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Importance of Seismic Bracing

Posted by Olivier Braquet on Feb 20, 2019 9:34:00 AM

 

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Topics: Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Mechanical, Seismic Protection

Factors That Affect Seismic Bracing Needs

Posted by Olivier Braquet on Feb 6, 2019 3:45:31 PM

Components of a Quality Seismic Protection System

When it comes to quality seismic protection system, several potential hazards should be accounted for, but necessary components can be simplified into seven considerations. Those are:

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Topics: Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Mechanical, Seismic Protection

Benefits of Using a Rigid Bracing System

Posted by Colin Andrews on Jan 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Buildings can be safeguarded from damages of earthquakes—and subsequent days of downtime and unsafe conditions for tenants—through approved installation of seismic bracing. To aid in this, nVent CADDY offers cable bracing and recently launched rigid bracing for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) service market.

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Topics: Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Mechanical, Seismic Protection

Debunking Myths About Prefabrication

Posted by CADDY on Jan 24, 2019 4:32:56 PM

Prefabrication is undeniably beneficial in the long term for contractors, installer and site owners. However, some perceive prefabrication practices as difficult. Although the benefits outweigh the drawbacks, such apprehensions can deter contractors from making improvements to their processes. We've addressed some common concerns about prefabrication:

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom, HVAC, Plumbing, Mechanical, Prefabrication

Understanding the Four Components of a Rooftop Anchoring System

Posted by Bryson Allen on Jan 9, 2019 12:20:42 PM

Rooftop mechanical and electrical systems are very sensitive to wind and seismic damage. Rooftop anchoring is vital for the protection of systems including: pipe, conduit, cable tray, duct and equipment.


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Topics: Electrical, Datacom, HVAC, Plumbing, Mechanical, Seismic Protection, Rooftop

Understand 4 Types of Telescoping Strut Replacement

Posted by CADDY on Oct 17, 2018 10:52:46 AM

TELESCOPING STRUT REPLACEMENT:

The nVent CADDY Telescoping Strut Replacement is an innovative alternative to using strut-based trapeze or support structures, and it accommodates standard strut-based fittings. This tool-free solution eliminates the need to handle long lengths of strut and cut sections of strut to size. The bracket telescopes to the desired length, attaches to threaded rod, and is locked in place by snapping closed a spring retainer.

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom, HVAC, Plumbing, Mechanical

Four Ways Wire Rope is Better than Jack Chain

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Sep 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

CHOOSING A SUPPORT SYSTEM:

Wire rope support systems provide benefits to make them a superior support method compared with threaded rod, jack chain and metal strap. Discover the ways a wire rope performs better than jack chain.

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Topics: Cable Support Systems, Electrical, Datacom, HVAC

Four Traits of Spring Steel That Makes it the Ideal Material for Fasteners

Posted by CADDY on Sep 12, 2018 1:23:24 PM

In 1956, the CADDY brand was the first to develop and market spring steel fasteners. Since then, spring steel has gained popularity, and the offering has expanded due to cost effectiveness and ease of installation.

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom

Top Four Benefits of Shot-Fire Brackets

Posted by CADDY on Aug 29, 2018 10:06:16 AM

Shot-fire brackets are an innovative way to allow installers to attach drop rods and fasteners directly to a concrete structure. However, with so many different shot-fire bracket installation tools on the market, they must be sized to be installed with a variety of tools. Not only do nVent CADDY Shot-Fire Drop Rods enable tool standardization, but they offer other important benefits as well.

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom

Five Ways Wire Rope is Better than Threaded Rod

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Jun 6, 2018 11:52:59 AM

CHOOSING A SUPPORT SYSTEM:

Wire rope systems are a superior support method when compared to threaded rod, jack chain and metal strap. 

In particular, while threaded rod is a popular hanging method for large mechanical applications like pipe and duct, wire rope support systems offer unique benefits that often provide a better method of installation.

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom, HVAC, wire rope support