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Precautions For Raised Access Floor Selection and Installation

2020/10/12 18:02:43

If you want the raised floor to effectively and energetically play its advantages in your project, , some necessary precautions must be taken into consideration when you develop a plan for installing the raised floor. 

Precautions For Choosing & Installing Raised Floor System 

In the space that remains under the floor, Raised Floor is possible to house all the installations, air conditioning, electrical cables, telephone cables, etc., which facilitates the inspection and improves access for maintenance operations or partial modifications.

It is important to underline that: even if the size and material of the raised floor panel are optional and typically achievable with industrial-type production cycles, but the advantage of raised floor system may not be decisive or sufficient if a deep analysis is not carried out before installing it in your project. So some considerations of choosing and installing to propose based on the requirements are necessary

The following considerations must be taken into account:

  • Raised floors are mounted "dry" in one operation. This means saving time and costs. The fact that the raised floor is completely installed covered allows, in addition to saving time and costs normally associated with the installation of the coating at the job site, obtaining a better and more reliable finish.

  • The final arrangement of the operating structure of the machinery and equipment of a company can be defined in the last phase of the installation of the raised floor based on the situation and demands of the company at the time. This means the possibility of updated planning.

  • A raised floor makes it possible to compensate for unevenness in raw soil by creating homogeneous surfaces.

  • All facilities and distribution ducts are accessible at every point on the raised pavement. This means remarkable facilities in case of controls, modifications, repairs, and new installations. The danger of touching cables, pipes, etc. It is eliminated both in the first installation and in subsequent expansion or modification works.

  • The system is variable and can be freely modified. This entails the possibility of modernizing, restructuring, expanding or replacing the devices at any time.

  • The capacity to house distribution and outlet lines and pipelines and other facilities is practically unlimited, even if it presents a minimum project planning criterion, mainly due to safety factors. This means a high degree of flexibility and the realization of shorter routes that allow, among other things, the reduction of the consumption of cables and other materials.

  • Thanks to the use of air conditioning panels and the installation of various low energy consumption air conduction systems, these floors represent at the same time the conduction for the air conditioning of offices and computing centers. This means having an optimal temperature in each environment.

  • Acoustic compartments can be installed without great cost in the case of individual office construction. The possibility of installing connections for water intakes and for centralized vacuum cleaners allows to design an economical cleaning system. This means significantly facilitating the maintenance of the installations and parts.

  • Raised floors allow easy installation of a wide range of useful accessories. For example: boxes, sockets, electrical and telephone installations, sockets for fire extinguishers, etc.

  • Raised floors can be manufactured in non-combustible or hardly flammable materials, which means a contribution of relief for preventive protection against fires.

  • Electrostatic charges are avoided by choosing a suitable coating; in the case of conductive coatings, they are discharged through a contact and grounding system of some supports in the system.

  • They allow the installation of individual cables, beyond a potential cost disadvantage, a higher degree of safety is achieved due to the fact that if one cable is carbonizing it cannot involve the others.