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Can Square D Panelboards be built to meet seismic standards? If so, to what standards are the panels built?

Issue:
Can Square D Panelboards be built to meet seismic standards? If so, to what standards are the panels built?

Product Line:
Panelboards

Environment:
Seismic Zone Appllication

Cause:
Features

Resolution:

Square D NQ, NQOD, NF, I-Line and QMB panelboards meet the seismic requirements of ICBO 2000 when the following guidelines are met:
Bolt-on circuit breakers are required on NQ and NQOD panelboards.
Boxes must be secured to wall/structure by utilizing all mounting holes provided in box and secured with grade 2 steel bolts sized per the mounting holes.

See Web link to Data Buletin page 4 for NQ standard:
"The seismic provisions of the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) requires strenuous shaker table testing for panelboards. The new NQ panelboard successfully completed this testing without any structural damage, while retaining electrical continuity."

NQ Panelboards - Quality and Durability Testing (1640DB0802)

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