What are snubbers & how do they work as a vibration isolator


Snubbers also known as dampers or shock absorbers, are devices designed & engineered to limit the sudden unwanted heavy movements in components like pumps, motors,  storage tanks, piping’s, steam generators, compressors & various other applications. Due to heavy and speedy movements or vibration caused by external forces, it leads to dynamic energy that damages the machine.  But by installing snubbers, they immediately lock the vibration & speed within the normal limits & thus, prevent the machine from any kind of damages. In that way, the machines parts are well protected & provided with temporary support to the installation.  This prevents the machine from any lateral force, thereby eliminating the risk of break down due to vibrations & movements.

Seismic Snubbers are designed for the use of resisting high impacts caused during earthquakes in locations subject to such natural calamities & external forces.  Such external natural forces could potentially displace the supported equipment leading to a severe damage. Snubbers, when anchored to the machines or building structures, are placed around vibration-isolated equipment with the objective to limiting the lateral motion caused by natural force & there by containing the supported equipment or machine. Seismic snubbers are used to prevent & resist impacts caused by earthquakes, strong gusty winds or any such natural force that could damage the machines buildings or other equipments.

Snubbers are mechanical device or equipments that are also designed & engineered for damping of low frequency movements or limit the pressure & velocity of a machine. Mechanical Snubber is used to prevent shock & vibration forces that can cause damage in equipments like piping systems & other mechanical equipments. They act as a load carrier between the process & machine in which they are installed. So when a disturbance occurs the snubbers act as a resistant device & absorb the energy, preventing it from transferring to the machine & reduce or eliminate the potential damage.

snubber are equipment that features good shock & vibration absorption. These devices are simple & well designed vibration isolation equipments that are easy to use & install. They are maintenance free & leakage proof equipments. They provide you good resistance to high impact & radiation. Also snubbers are equipments that take care of all the alignment errors in a machine as well.

snubbers are equipments that are commonly used in applications like air conditions, compressors, chillers , cooling towers , fans, coils, piping units, motors, blowers & much more. Also seismic snubbers are installed in building structure & also installed under & alongside application to prevent any kind of damage from the seismic force.

Andre HVAC manufactures such seismic snubber & mechanical snubbers for customers who have the requirements for it in their industrial or commercial set up. AHI since 2003 have been manufacturing vibration shock & noise control products for various Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Industrial and Defense applications. The snubbers & other isolation equipments offered have always been highly acclaimed by customers for their performance & use.


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