Importance of Acoustic Vibration Isolation
Acoustic vibration isolation is important for equipment protection. Isolating the equipment from the source of vibration minimizes the transfer of acoustic vibrations that can cause premature wear of other equipment components and lead to equipment failure. Sensitive equipment is particularly susceptible to failure due to excessive vibration. Bolts, screws and other fasteners loosen more easily, requiring more maintenance or resulting in lost production during repairs. A machine that vibrates or bounces can also damage the surface on which it sits.
Acoustic vibrations are also unpleasant for people who occupy the space of equipment that vibrates, whether it is an engine or an HVAC system. It can easily result in lost sales, decreased productivity and more health problems.