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Industrial Machines Need Vibration Isolation

Industrial Acoustic Isolation

There are a wide range of Mason Industries products suitable for industrial applications - mechanical and electrical (M&E). The term ‘industrial’ potentially covers a lot of different applications, but whatever is required we will provide you with engineering support and expertise to assess the acoustic and physical requirements, before selecting either a product from Mason’s exhaustive range or designing a bespoke solution.

Often industrial equipment will need to be isolated from the surrounding structure, not only for the acoustic comfort (and in some cases safety!) of staff but also to protect the building or the equipment itself from the damage that vibration can cause.

Whatever the solution you can rest assured knowing that Mason Industries products are the very best available and will not fail. Failure in an industrial setting can often cause huge amounts of damage, resulting in loss of money or causing serious injury.

Inertia Bases, Floating Floors & Air Springs

Industrial equipment can be isolated using a number of methods, depending on a number of factors. Inertia bases are suited to equipment which require very high levels of isolation and/or can physically move during operation. Inertia bases add weight to the system and allow for high deflection springs.

Spring Mounts & Rubber Pads
Some equipment can be mounted directly on spring mounts (which can come in a variety of housings) or on a rubber pad. We will be happy to suggest the most cost effective way of isolating your equipment.

Sensitive Equipment
For very sensitive equipment (typically for medical or scientific use) Mason can design and install air springs. This supports the equipment on a cushion of air which effectively provides total isolation against vibrations of any frequency. We can offer a full design and installation service.

Mason U.K. can also help isolate any connections to your equipment. We offer a wide range of flexible connectors for removing vibration from fluid systems. We can also provide spring hangers for cable and pipe suspension; flexible pipes for use where movement has to be accommodated and can help design and construct bespoke solutions if required.

Flexible Pipe Connectors

Pumps typically do not move fluids smoothly, but in a series of pulses determined by the pump speed and the design of the mechanism. This introduces vibration into the fluid, be it gas or liquid. The pipe work can transmit this vibration throughout the building.

Flexible pipe connectors remove the power of each fluid pulse, by introducing a rubber arch which can expand with variations in fluid pressure. Mason flexible pipe connectors offer superb durability and can be tailed to suit the project, including the Safeflex range which offers unparalleled protection against failure.

Braided Steel & Copper Flexible Pipe Connectors
We also offer braided steel or copper connectors that allow for differential movement between building segments, or equipment and fixed pipe work. Mason flexes offer greater flexibility and durability then comparable products, achieved through thoughtful design and construction.

Some of these product varieties can be seen at the bottom of this page, just scroll down and click on the relevant section.

Acoustic & Vibration Hangers

Hangers may be another necessary addition to successfully isolating your pipe work and/or machines. We have a large range of hangers suitable for these kinds of jobs. Our acoustic hangers come with either a rubber or spring element (or both) and are available in a wide range of sizes and types. Which is used is dependant upon what frequencies you wish to isolate, as well as load bearing considerations and permissible movement.

There is an introduction to Mason Industries acoustic hangers at the bottom of this page, but you can just as easily contact our engineers who can help with any aspect of your design.

Concluding Industrial Isolation

Because the term ‘industrial’ covers such a wide range of applications and the machines you may be using produce a variety of noises & vibrations, we strongly recommend contacting our experienced team of acoustic engineers.

You can phone us using the information located in the blue bar to your left or by clicking the ‘Contact’ tab and sending us a quick message. The team at Mason will promptly reply and help you to find the ideal solution for your project.

      Typical Products Used

Rubber Mounts & Pads

Anti-vibration rubber mounts & pads, in neoprene or L.D.S rubber, are available to suit a wide range of applications. Mason U.K. can help select the most appropriate solution for your application. Click below to learn more.

Acoustic Foams

We have a range of acoustic foams available to suit most applications. Closed cell foams are used as part of an airborne acoustic barrier or a structural vibration break and open cell foams are used for sound absorption.

Isolation Bearings

Building isolation bearing are used to isolate entire buildings or elements such as walls, steelwork or columns.

Mason UK Ltd -  View Datasheet

Rubber Expansion Joints

There are many types of flexible pipe connectors and expansion joints produced by Mason Industries. This page gives a brief overview with links to more specific product details.

Information on flex development
Mason UK Ltd -  Information on flex development View Datasheet

Air Springs

Air Springs provide very low natural frequency and are essentially resonance free. Mason Industries air springs are typically used for installations requiring a extremely high level of vibration control - such as science labs and medical facilities.

MT Twin Sphere Air Springs
Mason UK Ltd -  MT Twin Sphere Air Springs View Datasheet

SLR-MT Air Spring Mounts
Mason UK Ltd -  SLR-MT Air Spring Mounts View Datasheet

Isolated Walls

The walls of a space sensitive to noise or vibration transmission need to be isolated from the main building structure. The walls can be built on a floating floor or specially designed wall support plates. Click below to learn more.

Spring Mounts

Mason Industries has a complete range of acoustic spring mounts both open, enclosed and restrained. Typical spring mount applications are for low frequency (sub 8Hz) vibrations.

Spring Mounted Inertia Bases

Inertia bases, used in conjunction with a correctly selected isolation system, are the most effective way of reducing vibration from machinery.

Spring Hangers

Mason U.K. has a large range of spring hangers available to suit a wide variety of loads and acoustic requirements. Spring hangers can be combined with elastomeric rubber elements to provide vibration isolation across a wide frequency range. Click below to learn more

Concrete Floating Floors

This is an introduction to Mason UK concrete acoustic floating floor systems. There are 3 main systems; LDS rubber FSN jack-up, FS spring jack-up & EAFM form work. These acoustic floating floor systems are used to acoustically isolate a room from its surroundings. Please click below to learn more

Spring Floating Floors PDF
Mason UK Ltd -  Spring Floating Floors PDF View Datasheet

Rubber Floating Floors PDF
Mason UK Ltd -  Rubber Floating Floors PDF View Datasheet