Vibration Isolation and Seismic Control Manufacturers Association is a professional organisation of partnerships, companies and corporations who engage in the piping and ductwork supports, seismic restraints, vibration isolation or noise isolation industry.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) advances the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration. It provides useful information on the vibration isolation, pipe supports, seismic restraint of equipment, piping and ductwork.
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association, Inc. publishes “SEISMIC RESTRAINT MANUAL – Guidelines for Mechanical Systems”. This manual includes seismic bracing details for piping, sheet metal ductwork and conduit. They also prove guidelines for supports for piping and sheet metal ductwork and recommended spacing for supports.
The National Building Code of India (NBC), a comprehensive building Code, is a national instrument providing guidelines for regulating the building construction activities across the country. It serves as a Model Code for adoption by all agencies involved in building construction works be they Public Works Departments, other government construction departments, local bodies or private construction agencies. The Code has a chapter dedicated to Noise & Vibration Control.
The Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association, Inc. is an organization of established manufacturers of metal bellows type expansion joints. EJMA was founded in 1955 to establish and maintain quality design and manufacturing standards. These Standards combine the knowledge and experience of the association’s Technical Committee and are available to assist users, designers, and others in the selection and application of expansion joints for safe and reliable piping and vessel installation.
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Founded in 1933, the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) is an international trade association is recognised as the primary source of technical information; to influence and support the development of related standards and to provide education in the fluid sealing area. This eighth edition of the handbook provides updated compilations of construction standards and guides for specifying and purchasing non-metallic expansion joints and flexible pipe connectors. It provides guidance on design and selection of material and proper installation.
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Officially founded in 1924, the Manufacturers Standardisation Society (MSS) of the Valve and Fittings Industry is a non-profit technical association organized for development and improvement of industry, national and international codes and standards for: Valves, Valve Actuators, Valve Modification, Pipe Fittings, Pipe Hangers, Pipe Supports, Flanges, and Associated Seals.
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