ASK AHCA 2022
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This is your opportunity to ask AHCA any question you would like to ask regarding interpretations of Codes and Standards applied by AHCA to your facilities. This includes the Florida Building Code, the NFPA Codes, the FGI Guidelines, CMS Codes, or the state rules.
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Name of Code, Standard, Law or if applicable: 2018 FGI
Chapter, Section, Paragraph or Identifying location: 2.1-188.8.131.52 Technology Distribution Room (TDR)
(2) Size. All TDR's shall provide a minimum three-foot clearance on all sides of the equipment rack(s).
Add background information: Equipment racks are available as either open free-standing, Wall mounted, or enclosed (deadfront). Equipment racks are typically ganged together in a lineup, or as single rack.
NFPA-99 '184.108.40.206.3.5 Working Space.' says the working clearances are to meet NFPA-70 110.26(A)
Question: 1) Are Wall-mounted equipment racks still allowed for these spaces?
2) Are enclosed racks still allowed for these spaces?
3) Can single enclosed or free-standing racks be installed with one side against an outside wall, or must they be located in the center of the room?
4) Do FGI requirements override the NFPA-99 and NFPA-70 110.26(A) requirements which could allow (by special permission) reduced working clearances where the voltages are less than 30Vrms?
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38th Annual AHCA Seminar & Expo
September 18 - 20, 2022 (Sun. - Tues.) Disney's Coronado Springs Resort