Monday, 7 January 2013

Dynemech Vibration Isolators Allow Installation on Mezzanines & Upper Floors

Dynemech Vibration Isolators 

Allow Installation on Mezzanines & Upper Floors

As we know today that builders save cost on modern floor slabs by making them thinner and lighter and increasing column spacing. This tends to make modern composite floors flexible and oscillatory. As a result, newer buildings often do not dampen vibrations as well as older ones. Add to this the noise and vibrations transmitted from nearby construction, manufacturing, transportation systems or HVAC installations in the same buildings. Moreover, high prices of real estate in modern cities have propelled air-tight developments and compact construction which necessitate accommodation of large number of high speed production machinery, office complexes and sensitive machinery and equipments in the same buildings. Thus, mezzanine floors and upper floors are added as a cost-effective way to increase square footage not only for storage but also for production purposes. And of course, vibrations are present in all operations involving machines and motion due to inherent exciting forces. But, such excessive vibrations, may lead to structural and mechanical failures, frequent breakdown and maintenance of machines, human discomfort and noise. Hence, cost effective measures need to be taken to reduce the vibrations within acceptable limits.

Building Vibration - Before vibration Isolation
 Fig1a: Drawing of building being affected by Vibration
Building Vibration - After vibration Isolation
 Fig1b: Drawing of building after Dynemech Vibration Isolation Solution

DYNEMECH vibration dampeners provide lower natural frequency than the frequency of the suspended floor (generally, the natural frequency of the pads should less than half of the frequency of the suspended floor) so that resonance is avoided besides, decreasing vibration amplitudes. 

Dynemech will need to know how much the machinery is shaking. Then based on the machine shaking and other factors affecting the structural vibrations, we have the task of designing the vibration isolators for the machinery to achieve the desired response on the roof.
We have successfully installed large industrial machines on mezzanine and upper floor including roof-tops:


Kindly visit our website for more details about vibration isolation mounts for machinery installation on upper floors and mezzanine floor and rooftops.