Damper Systems / Pipework Damping

Damping in all directions with one single device

Damping is decisive for the dynamic behavior of an elastically supported system. Damping reduces resonance phenomena and limits shock-like movements by dissipating mechanical energy and converting it into heat. GERB Viscodampers® use the dissipative properties of highly viscous fluids and dampen movements in all spatial directions at the same time.

Due to the selective use of damping elastic support systems can be optimised, costs can be reduced and installations can be made possible, for example in case of earthquake excitations.

 

GERB Viscodampers® are used effectively in a wide range of applications. For example, for the elastic support of forging hammers and presses, for turbines, pumps and blowers, for earthquake protection of buildings and structures as well as in tuned mass dampers.

 

Reliability and durability of piping systems are strongly influenced by their dynamic properties. Dynamic excitations occur during normal operations as well as in cases of disturbance and emergencies. They can lead to undesirable vibrations and sometimes to system failures.

 

To protect pipes and facility components, GERB Viscodampers® are implemented worldwide in power plants and facility construction.

 

GERB offers special pipework dampers that provide the following technical advantages:

// Reduction of operational vibrations and shock type displacements at the same time

// Effective in all spatial directions

// Velocity-proportional (i.e., large resistance during shock loads, low resistance during slow movements such as thermal expansion)

// No response delay

// No wear and tear, maintenance-free

// No impact on existing support systems – appropriate for retrofit

// Can be implemented in modern piping programs in the planning phase

 

Dampers for different areas of application are available.

Project references​

Power Plant | Switzerland
Power Plant | Hungary
Refinery | Middle East
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Brochure: Vibration control of piping systems

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Damper Systems

Damper Systems for Vibration Control

Damping In All Directions From a Single Device

Reliability and durability of pipes are determined essentially by their dynamic properties. Dynamic stimuli occur in pipes both in normal operations as well as in cases of disturbance and damage. They can lead to undesirable vibrations and in some cases system failure.

To protect pipes and facility components, GERB Viscodampers® are implemented worldwide in power plant and facility construction.

GERB offers special pipework dampers for securing piping systems that provide the following technical advantages:

  • Simultaneous reduction of operational vibrations and impulsive movements
  • Effective in all spatial directions
  • Velocity-proportional (i.e. large resistance during shock loads, low resistance during slow movements Such as thermal expansion)
  • Low latency response
  • Maintenance-free and an effectively unlimited lifetime
  • Can be implemented in modern piping programs in the planning phase

Approvals for different areas of application are available.

GERB Project References

Refinery | Middle East
Power Plant | Hungary
Refinery | Middle East
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GERB Application Sectors

Damper Systems

Damper Systems for Vibration Control

Damping In All Directions From a Single Device

Reliability and durability of pipes are determined essentially by their dynamic properties. Dynamic stimuli occur in pipes both in normal operations as well as in cases of disturbance and damage. They can lead to undesirable vibrations and in some cases system failure.

To protect pipes and facility components, GERB Viscodampers® are implemented worldwide in power plant and facility construction.

 

GERB offers special pipework dampers for securing piping systems that provide the following technical advantages:

 

  • Simultaneous reduction of operational vibrations and impulsive movements
  • Effective in all spatial directions
  • Velocity-proportional (i.e. large resistance during shock loads, low resistance during slow movements Such as thermal expansion)
  • Low latency response
  • Maintenance-free and an effectively unlimited lifetime
  • Can be implemented in modern piping programs in the planning phase

Approvals for different areas of application are available.

Project References

Power Plant | Switzerland
Power Plant | Hungary
Refinery | Middle East
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