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1.1 Vertical equipment cabinets. See Appendixes "A" thru "E" for typical styles and measurements.

1.2 The contractor shall supply a system of vertical racks capable of supporting specified electronics.

1.3 The cabinets shall be comprised of interchangeable modular components capable of being configured in a variety of heights either as a single unit or as a series of connected units.

1.4 Side components shall offer ventilation. The bottom shall be open with closure panel available.

1.5 Rack rail options shall include both punched and tapped (threaded) holes.

1.6 Model options shall include those that are welded and shipped as an assembled unit or those that are shipped knocked down and assembled on site.


2.1 The system shall preferably comply with Underwriters Laboratories (U.L.) listing. Copy of the U.L. certificate of approval to be submitted upon request.

2.2 The system shall comply with Electronic Industry Association (E.I.A.) specifications for rack mounting ANSI/EIA standard RS-310.


3.1 The contractor shall supply five sets of scaled drawings for each vertical rack cabinet assembly showing the location of all the specified electronics in isometric view in addition to a plan (top) and front views.

3.2 The specification of sizes and dimensions shown in the drawings shall have a tolerance of not more than +/- 0.062" (1.6mm).


All components within the system shall be:

4.1 Of pre-engineered construction i.e: constructed from a series of independent components.

4.2 Available from a pre-defined set of manufacturers component model numbers or as a single model number representing a complete cabinet.

4.3 In common production for at least two years prior to the date of submission.

4.4 Free from alterations to the installed cabinet or series of cabinets, will be accomplished without the need for either welding or carpentry work.

4.5 Capable of cables or conduits passing through the entire width of a series of connected vertical cabinets without obstruction.

4.6 Capable of supporting E.I.A. standard 19" (483mm) width rack mounted equipment.

4.7 Constructed of 14 and 18 gauge (.074", .047") steel superstructure framework with external attachable side, top, rear, and bottom panels. System/85 cabinets: 20 gauge (.035") sides, 14 gauge (.074") base, 20 gauge (.035") tops, and 14/18 gauge (.074"/.047") combo for frames.

4.8 Constructed of 14 (.074") gauge steel inner and outer rack rails.

4.9 Supplied with a series of standard vented or solid blank panels which are determined by the contractor and included to cover areas not filled in with specified equipment. These panels shall be measured in standard rack unit multiples and available with standard part numbers for future changes to the system.


5.1 All exterior and frame steel components including blank panels shall be zinc oxide wash primer then painted 10734 dove grey and 10732 pearl grey baked enamel.


6.1 A full range of optional accessories are available including but not limited to:

6.2 Caster kit, electrical outlet supply, anti-tip extension legs, shelf support brackets, stationary shelves, pullout shelves, rack slide kits, drawers, blowers and cooling fans, corner fillers and spacers.


7.1 Mounting hardware for the specified electronics shall be available upon request. Panel bolts, washers and clips with captive nuts suitable for use with E.I.A. standard punched racks shall be included.

7.2 Slide kits where appropriate (including drawers) shall be of ball bearing operation. Friction or roller type slides are not acceptable.


8.1 Fully detailed assembly instructions in the English language shall be supplied with both written and pictorial descriptions for each item/model numbered component.


9.1 Each system component part number shall be independently marked and packed into double or triple ply corrugated outer cartons and shall be suitable for storage and shipping to site without damage.


10.1 The manufacturer shall provide a written ten year warranty against defects of all component parts, material, and workmanship under normal use.