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Paul,
 
Basically, the design of OR surgical lighting just follows the requirements of Chapter 13 of the ASCE 7-05 considering the lights as flexible, (2.5 increase), essential facility, 1.5 increase), and a hgih Sds for Southern California, (1.53 for this specific location). This gives you an Fp of 2.2Wp, (ASD). This is somewhat conservative as I am assuming a z/h = 1.0, (one story building), and I guess I could reasonably make it about 0.75 since the light is below the roof line. But, anyway, that is what I am designing the supports for.
 
Regards,
 
Larry
 
> Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:52:54 -0400
> Subject: RE: OSHPD Requirements for Surgical Lights
> From: ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>
> Larry,
> Thanks. Of course, we have similar provisions in Canadian code for essential
> facilities. However, I am curious why the OR lights have been described to
> have service connection/support characteristics that would typically exceed
> the essential service requirements.
>
> Is there something special about these lights and the service support
> requirements or is it simply an issue that by the time you accomplish an
> adequate support design due to other considerations, the design will exceed
> any rational (or irrational) expectations and code requirements?
>
> Regards
> Paul
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> ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org
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>
> > From: Larry Hauer <lhauer(--nospam--at)live.com>
>
> > Essential facilities in California require special considerations.
>
> > Larry Hauer S.E.
>
> >> Not having done any OR lighting support=2C I have to ask the question ...
> >> Why are these so special?
>
> >> Regards
> >> Paul
>
> >>> From: "Donny Harris" <dharris(--nospam--at)kpff-la.com>
> >>> Keith is correct=2C the service design criteria is very important in these
> >>> cases and often controls the design if you are doing odd connections
> >>> trying to avoid the typical clutter in an OR ceiling. Lots of bracing is
> >>> key (pay attention to torsion with the brace layout) and any type of
> >>> cantilever design should be avoided if possible. If you are installing
> >>> ...
>
> >>> Donny Harris=2C SE=3D20
> >>> California
>
>
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