VRF Systems from LG Electronics Earn the OSHPD Special Seismic Certification

Multi-V IV variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems from LG Electronics have been certified to exceed California’s stringent seismic building requirements. LG Multi-V IV systems are certified in all 50 states.
 
With a seismic testing design acceleration parameter of SDS (g) = 2.95, these products exceed the maximum USGS defined SDS (g) = 2.50 for the contiguous USA, Alaska and Hawaii and secured seismic certification in accordance with a number of compliance codes, including: International Building Code (IBC) 2012, California Building Code (CBC) 2013, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures ASCE 7-10, and the OSHPD Preapproval Procedure with shake table testing in accordance with ICC-ES AC 156 2012.
               
With increased understanding of the dangers of seismic activity in the United States, compliance certification is important for certain building projects, according to LG Electronics USA.
 
States located near fault lines including California, Utah and Kansas are taking the lead in codes and standards and requiring both new construction and retrofit buildings to be built to continue operation in a seismic emergency for safety reasons.
 
To ensure building safety and widen the range of installation projects, LG pursued certification for key products from the company’s Multi-V IV VRF commercial air source product line.
              
By earning the OSHPD Special Seismic Certification, LG’s Multi-V IV VRF systems can be utilized in new construction or renovated construction of hospital building projects in California.
 
IBC certification means that LG’s Multi-V IV products can be utilized in new construction or renovated construction of occupancy category IV building types having an Importance Factor 1.5 or greater, including hospitals; fire, rescue and police stations; emergency shelters; and power-generating stations. Typically, during seismic emergencies, buildings of this category must continue to operate and serve the public, and they need HVAC systems that can perform during emergencies.
 
These seismic compliance certifications allow LG to further expand its new construction and retrofit installations, providing comfort for a greater range of projects not just in California but also throughout the United States.       

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