PalmSHIELD is proud to have been selected by the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to enclose their mechanical equipment closure. They had a set of strict requirements for their louvered systems, and PalmSHIELD met even the tiniest detail.
Getting into the Nitty-Gritty
The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s louvered equipment enclosures had to meet a “31 pounds-per-square-foot of pressure” test. Additionally, the mechanical screen system had to be specially created to meet a particular set of site conditions. Each 6 inch by 6 inch square gate post had to have special plate fabrication because of loading requirements and limited wall space. PalmSHIELD’s in-house engineering considered the “cone effect” of both a vertically and horizontally placed pressure anchor or wedge. We wanted to ensure that each anchor was not close enough to the edge of the concrete that it would cause a sprawl effect and that the cone effect of the anchors did not overlap one another.
When you review this project’s photos, you will note that installation was a huge success. Our panel heights matched up perfectly to the adjoining system and every detail of this project turned out exactly right. Visit our website at www.palmshieldlouvers.com to view our specialty fencing options.