The physical room properties for a room include how much equipment weight the floor can carry. The system guides you to help you avoid placing equipment that is too heavy for the floor to carry.
Different carrying weight values are used depending on type of material and whether it is a raised floor environment.
- Wooden floor: up to 400-500 kg/m² (or about 82-102 lb/sq.ft)
- Concrete floor: from about 500 kg/m² ending well into a couple of thousand kg/m² (or about 102 lb/sq.ft)
- Standard raised floor: 600-1200 kg/m² (or about 123-245 lb/sq.ft)
- Standard raised floor point-carrying weight: 150-300 kg/point (not covered by this version of the application).
In addition, the system calculations are based on the following:
- The carrying weight of a floor or section of the floor is evenly distributed. This means that it does not matter where on a specific tile a load is placed.
Calculations based on point-carrying weight are not covered by this version of the application.
- Items other than racks, such as UPS, PDU, or cooling units, do not add to the weight calculations.
- Cables do not add to the weight of the racks.
If you want to include weight information in your configuration, define the carrying capacity of the floor and the weight of equipment placed in the floor layout. If you do not want to use weight information, leave the weight options empty.
- Configure floor carrying capacity.
- Right-click a room and select Properties>Room.
- Define the Maximum Carrying Capacity measured in kg/m2 in the Floor page to match your physical environment.
- Configure equipment weight.
- Right-click the piece of equipment in the floor layout and select Properties.
- In the Physical page, define the Weight or Maximum Weight of the rack or equipment in the rack.