Air Conditioning, Heating, and Ventilating Systems: KINFLEX™ Flexible Connectors eliminate stresses caused by changes in temperature and piping misalignment, as well as reduce the transmission of noise and vibration. They are used on both hot and chilled water circulation lines, suction and discharge sides of pumps, and header connections.
Industrial: One of the most significant uses for KINFLEX™ Flexible Connectors is in industrial piping installations to compensate for the thermal expansion and contraction of the pipe.
Power Plants: Because of the ability of the KINFLEX™ Flexible Connectors to adjust to all kinds of movement, they can be used in power plants for condenser connections, auxiliary exhaust lines, and connections to air ejectors.
Marine Systems: KINFLEX™ Flexible Connectors isolate marine systems against the transmission of noise and vibration and eliminate the destructive action of electrolysis. They are used on suction and discharge sides of circulating water-cooling systems and air intake lines on diesel engines.
Sewage Treatment Plants and Pollution Control: KINFLEX™ Flexible Connectors are used extensively in sewage water treatment-plants and pollution-control systems.
Control Rod Applications: Control rod assemblies are designed to absorb static pressure thrust developed at the connector thus minimizing possible failure of the connector or damage to the equipment. When used in this manner, control unit assemblies are an additional safety factor, minimizing possible failure of the expansion joint or damage to the equipment.
Anchored Systems: Control rod assemblies are not required in piping systems that are anchored on both sides of the connector provided piping movements are within the rated movements.
Unanchored Systems: Control rod assemblies are always recommended in unanchored systems and when the maximum pressure and movement exceeds the rated limit.
Spring-Mounted Equipment: Control rod assemblies are always recommended for spring-mounted equipment when the maximum pressure and movement exceed the rated limit.
Kinetics spring vibration isolators are used to reduce the transmission of noise, shock, and vibration produced by mechanical, industrial or process equipment into or within a building structure.
Kinetics Neoprene and Fiberglass Isolation Mounts and pads are used to reduce the transmission of noise, shock, and vibration produced by mechanical, industrial or process equipment into or within a building structure.
Typical Isolated Equipment includes:
Typical Isolated Equipment includes:
Kinetics inertia base frames and structural steel bases are designed and engineered for use in supporting mechanical equipment. Typically used with Kinetics vibration isolators for support and isolation of:
Kinetics Vibration Isolation Hangers are the solution for noise and vibration reduction into a structure from piping, ductwork and suspended equipment.
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KINFLEX™ Flexible Connectors prevent stresses due to expansion and contraction, isolate against the transfer of noise and vibration, and compensate for misalignment.
KINFLEX™ connectors absorb the continuing movement experienced in piping systems because of varying ambient temperatures, differences in temperature of materials being handled, and differences in composition. The danger of buckling or pulling apart and resulting maintenance costs are eliminated.
KINFLEX™ connectors reduce objectionable noise and vibration in piping systems connected to pumps, compressors, and similar pulsating equipment. The transmission of noise and vibration tends to reduce the efficiency of adjacent equipment as well as impairing the working conditions in offices and factories.
Settlement, load stresses, and wearing of parts frequently cause piping and mechanical equipment to move out of normal alignment. KINFLEX™ Flexible Connectors compensate for these lateral, torsional, and angular movements.
ASHRAE recommends that thrust restraints such as Kinetics Model HSR incorporate the same coil spring deflection as the support isolators. HSR Thrust Restraints are to be used for all fan heads, suspended fans, and all base-mounted and suspended air-handling equipment operating at 2 inches or greater total static pressure (TSP). HSR Thrust Restraints are always installed in pairs and often work in conjunction with inertia bases for floormounted fans to counteract fan thrust.
Air Handling Units
Kinetics vibration isolation roof curbs are designed and engineered to control noise and vibration of packaged, curb-mounted mechanical equipment from the roof structure.
Kinetics Noise Control designs and engineers vibration and isolation product solutions for HVAC Equipment.