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Seismic Design & Blast Protection Components

Gripple products has been utilised on an extensive number of high-profile job sites that include research labs, healthcare facilities, manufacturing plants, government & military sites, educational institutions, corporate offices, data centres and hotel/casinos including projects across Australia and New Zealand, for both new and retrofit installations.

Gripple Seismic Bracing Systems are specifically designed and engineered to brace and secure suspended non-structural equipment (VAV boxes, fans, unit heaters, small in-line pumps, etc.) and components (HVAC duct, conduit/cable tray, and piping) within a building or structure to minimise damage from an earthquake or seismic event. Gripple ensures that the bracing meets the seismic design requirements of the non-structural components, in compliance with all relevant standards and specifications.

The types of MEP systems for which Gripple products can provide bracing & isolation solutions includes:

  • Mechanical & HVAC
  • Electrical & Cabling
  • Piping/Plumbing
  • Fire Protection
  • Safety
  • Emergency Power
  • Security/Communications

Seismic Bracing Installation Projects

At Gripple Australia, it is crucial to ensure that buildings and assets are properly protected and will continue to operate after a seismic event. We work with our clients to design and suspended non-structural building components are critical for the proper functioning of a building, and make up a high percentage of a building’s damage in a seismic event.

Our in-depth knowledge coupled with our experienced engineers allows us to deliver properly-engineered bracing solutions.

  • VAV Boxes
  • Sprinkler Pipe
  • Electrical Cable Tray
  • Junction Boxes
  • Lighting
  • Ductwork
  • Plumbing
  • Fan coil units
  • plus more

Seismic Bracing Products

Complete your project with one of Gripple’s most popular products, view the full Seismic Bracing range or please contact the Polyplas International Area Manager in your region.

Seismic Bracing Anchors

Seismic Bracing End Brackets

Seismic Bracing Top Fitting

Why use Gripple?

Our Benefits

  • Significant time and cost savings on your project
  • Complete, off-site solutions which minimise health and safety concerns
  • Innovative, patented solutions designed by an in-house team of engineers
  • Considerable reductions in packaging, vehicle movements & embodied CO2
  • A range of support services at every stage of your project, provided by a dedicated technical team
  • Aesthetically pleasing solutions; lightweight and virtually invisible

Do you need help with a project?

Whether you need more help choosing the right solution for your requirement, detailed installation design support or on-site training, we have dedicated customer support and technical teams on hand to help. Speak to a member of our friendly team today.

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Approvals & Certifications

Gripple holds the following industry approvals for our Wire Bracing Systems:

  • AS1170.4 and NZS4219 compliant
  • In accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE 171
  • OSHPD OPA 2123-10
  • Tested against UL NEB GR 63 Standard
  • SMACNA Verification
  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • California State Building Code
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 7-05 Chapter 13
  • Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 300 and 400
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Engineered seismic bracing calculations and details based upon drawings/plans provided.
  • PE stamped layout drawings for each service noting the proper location of Gripple Seismic Cable Bracing and/or Vibration Management products (spring mounts, vibration isolation pads, hangers, and accessories), per the scope of the project.

Seismic Bracing Case Studies

Bank of New Zealand Seismic Bracing

Bank of New Zealand

Where: Nationwide throughout New Zealand What: Electrical, Mechanical, Fire, Plumbing, Security Seismic Restraints

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Bendigo Hospital Cable Tray Suspension

Bendigo Hospital

Where: Bendigo, Victoria What: Supplied Gripple cable tray suspension systems and non-structural seismic bracing When:…

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Other Applications from Gripple

Duct works

Mechanical & HVAC

Gripple’s wire suspension kits are engineered with simplicity in-mind

Application Cable Tray

Electrical & Cable Tray

Gripple’s products are designed to save you time and labour costs, thus improving the efficiency of your installation

Solar Solutions

An engineer-design system that allows the Electrical contractor to keep their cabling above ground

Lighting Suspension

Lighting Suspension

Gripple has developed the lighting product range with trends in mind, delivering complete solutions for all lighting applications

Coldroom Storage

Insulated panel roof and walls can be suspended using several different methods

Other Applications

Ranging from signage & Shopfitting Hanging, Acoustic, Food & Humid Environments, Pipework to Suspension Solutions for Modules

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