Easyflex offers a vast variety of vibration isolators for HVAC equipment’s. Based on the problem, type of the machine in use and the industrial requirement, they offer vibration isolators for various HVAC equipment for resolving varied vibration, shock and noise issues. Further, to the benefit of client’s these anti vibration mounts and isolators can be customized to the varying requirements of each client. In this article today, we have discussed various types of vibration isolators for HVAC equipment’s available in the market for solving the frequent vibration and noise issues that persistently exists in the mechanical industry.
Rubber Pads – Anti-Vibrational Rubber pads act as a path that dampens and absorbs all the vibrational energy from source thus isolating receiver. The role of the rubber pad is to isolate the source and receiver ensuring there is zero transfer of vibrational energy. This in turn limits the efficiency loss and wear tear of components due to heavy vibrational force. The molecular structure of Rubber pads enables it to absorbs high frequency vibrational energy, thus isolating the system from vibration impacting the life of the system. Construction and geometry of Rubber pads are specifically designed as per the application and type of industry in which it needs to be installed.
These rubber pads or vibration absorbers are widely used across several industries in various machines and equipment’s. They are typically used in refrigerators where it absorbs the vibration generated from compressors, washing machines where it isolates the vibrational energy from rotating high-speed motor, ensuring no damage or wear and tear of functional components. They are also used in heavy industrial machineries where it separates the vibrations generated from source to ground on which it is mounted. Rubber pads are very simple in construction yet very effective in functionality.
The Functionality and application governs the mounting mechanism in between source and receiver. In some cases, it is mounted through clamping systems like bolts and heavy-duty fasteners, whereas in some cases it is simply stuck by means of adhesive. In addition to it, cross section and polymer construction is solely dependent upon the application of anti- vibration rubber pads. Higher the vibrational energy, the more complex is the structure and molecular construction. Whereas lower the vibrations frequency, the more simpler structure of rubber pad is used for the system. Rubber pads are best as it ensures very easy placement / fixing and also an equipment that helps improve life of machineries at an extremely low cost.
Suspension Hangers- Suspension hangers are kind of anti-vibration ceiling hangers used for the purpose of isolation of suspended equipment’s from ceilings. These types of suspended vibration isolation equipment’s prevent or reduce structure-borne noise and vibration in suspended HVAC applications. Anti-vibration ceiling hangers come in various types including spring hangers and rubber hangers. These types of hangers are ideally used in applications like fans, air conditioners, pipes and duct work. Designed in a large diameter, rectangular steel housing, this equipment allows angular hanger misalignment. While the rubber cup that is placed instead of metal cup in the bottom of the bracket helps in elimination of metal to metal contact and providing better efficiency.
Spring Mounts– Spring mounts are equipment’s used for the isolation of vibration & vibration related noise that arises from rotating machines and equipment’s. These spring type anti-vibration mounts are known to provide vertical and horizontal deflection up to nearly an inch. As compared to rubber mounts, spring mountings have increased static deflection that provides greater isolation efficiency. This makes it an ideal option for mechanical equipment that have low disturbing frequencies. Spring mounts come in different types of mounting option which includes no bases, lower base attached and upper and lower bases attached. These type equipment’s are ideal for applications like fan, air handling units, generators and pumps. These come in a wide range of deflections and maximum loads, so that they can accurately be selected for isolation of different application. There are even restrained types of spring mounts available in the market and that which are normally used for Chiller & Cooling towers for reducing the vibration. The functionality of these restrained spring mounts is to restrained the spring action during the maintenance of Chiller or Cooling Towers.