Whilst the general PSA categories have been for medium, heavy and extra heavy grade flooring systems, Kingspan Access Floors is now seeing a requirement for loadings that exceed even the Extra Heavy rating in data centres.
The company has responded to this need by developing a Kingspan Super Heavy system with a new pedestal and stringer design, as well as devising a system for strengthening floors that have already been installed.
For example, a standard heavy graded floor can be improved to raise its load bearing capability with minimum impact on the sub floor services and minimum disruption. Changes to an existing floor can include the addition of cross bracing and lateral bracing where services potentially impinge.
On top of the floor, the cabinets sit on steel beams running the length of the cabinets to help dissipate the load through the floor, which would otherwise be overloaded.