Seismic Assessment of Specialized Manufacturing Machinery
Seismic evaluation heavy manufacturing equipment.
CP&A has experience performing structural seismic assessment of large metal forming machines. This was required for compliance with code requirements. AISC 7-10 chapter 13 - Seismic design of non-structural components specifically section 188.8.131.52A.
Generally for these projects CP&A performs the following scope:
Check primary structure and connections were checked for strength during an earthquake.
Analyze stability of any moving components including transfer trollies.
Summary of seismic loads that will be transmitted to the foundation.