UL 2416
Standard for Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment Cabinet, Enclosure and Rack Systems

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Edition Number:1SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2015-03-11DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2015-03-11
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 This Standard covers requirements for Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment Cabinet, Enclosure and Rack Systems. For the purpose of this Standard cabinet, enclosure and rack systems are all referred to as “enclosure systems.”

    1.2 Enclosure systems are not complete equipment but include components and sub-assemblies that are intended to power, protect, heat, cool or otherwise support information technology (IT), telecommunications, audio/video (A/V) and similar equipment that will be installed at a later time. They usually include mounting hardware, shelves or space for the installation of the additional equipment. These enclosure systems are intended to be used by manufacturers in the construction of complete A/V, IT and communications equipment, or by service providers and other qualified installers for the installation of network infrastructure equipment or communications and multi-media systems equipment.

    1.3 This Standard assumes that the final installation of equipment into the enclosure system will be performed by qualified service personnel in accordance with the applicable installation instructions, installation practices and national installation codes. As appropriate, this equipment should be installed in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 70,  National Electrical Code (NEC), and/or the applicable sections of ANSI/IEEE C2,  National Electrical Safety Code (NESC). Equipment intended for installation in information technology equipment (computer) rooms should be installed in accordance with NFPA 75,  Standard for the Protection of Information Technology Equipment.

    1.4 Enclosure systems by their very nature are intended to house equipment that is not specified by the enclosure system manufacturer and whose construction and characteristics are largely unknown. As such, in some cases these requirements include additional or supplementary safeguards beyond those normally required by general equipment standards where the final configuration is well defined and risks can be reduced to an acceptable level by a thorough evaluation of the design and testing.

    1.5 These requirements do not cover enclosures for modular data centers. Equipment of this type shall be investigated under the requirements in the Outline of Investigation for Modular Data Centers, UL 2755.

    1.6 These requirements do not cover exhaust chimneys and other air management systems that connect to environmental air systems in buildings. Equipment of this type shall be investigated under the requirements in the Standard for Heating and Cooling Equipment, UL 1995, and the Outline of Investigation for Drop-Out Ceilings Installed Beneath Automatic Sprinklers, UL 723S.

    Note: Environmental air systems include ducts specifically designed for environmental air and other spaces used for environmental air (plenums) that may not be specifically fabricated for environmental air-handling purposes but are used for air-handling purposes as a plenum. The space over a hung ceiling used for environmental air-handling purposes is an example of this type of other space.

    1.7 It is the responsibility of the Authority Having Jurisdiction over the final installation to determine if the final configuration meets the necessary criteria for installation and use.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Units of Measurement
          • 3 References
          • 4 Glossary
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 5 Components and Subassemblies
          • 6 Power Circuits
            • 6.1 General
            • 6.2 Branch circuit connection
            • 6.3 Connections for wiring systems
            • 6.4 Field wiring compartments
            • 6.5 Wiring terminals and leads
            • 6.6 Power supply cords
            • 6.7 Receptacles
            • 6.8 Service equipment
            • 6.9 Premises wiring
            • 6.10 Spacings
          • 7 Grounding
            • 7.1 Equipment grounding conductor and grounding continuity
            • 7.2 Bonding conductor and grounding electrode conductor
            • 7.3 Grounding – identification and markings
            • 7.4 Parts not required to be grounded
            • 7.5 Functional grounding
          • 8 Separation of Circuits
            • 8.1 General
            • 8.2 Interruption of non-current carrying metallic members of optical fiber cable
          • 9 Construction Details
            • 9.1 General construction
            • 9.2 Corrosion
            • 9.3 Glass windows
            • 9.4 Accessibility
            • 9.5 Large enclosure systems
          • 10 Environmental Considerations
            • 10.1 Indoor locations
            • 10.2 Outdoor locations
          • 11 Structural Considerations
            • 11.1 Loading
            • 11.2 Fixed shelf and mounting bracket loading
            • 11.3 Slide/rail systems for shelves and brackets
            • 11.4 Equipment intended to be moved during use
            • 11.5 Strength of mounting
            • 11.6 Strength of handles and lifting hardware
            • 11.7 Safety strap attachment – pole mounted/aerial equipment
            • 11.8 Reserved for future use
            • 11.9 Stability
          • 12 Fire Resistance Criteria
            • 12.1 General
            • 12.2 Flammability requirements for large surfaces
            • 12.3 ITE (computer) room applications
            • 12.4 Enclosure systems intended to be installed in air-handling spaces
            • 12.5 In-wall mounted enclosure systems
            • 12.6 Fire stop requirements
          • 13 Battery Supplies and Ventilation
            • 13.1 General
            • 13.2 Batteries
            • 13.3 Battery mounting
            • 13.4 Overcurrent protection
            • 13.5 Enclosure, vented batteries
            • 13.6 Heaters and temperature controls
            • 13.7 Battery supply performance
          • 14 Product Assembly
            • 14.1 General
            • 14.2 Shipping unassembled
            • 14.3 Drop shipment of sub-assemblies
            • 14.4 Accessory equipment and conversion units
            • 14.5 Special accessories
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 15 Performance
            • 15.1 General
            • 15.2 Power input test
            • 15.3 Temperature test
            • 15.4 Electric strength tests
            • 15.5 Touch current test
            • 15.6 Assembly and installation test
        • MARKINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
          • 16 Markings and Instructions
            • 16.1 General
            • 16.2 Identification marking
            • 16.3 Ratings
            • 16.4 Installation markings
            • 16.5 Cooling capacity markings
            • 16.6 Laser warning markings and labels
            • 16.7 Installation instructions
            • 16.8 Permanence of markings
    • Appendix A (Normative)
    • Appendix B (Normative) – Protection Against Corrosion
    • Appendix C (Informative) – Manufacturing and Production Tests
    • Appendix D (Informative) – Knockout Dimensions