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OSHPD Certified Designs

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PCT submitted its designs to shake table testing at two highly regarded national labs. Over a two-day period, a single transformer was subjected to three different and increasingly harsher tests. Each test was repeated twice, one for each axis. That single transformer experienced six violent events, simulating the highest seismic potential in the United States. This included the highest potential, the New Madrid Fault Zone, roof level. The transformer was energized during each test. The results…Zero Failure and Zero Damage (internal or
external). The transformer continued to deliver power.

As a result of this performance, PCT was provided with the OSHPD Special Seismic Certification Pre-Approval, #OSP-0370-10.

What Is OSHPD?

OSHPD stands for the State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. One of many
branches of OSHPD regulates the design and construction of healthcare facilities in California to ensure they are
safe and remain functional in the event of a natural disaster – including earthquakes. This has significant influence
over worldwide seismic standards and the International Building Code (IBC). The goal is to provide reasonable
assurance of seismic performance to avoid serious injury, loss of life, loss of function, and minimize repair cost in
critical facilities.

OSHPD requirements became effective on January 1, 2011. These requirements affect California facility
construction projects today, but has the potential to expand beyond California to seismic construction sites
throughout the United States.


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The PCT Advantage

As a result of our superior construction, PCT was given the highest ground-level seismic rating of any manufacturer (SDS – 2.33).You can be sure that PCT will engineer The Right Transformer for your application.

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Certifications and Submittal Information Available

  • PCT Self Certification
  • Actual Shake Table Test Results
  • Calculations

Seismic Standards

  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • California Building Standard Code
  • Uniform Building Code (UBC)
  • Importer Exporter Code (IEC)
  • IEEE Standard 693
  • ICC-ES AC156
  • ICC-ES AC85
  • Australian Standard (AS) 1170.4
  • United Facilities Criteria (UFC) 3-310-04
  • And many more…