What are seismic mounts & how to select a right seismic mount?

Seismic mounts are instruments installed in industries to control the motion of equipment, piping and ductwork during any seismic event that occurs. As per the new safety norms related to building code, it has become compulsory for historically non-seismic regions of the country to require seismic restraint for all Mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipments.

Andhre HVAC manufactures high quality Integrated seismic mounts for mechanical equipment that are designed to combine spring mount vibration isolation with multi-directional flexible restraint to limit the equipment movement under any seismic event.

In a normal operating situations, the mountings provide vibration isolation generally equivalent to open spring mountings but, when subjected to physical displacements such as those generated by seismic forces, the equipment motion relative to the supporting structure is restricted. At the maximum restraint capacity of each mounting type movement is limited to less than 12mm along any major axis.

At Andre HVAC, we offer a wide range of seismic spring mounts, rubber seismic mount, and independent seismic restraints etc for a full range of applications & industrial equipments. We also offer a cable restraint, which is used in conjunction with spring or rubber hangers for the seismic restraint of suspended piping and other suspended equipments.

How to select the correct seismic mount?

Selecting of the right seismic mount for your industrial equipments is very critical. In order to obtain the necessary static deflection, one needs to select the seismic mount in accordance to the type of equipment and its load. Various dynamic factor needs to be taken into account for all RCMS seismic mounts. Andre HVAC offers range of seismic mount restraint depending on capacity need that has to be confirmed for the specific application by the clients.

Anti Vibration Mountings and their benefits

What are Anti Vibration Mountings?

Anti vibration mountings or anti vibration mounts absorb the vibrations produced by industrial or mechanical equipments. These specific mounting devices are also known as vibration isolation devices, vibration isolation mountings and isolator mountings, which are manufactured by Andre HVAC in conformation to the standards and guidelines of the industry. By absorbing the vibrations in the machine, these anti vibration mountings significantly reduce or limit the effect of vibration on the running engine, thereby ensuring smooth functioning.

These anti vibration mountings are specially designed and manufactured to minimize the potential annoying noise during the functioning of the machines and industrial equipment or motor. There is a wide variety of vibration isolator mounts that are available in the market and are made from superior quality material like rubber and springs that are widely used in various industrial applications, HVAC application, standby power generations and much more.

Why are anti vibration mountings Important?

Anti vibration mountings also popularly known as vibration isolation are very critical in industrial machine and application. They play a significant role like any other metal and rubber components of the machine. If these machines and application run without these mountings, then the vibrations caused from it would pose a great threat to machine life.  Such vibrations not only damage various machine parts but can also lead to a complete breakdown or failure of the entire machine. Therefore a proper anti vibration mountings not only assists in smooth functioning of machines but also prevents the bad effects of vibrations.

What are the benefits of Anti vibration Mountings? 

The two very obvious benefits of anti vibration mountings for industrial and mechanical equipments are as follows:

  • Anti vibration mounting help in significant reduction of noise from the machines.  This allows the workers to work without any problem and having to bear the annoying noise.
  • The vibrations caused in a machine can negatively impact it by causing loosening or malfunctioning of parts and even ultimately leading to an overall failure of the entire machine. Hence, anti vibration mounts are very important.