Seismic Testing ICC-ES AC-156

Seismic Testing ICC-ES AC-156
Seismic Qualification Testing ICC-ES AC-156 (OSHPD)

Applied Technical Services, Inc. offers seismic qualification testing in full compliance with the requirements of ICC-ES AC-156 for nonstructural components, such as mechanical, electrical, architectural elements that are permanently attached to structures. The acceptance criteria applies to ones that have fundamental frequencies equal to or greater than 1.3 Hertz. Several California P.E.’s on staff for report review in accordance with OSHPD certification applications.

ATS has a significant advantage over other seismic labs regarding this qualification testing since we have a triaxial shaker table, which best simulates the seismic ground motion that occurs in a random manner simultaneously in all directions. 

Specifications/Features:
  • Fully Compliant with IEEE 344, GR-63-CORE, AC-156, IBC
  • 3 Independent Simultaneous Axes of Motion (X,Y,Z translation)
  • Table Size of 36"x36" with Grid of 1/2" - 13 Tapped Holes on 4"x4" Pattern
  • Actuators Rated at 10,000 lbf
  • Peak Displacement of 12 Inches P-P (+/-6")
  • Rated Velocity of 52 IPS
  • Frequency Range of Operation 0-100 Hz with Ability to Operate Up to 150 Hz for Purposes of Resonance Searches
  • State of the Art PC-Based Digital Controller (Vibration Research) and 12 Channels of Piezoelectric Accelerometers
  • Independent High-Speed DAQ Systems for Chatter Monitoring (64 Channels)
Quality Standards:
  • ANSI/ASME NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Requirements
  • 10CFR50 Appendix B Nuclear Quality Assurance Requirements
  • 10CFR21 Requirements for the Reporting of Non Conformances
  • ISO/IEC 17025 Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 Calibration System Requirements

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