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ASK AHCA 2022

For the answers to all questions submitted last year to ASK AHCA 2021, please Download Here

 

Opportunity CLOSED - to ask the Agency for Health Care Administration any question you would like to ask regarding interpretations of Codes and Standards applied by the Agency for Health Care Administration to your facilities. This includes the Florida Building Code, the NFPA Codes, the FGI Guidelines, CMS Codes, or the state rules.

Your questions will be forwarded to the the Agency for Health Care Administration staff for review and will be answered at the seminar. Please include your email address and/or phone number so the the Agency for Health Care Administration staff can contact you if there are questions about your question. Use this form to ask your questions.

These questions will remain anonymous to website viewers. All questions that are received by September 1, 2022 will be reviewed and processed by the Agency for Health Care Administration.

Fill out the ASK AHCA 2022 form with your question.

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Questions Submitted

Name of Code, Standard, Law or if applicable: 2018 FGI

Chapter, Section, Paragraph or Identifying location: 2.1-8.5.2.3 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 '7.3.1.2.3.5 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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