New Trelleborg resources showcase the silencing power of rubber bearings

Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has launched an eGuide and an on-demand webinar, which provides a detailed and technical overview of the consequences of ground vibrations and how it can be efficiently managed by superior isolation bearing specification.

We believe that noise and vibration isolation bearings installed within a building are a key way to dramatically reduce the effects of ground vibration; a primary cause of noise in buildings. However, the industry is currently lacking in specification guidance for these products, as the British Standard (BS 6177:1982) was withdrawn in August 2013. As a result, there is now an absence of regulations in this area.

Titled ‘Building in Noise Reduction’, the new eGuide summarizes the key considerations when specifying high-performance, anti-vibration solutions in the proximity of transport networks, in order to ensure optimum performance and safeguard the integrity of not only specialist buildings such as concert venues, but for commercial and residential buildings too.

However, the industry is currently lacking in specification guidance for these products, as the British Standard (BS 6177:1982) was withdrawn in August 2013. As a result, there is now an absence of regulations in this area.

With a lack of specification guidance for these products, it falls to the industry to ensure quality standards by defining exact specification details so that only the highest performance bearings are used. In order to do this, awareness of the engineering parameters involved, needs to be raised. One such parameter, which isn’t always properly considered within bearing designs is the rate of deflection. However, it should be as this can be significantly affected by the varying weight distribution of a building, impacting the bearing’s performance. Here we believe it is down to the industry to proceed with the project and keep the standards we are known to portray.

Trelleborg’s on-demand webinar is designed to provide an overview of the fundamentals of isolation bearings. In just 12 minutes, it covers what a noise and anti-vibration strategy should aim to achieve. Plus, what to prioritize from a specification standpoint to protect structural integrity during and after project build.