AGI seismic fixture clamps

FEMA Compliant

AGI's Seismic Fixture Clamps' (SFCs) code compliant design are ideal for buildings that must meet Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements.

The SFC meets the requirements of FEMA's Risk Management Series Risk Assessments - A How to Guide to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings, January, 2005.

The excerpt pertaining to light fixtures mounted on suspended ceiling systems is listed below.

Section 2.28, A How to Guide to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings:

"When an explosive blast shatters a window, the blast wave enters the interior space, pulling structural and non-structural building components under loads not considered in standard building codes. It has been shown that connection criteria for these systems in high seismic activity areas resulted in much less falling debris that could injure building occupants.

Mount all overhead utilities and other fixtures weighing 14 kilograms (31 pounds) or more to minimize the likelihood that they will fall and injure building occupants. Design all equipment mountings to resist forces of 0.5 times the equipment weight in any direction and 1.5 times the equipment weight in the downward direction. This standard does not preclude the need to design equipment mountings for forces required by other criteria, such as seismic standards.

Reference: DoD UFC 4-010-01" 

 AGI SFC product family

The lighting fixture is suspended to the ceiling grid by Seismic Fixture Clamps (SFC) at all four corners to ensure that it is earthquake safe.

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The SFC's patented Unified Ceiling Module design prevents the lighting fixture from detaching from the ceiling grid and disintegrating.