuclear Power Plants" Document No.: 3077-390572-001 Rev. 0 Page 7 of 29
There are several different experimental techniques that can be used to test the response of structures and soil or rock slopes to verify their seismic performance, one of which is the use of an earthquake shaking table (a shaking table, or simply shake table).This is a device for shaking scaled slopes, structural models or building components with a wide range of simulated ground motions ...