Anti Vibration Mounts
Anti vibration mounts are used to create a resilient break when mechanical equipment is fixed rigidly to a building floor slab or ceiling, the vibrations formed by the mechanical equipment are transmitted and these vibrations can travel in solid building elements such as structural columns, beams, and floor slabs which is described as structure-borne noise.
Anti vibration mounts should be implemented to isolate the vibrating equipment (and anything rigidly connected to it) from the surrounding structure.
Vibration isolation involves installing vibrating equipment such as on resilient materials such as isolation pads or steel springs.
The target is to select an appropriate resilient material that, when loaded, will provide a system natural frequency, or resonant frequency, at least one-third of the lowest driving frequency of the equipment.
Industrial operations such as pressing or forging are common sources of ground-borne vibration and a suitable solution may be required to mitigate the impacts of such vibration.
The large dynamic loads associated with many types of industrial equipment often result in substantial vibration transmitted into the structure. It can be critically important to ensure that the natural frequencies of the structural system do not coincide with the operating frequencies of the problematic equipment. If this problem is not addressed then structural fatigue situations can occur and may also shorten the life of the machinery.
Anti vibration mounts for typical applications include:
Fans, pumps, chillers and compressors.
Piping & other plant room equipment
Lifts & elevators
Swimming pools and spas
Impact-sensitive hard flooring
Indoor sports facilities including sprung floors
Industrial punch presses, granulators & crushers
Audio & TV recording studios
Hospital operating theatres and intensive care units
Concert hall and cinemas
Air traffic control facilities
Multi-storey hotel and office development
Residential spaces subject to impact noise
Apartments within warehouse conversions
Vibration-sensitive laboratory clean rooms
Bowling alleys and indoor sports areas