ALS Industrial has substantial experience in the design of testing regimes to gather the right information our clients need to make informed decisions about how to manage their sites.
A recent example comes from a project to determine the suitability of an isolation material for a client’s application.
Prior to approaching ALS, the client approached many other organisations all of whom were unwilling to assist with carrying out this project.
ALS accepted the challenge and through a joint undertaking between our Materials (Metallurgy) and Engineering divisions we were able to successfully complete the project.
Isolation Materials – Achieving Effective Isolation
Isolation materials are used in many industries to reduce the vibration energy transmitted between equipment and structures. The suitability of an isolation material depends on:
- its material properties; and
- the frequencies of the vibration encountered.
If the correct isolation material is not selected it can amplify rather than reduce the energy transmitted with potentially catastrophic consequences.
To achieve effective isolation, the vibration frequency experienced must be > 1.414 times the natural frequency of the equipment mounted on the isolation material.
This article covers our approach to the assessment along with the resulting data and final outcomes.
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