Look out for the Natural forces! Install seismic vibration isolators

The natural calamities are particularly harsh on the human beings when they strike. They cause a lot of damage to the infrastructure and also result in the loss of human life. As human beings, we can only take some preventive actions to make things a bit safer and protect ourselves from the fury of Nature. The earth is crisscrossed by the

Seismic Mounts

Seismic Mounts

seismic zones and the earthquakes strike without warning. By installing the seismic vibration isolators we can reduce the extent of damage that may result from the earthquakes.
The seismic spring mounts are used in the civil construction in the foundations of the buildings in order to make them resistant to the seismic vibrations. The seismic spring isolators are designed to withstand seismic forces up to a magnitude of 2G. The color coding on the seismic mounts indicates the deflection and the load capacity of the springs. For the compliance of the seismic code, a spacer block is provided for the setting of the air gap.
The regulations require the air conditioning equipment to be mounted on the top of the buildings. During an earthquake, there is a likelihood of the HVAC equipment getting dislodged and it can come crashing down along with the ducting. However, with the use of the HVAC vibration isolation products such a situation can be easily avoided. The special seismic mounts and independent seismic restraints are the typical HVAC vibration isolation products suited for this application. The air-conditioning equipment, fans, motors and ducting can be easily secured to the building and ultimately provides adequate safety and protection during the seismic activity.
The seismic spring isolators are designed with a steel body housing which is strong enough to withstand the seismic impact. The top plate mounting design of the seismic mounts makes them suitable for easy installation. There is also a provision for threaded holes in the top plate for securing the equipment to the seismic isolator. Sometimes it is not possible to align the heavy equipment to the bolt holes due to the constraints at the work site. In such typical situations, there is always the option available to weld the equipment mounting surface to the top plate of the isolator.

Normally the seismic isolators are provided with a neoprene element at the core of the snubbing element. Neoprene has the property of withstanding harsh environments and gives a good weathering resistance. It also provides the necessary durability and long life of the isolator. Suitable seismic spring isolators are also available for applications requiring directional snubbing. This makes them reliable for heavy duty conditions also. Zinc metallization on the metal parts protects them from corrosion.

Seismic Mounts-SSR-1-Series

Seismic Mounts-SSR-1-Series

Andre HVAC International Inc. is in the business of seismic mounts and seismic spring isolators for more than a decade. Their products are recommended for use by the civil contractors and equipment installation teams for suitable protection from the seismic activity. By use of the correctly selected seismic isolators, you can keep your equipment, piping, and ducts firmly secured to the building and limit the damage in case of seismic activity.

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