Rack room layout diagram

What is Rack room layout diagram?

A rack room layout diagram is a two-dimensional elevation drawing that depicts the arrangement of control system cabinets like system cabinet and Marshalling cabinet inside the rack room. It is usually a scaled design that represents the overall floor diagram of the rack room with elevations.

What is purpose of rack room layout diagram?

  • The rack room layout drawing is used to depict the floor plan of entire rack room and its contents.
  • The rack room layout will show the location and details of Control system cabinets, IPS/FGS cabinets, HVAC cabinets, CCTV Cabinets, Light Distribution Panels etc.,
  • The rack room will show location of operator stations if any for local control.
  • The rack room layout also shows the main entry and exit points to the building and also the Emergency exit points along with cabinet/Equipment movement access points.
  • It is used by Instrument technicians to lay cables from field up to the specific cabinets.
  • It is used by Instrument Engineer during maintenance and troubleshooting to locate the cabinet inside the rack room.
  • It is used by Planning Engineers to identify the existing rack room space to plan commissioning for any future panels inside rack room.
  • It is used by CCTV Engineers to locate existing cameras and also to identify locations to install any new cameras.

What are the inputs required for preparing the rack room layout diagram?

Below mentioned are few inputs required for making rack room diagrams 

  • List of Equipments
  • Equipment details like Cabinet/Panel number, Description etc.,
  • Cabinet/Panel dimensions 
  • Rack Room Floor Plan with Entry and Exit details
  • Rack Room Location Map

Simple drawing of the rack room is shown below.

Rack room layout diagram

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With over 24 years of dedicated experience, I am a seasoned professional specializing in the commissioning, maintenance, and installation of Electrical, Instrumentation and Control systems. My expertise extends across a spectrum of industries, including Power stations, Oil and Gas, Aluminium, Utilities, Steel and Continuous process industries. Tweet me @sundareshinfohe

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