Kinetics Model FLS vibration isolators consist of freestanding, large diameter, laterally stable steel springs assembled into welded steel housing assemblies fabricated to limit vertical movement of the isolated equipment if equipment loads are reduced, or if the equipment is subjected to large vertical external forces. The housings also provide a constant free and operating height to facilitate installation. Spring elements are complete with internal noise isolation pads and have an adjusting and levelling bolt as a part of the top load plate assembly. Springs are polyester powder coated, with a 1000-hour salt spray rating per ASTM B-117. Holes are provided in all isolators for bolting to the structure and to the supported equipment. The isolator can be welded to the structure as well. To assure stability, the springs have lateral spring stiffness greater than 1.0 times the rated vertical stiffness and are designed to provide a minimum of 50% overload capacity. FLS Springs are available with deﬂections to 2″ (51 mm) and with load capacities to 18,000 lbs. (8165 kg) as standard products. Custom isolators with higher deﬂection and greater load capabilities are available. Kinetics Model FLS spring isolators are recommended for the isolation of vibration producing equipment carrying a large ﬂuid load which may be drained, such as boilers and chillers, and for the isolation of outdoor components such as cooling towers, air-cooled condensers, etc., where wind loads are minimal.
Kinetics Model FLS vertically restrained spring isolation mounts are recommended as a noise and vibration isolator for mechanical equipment located near critically quiet areas, when the equipment to be isolated has significant changes of weight during maintenance operations, and for equipment subjected to moderate external forces or wind loads.
Operating static deﬂections are available up to 2″ (51 mm) to compensate for long span ﬂexible ﬂoor structures and maintain a high degree of noise and vibration isolation.
Vibration isolators for equipment which are subject to load variations and large external or torquing forces shall consist of large diameter, laterally stable steel springs assembled into welded steel housing assemblies designed to limit vertical movement of the supported equipment.
Housing assembly shall be of fabricated steel members and shall consist of a top load plate complete with adjusting and levelling bolts, vertical restraints, isolation washers and a bottom plate with internal non-skid noise isolation pads and holes provided for anchoring to supporting structure. Housing shall be hot-dip galvanized for corrosion resistance. Housing should be designed to provide a constant free and operating height within 1/8″ (0.06 mm).
Spring elements shall have a lateral stiffness greater than 1.0 times the rated vertical stiffness and shall be designed to provide a minimum of 50% overload capacity.
Springs shall be selected to provide static deﬂections shown on the Vibration Isolation Schedule or as indicated on the project documents. Springs shall be color coded or otherwise identified to indicate load capacity. Vibration isolators shall be Model FLS, as manufactured by Kinetics Noise Control, Inc.