A key factor in effective piping and ductwork restraint is site planning and coordination prior to installation. A first step is choosing between cable or rigid brace restraints. Selecting the proper restraint system requires a study of piping or ductwork placement and an examination of site conditions, including wall and ceiling location and construction.
Rigid restraints used for suspended and rooftop systems and equipment
Cable restraints used for suspended and rooftop systems and equipment
Our seismic pipe stands allow for quicker and easier pipe installation, and provide the required seismic resisting force when supporting the dead load.
|Indoor piping and ductwork||If contents are hazardous, restraint locations and quantity will be |
|A determining factor for restraint locations will be whether the pipe is|
constructed from ductile or non-ductile materials
|Anchors must be approved for seismic restraint|
|The restraint system needs to be attached to the building structure|
|Confirm that restraint anchor location (wall, beam, column, or slab) can|
withstand seismic load
|Piping & |
|Should be restrained to shaft walls or floor slabs with structural members and anchors|
|Rooftop piping |
|Transverse and longitudinal restraints need to be attached positively to |
|Restraint supports need to be connected properly to the roof system|