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Chilled Water Pipe Vibration Isolators | HVAC Piping


Chilled Water Pipe Vibration IsolatorsChilled Water Pipe Vibration Isolators

Chilled Water Pipe Vibration Isolators – Vibration isolators protect the chilled water piping from receiving vibrations transmitted through the piping when the chillers are running. The vibrations can create problems not only for the chilled water piping but also for the buildings structure. The vibration isolators reduce or eliminate the vibrations that can be transmitted by the chillers. Other equipment normally specified with vibration isolators includes air handlers, pumps, condensing units, generators and most types of equipment with motors. Not only are vibration isolators required in the piping but vibration elimination springs or spring isolators are required are required on chillers, pumps, air handlers, and the other types of equipment named above which can produce vibrations when running. Vibration isolators are usually rated according to the static deflection the vibration isolator provides for the equipment. HVAC piping whether it is for hot water or chilled water usually is also specified with springs in the pipe hangers to avoid further issues that can be caused by vibration. Depending on the location vibration isolators will also be rated for seismic activity with further specifications calling for seismic restraints on the equipment and associated piping.


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Selecting a Generator – Noise Levels


Selecting a Generator – Noise Levels

Selecting a Generator – Noise Levels

One of the big factors when selecting a portable or standby generator is the amount of noise the generator makes when running. A noisy generator will draw the ire of neighbors especially when they are without power and you are sitting in your lighted house with the air conditioning or heating system running when they do not have those modern luxuries. In any event, the noise level of the generator is important and noise is really a vibration measured in decibels. The lower the decibels the better when it comes to any noise especially generator noise. So when you are shopping for a generator always make sure you know the decibel level of the generator and use the video below as benchmark to find the right generator that is appropriate for you.


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