Blaylock Gasket and Packing can fabricate products by using Fabreeka® materials throughout a variety of industries.
What industries use Fabreeka?
- Building and Construction
- Mechanical Restraints & Pipe Vibration Control
- Metal Forming
- Petroleum and Gas
- Power Generation
- Pulp & Paper
- Structural Expansion Bearings
Building and Construction
Fabreeka’s isolation materials prevent disturbing shock and vibration from causing structural damage or acoustic discomfort for occupants in buildings and other structures. Many buildings have been successfully isolated from subway or other environmental inputs by providing materials for the base slabs and column footings. Blaylock Gasket & Packing will fabricate pads, washers and bushings by using Fabreeka® materials to eliminate objectionable structure-borne noise in buildings from the operation of passenger elevators.
Blaylock Gasket & Packing can fabricate a variety of applications in the building and construction industries, including:
- Bridge rail pads
- Lamp post pads
- Bearing pads
- Base slabs
- Column footings
- and more...
Using Fabreeka® materials is an excellent and economical way to dampen shock and vibration induced by wind and traffic. Additionally, Fabreeka® Drain Trough material is specified as a flexible water drainage system for bridge applications.
Blaylock Gasket will fabricate Crane pads by using Fabreeka® material to reduce vibration, relieve girder stress, improve load distribution and eliminate mechanical wear and tear associated with bridge, gantry and ore crane operation, thereby reducing maintenance costs.
Diesel Powered Engines Industries
Diesel engine driven pump packages are utilized in petrochemical refineries and on offshore production platforms as the source of firewater to battle catastrophic fires. They cannot fail, as they are the final defense. The solution is to isolate the diesel engine from its base structure using Fabreeka’s pad/washer/bushing isolation system.
Industrial Machinery & Equipment Industries
Fabreeka’s isolation materials and machine mounts will provide vibration isolation and leveling for proper machine tool installation. Buffalo Seal and Gasket team of engineers will make the required material recommendations when designing foundations that support machine tools required for sound engineering principles for a reliable result.
Mechanical Restraints to Control Piping Vibration Industries
Mechanical restraints or pipe clamps incorporating a Fabreeka preformed fabric pads are an effective means of controlling vibration and related stress in compressor and pump piping.
Metal Forming Industries
Using Fabreeka’s material for isolation pads in the form of bumpers or mounting pads have been successfully used on metal forming equipment to reduce shock and vibration transmission within a machine’s structure. Fabreeka’s materials for pads are widely used in forging hammers to absorb the energy of the blow and protect the hammer supporting structure. Talk with Blaylock Gasket today to fabricate your isolation pad needs today.
When requesting Fabreeka materials from Blaylock Gasket to fabricate pads, washers and bushings have long been used to eliminate impact shock and vibration in wide variety of mining operations including:
- Mine cars
- Rock breakers
- Pulverizes and smelting operations
Fabreeka pad material is also used to improve the service life of the upper and lower rails on draglines and shovels by reducing the high roller load stress.
Offshore Oil Rigs Industries
Offshore units incorporate powerful diesel engines driving large pumps for injection of materials into wells drilled offshore. The levels of vibration transmitted into the offshore structure cause additional noise and vibration in an already noisy and vibration-prone environment. The solution is to isolate the complete unit from its base structure using a Fabreeka material called Fabcel® pad/washer/bushing isolation system. At Blaylock Gasket we are here to help with all your isolation pad requirements. Let us know if you have any questions.
Petroleum and Gas Industries
To eliminate excessive vibration within the gas transmission and petrochemical piping, a properly designed mechanical restraint is required. The application of Fabreeka Preformed Fabric Pad within these mechanical restraints can provide a reduction of piping vibrations, thermal flexibility, and reduction of unwanted noise and prevent non-inform clamp contact pressure. Talk with Blaylock Gasket today to fabricate your isolation material needs for drilling rig equipment such as mud pumps, compressors, generators, and other rotating equipment, to make the rig as “quiet” as possible and reduce structure fatigue.
Power Generation Industries
Fabreeka’s isolation materials are used to control structure-borne vibration and noise generated from power and distribution transformers and reactors. Fabreeka isolation pads, washers, and bushings can be used in wind turbines to provide vibration isolation under gearboxes and generators. Fabreeka’s materials are also used to prevent metal to metal contact on rotating parts with the rotors to reduce wear and fatigue. Blaylock Gasket can work with consultants who design power generation facilities involving steam and gas turbine foundation isolation and other turbo-machinery vibration attenuation requirements.
Pulp and Paper Industries
Mechanical and chemical pulp and paper mills both have equipment in their processes which produce high levels of vibration and shock. Having Buffalo Seal and Gasket fabricate your Fabreeka pads, including washers and bushings, have long been used to eliminate impact shock and vibration in many pulp and paper applications including:
- Pump stations
In a steel mill, Fabreeka pad is used to protect equipment, structure, and foundations from damage by impact shock and vibration. The design and installation of Fabreeka material used as pads have greatly reduced fatigue of metal parts and deterioration of concrete supporting structures, thus lengthening their service life and reducing downtime and cost of maintenance. Fabreeka pad is specified as a bumper to reduce impact shock on cold bar shears, mill tables, and coil drops where steel ingots or coils of steel are handled and dropped, creating large forces and stresses within the equipment. We work closely with consultants who specialize in steel mill production to provide shock and vibration solutions for equipment within the steel manufacturing process.
Structural Expansion Bearing Industries
Using Fabreeka® material will provide a durable sliding surface with a low coefficient of friction to allow for thermal expansion and contraction for buildings, bridges, pipe supports, and vessels.
In the railroad and public transportation industries, vibration and noise resulting from wheel-rail loads can be easily transmitted through the vehicle journal boxes and springs and into the vehicle body. Fabreeka’s materials for pads have been used for years on journal boxes, spring planks, center plates and under bolster springs to reduce vehicle/car wear and fatigue. Fabreeka’s materials used for bearing pads are also widely used as the tie plate pads under rails and crossings and bridge deck pads on railroad bridges.
Fabreeka Isolation Material Solutions
For Blaylock Packing & Gasket, quality is an integral part of everything we do and our ISO 9001 certification demonstrates our commitment to the industry’s highest standards, serving a range of industries from oil and gas to pharmaceuticals. Family-owned for more than three decades, our commitment to high-quality products and exceptional service has never changed.
Contact us today about any of our materials, and discover the pride with which our company defines quality, stability and service.
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