Restraining piping can pose a challenge due to limited room, high ceilings, and a web of ductwork, piping, and electrical conduit. Vibro-Acoustics provides on-site trade coordination and custom pipe stand designs that help installing contractors achieve code compliance with minimal labor costs. Piping systems have unique parameters to consider when selecting vibration isolation and seismic restraints, most notably different pipe materials and thermal expansion and contraction.
Restrain non-structural components against seismic, wind, or blast forces.
The Vibro-Acoustics RRK rigid restraint brackets provide installation savings, post-equipment installation capability, and a universal bracket design that simplifies product installation.Spring hangers are recommended on the inlet and discharge piping of equipment before the drop and until the vibration is dissipated.
Depending on pipe size, this set-up usually requires 3 to 5 hangers on either side. Proper calculations should be performed for quantity and locations of the hangers. Spring deflection should be equal to the isolators of the connected equipment.
To keep hanger rods from bending and buckling due to seismic activity, additional steel angles are clamped to our easy-to-install rod stiffener clamp, VAC. Our rod stiffener calculator will determine if and how many rod stiffeners are required based on seismic variables to save labor.