Spring Mounted Inertia Bases

Inertia bases, used in conjunction with the right acoustic isolation system, are the most effective anti-vibration technique for machinery.

Inertia bases vary from a simple steel frame which allows spring mounts to connect to the equipment, to large concrete filled frames to provide inertial mass. The increased mass reduces vibration, lowers the centre of gravity thereby reducing rocking and increases thrust resistance. We can engineer an inertia bases frame to suit project requirements in terms of size, mass and finish.

The springs supporting the inertia bases are selected to suit the vibration characteristics of the isolated equipment and the building structure – especially floor deflection.

Mason U.K. can design bespoke bracketry to save height and minimise the installation envelope, minimising the space required to install inertia bases.

Inertia bases can be designed to suit a wide range of requirements and to fit within a similarly wide range of locations. Mason U.K. consider both the vibration and structural capability of any design.

Installation Instructions

We can design and supply inertia bases for a wide variety of vibration isolation solutions for machinery and mechanical equipment. The installation process is simple and can be carried out by following our method statement below.

Installation Photos

Further installation photos of Spring Mounted Inertia Bases can be viewed here:

If you would like to discuss a design and learn more about spring mounted inertia bases please contact Mason UK’s acoustic engineers.

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Spring Mounts

Mason UK has a complete range of spring mounts both open, enclosed and restrained. Spring mounts are typically used for applications where low frequency (sub 8Hz) vibrations are present.