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Design of Special Vibration Insulators for a Building Constructed in a Cavern

In order to ensure that the delicate instrumentation controlling a certain chemical plant constructed in Israel would remain at reasonably constant temperature given the sometimes rapid fluctuations of atmospheric conditions, it was decided to establish the control unit in an underground cavern available in the vicinity. A five-floor building was to be erected to contain all the instruments. This was not only to be air-conditioned from a completely detached unit, but was also to be isolated against vibrations emanating from other plants and the air-conditioning pumps by means of rubber insulators. Z. Rigbi, D. Alvas and J. Altasovitz

Author(s): Rigbi, Z;Alvas, D;Atlasovitz, J

Keywords: vibration;insulating;caverns;design;testing;isolation