Skip to content
[ct_space space_lg=”75″ space_md=”75″ space_sm=”60″ space_xs=”60″]
[ct_heading text=”GENERAL & SUSPENSION” align_lg=”align-center” align_md=”center” align_sm=”align-center-sm” align_xs=”align-center-xs” text_transform=”capitalize” font_weight=”” font_style=”” text_color=”#01437f” des_font_weight=””][ct_space space_lg=”10″ space_md=”10″ space_sm=”10″ space_xs=”10″][ct_accordion ct_accordion=”%5B%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22What%20is%20a%20Gripple%20hanger%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22In%20simple%20terms%2C%20a%20Gripple%20hanger%20is%20a%20wire%20joining%20device%20designed%20to%20quickly%20and%20securely%20join%20lengths%20of%20wire.%20This%20simple%20design%20is%20perfectly%20adapted%20to%20a%20wide%20range%20of%20applications%20such%20as%20the%20suspension%20of%20HVAC%2C%20mechanical%2C%20and%20electrical%20services%2C%20meaning%20Gripple%20hangers%20have%20become%20one%20of%20the%20leading%20suspension%20systems%20sold%20to%20the%20construction%20industry%20worldwide.%5Cn%5CnGripple%20hangers%20are%20fully%20adjustable%20and%20are%20available%20in%20both%20one%20and%20two%20channel%20variants.%20Each%20channel%20allows%20the%20wire%20rope%20to%20be%20inserted%20in%20one%20direction%2C%20where%20it%20is%20held%20in%20position%20by%20a%20spring-loaded%20wedge%20or%20roller.%20On%20a%20two%20channel%20device%2C%20this%20is%20mirrored%20in%20the%20second%20channel%20meaning%20a%20second%20length%20of%20wire%20rope%20can%20be%20joined%2C%20or%20a%20loop%20created.%5Cn%5CnGripple%20hangers%20are%20incredibly%20strong%20and%20capable%20of%20suspending%20up%20to%20325%20kg.%5Cn%5Cn%3Cimg%20src%3D%5C%22http%3A%2F%2Fgripple.wpengine.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F03%2Fexpress-hanger-installation.jpg%5C%22%2F%3E%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22Why%20should%20I%20use%20a%20Gripple%20hanger%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Gripple%20solutions%20have%20been%20designed%20specifically%20to%20offer%20a%20quicker%20and%20easier%20way%20of%20suspending%20a%20full%20range%20of%20HVAC%2C%20Mechanical%20and%20Electrical%20installations%2C%20lighting%2C%20suspended%20ceilings%2C%20signage%20and%20acoustic%20panels.%5Cn%5CnGripple%20systems%20offer%20savings%20in%20both%20time%20and%20money%20when%20compared%20to%20traditional%20suspension%20and%20bracing%20methods.%20A%20process%20involving%20no%20pre-work%2C%20such%20as%20cutting%20of%20filing%2C%20means%20installation%20can%20be%20up%20to%2085%20per%20cent%20faster%20when%20compared%20to%20other%20methods%20such%20as%20chain%20and%20threaded%20rod.%20Much%20easier%20to%20handle%20and%20transport%20around%20site%2C%20Gripple%20provides%20a%20truly%20green%20alternative%20to%20threaded%20rod%20with%20a%20typical%20installation%20using%20up%20to%2095%25%20less%20steel.%5Cn%5CnWith%20industry%20proven%20solutions%20for%20suspending%20up%20to%20325kg%20and%20over%20500%20million%20devices%20in%20use%20across%20the%20world%20Gripple%20is%20proven%20as%20a%20market%20leading%20provider%20of%20suspension%20solutions.%5Cn%5CnFamous%20examples%20of%20where%20Gripple%20devices%20have%20been%20used%20include%20the%20Great%20Dingo%20Fence%2C%20Atlantis%2C%20The%20Palm%2C%20The%20Melbourne%20Convention%20Centre%2C%20New%20York%E2%80%99s%20Yankee%20Stadium.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22What%20makes%20Gripple%20suspensions%20systems%20better%20than%20traditional%20methods%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Gripple%20systems%20offer%20savings%20in%20both%20time%20and%20money%20when%20compared%20to%20traditional%20suspension%20and%20bracing%20methods.%20No%20need%20for%20pre-work%2C%20such%20as%20cutting%20of%20filing%2C%20results%20in%20an%20installation%20process%20up%20to%2085%20per%20cent%20faster%20when%20compared%20to%20competing%20methods.%20Much%20easier%20to%20handle%20and%20transport%20around%20site%2C%20Gripple%20provides%20a%20truly%20green%20alternative%20to%20threaded%20rod%20with%20a%20typical%20embodied%20CO2%20saving%20of%20up%20to%2095%20per%20cent.%5Cn%5CnOur%20wire%20rope%20kits%20are%20designed%20to%20be%20lightweight%20and%20virtually%20invisible.%20The%20aesthetic%20difference%20between%20using%202%20mm%20wire%20rope%20and%208%20mm%20threaded%20rod%20is%20easy%20to%20see%20and%20with%20trends%20towards%20reducing%20the%20visual%20impact%20of%20installations%2C%20Gripple%20systems%20are%20leading%20the%20way.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22What%20will%20I%20save%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Using%20an%20%E2%80%98out%20of%20the%20box%E2%80%99%20Gripple%20solution%20will%20save%20you%20both%20time%20and%20money%20through%20a%20quicker%20and%20easier%20installation%20process%2C%20reduced%20material%20costs%2C%20and%20less%20reliance%20on%20specialist%20machinery.%20Gripple%20solutions%20are%20up%20to%20six%20times%20faster%20to%20install%20than%20threaded%20rod%20and%20chain%20suspension%20systems%20and%20can%20significantly%20reduce%20steel%20consumption.%20This%20significant%20reduction%20in%20materials%20also%20means%20that%20Gripple%20products%20are%20both%20cheaper%20and%20easier%20to%20transport%20and%20move%20on-site.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22Is%20it%20as%20safe%20as%20threaded%20rod%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22All%20Gripple%20suspension%20solutions%20are%20thoroughly%20tested%20and%20certified%20to%20world%20leading%20standards%20of%20safety%20including%20Lloyds%20Register%2C%20UL%20and%20TUV.%20More%20information%20can%20be%20found%20in%20our%20Services%20section.%5Cn%5CnGripple%20suspensions%20systems%20are%20sold%20with%20a%205%3A1%20safety%20factor%20ensuring%20that%20you%20can%20always%20have%20100%25%20confidence%20in%20the%20installation.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22How%20much%20weight%20can%20it%20hold%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Gripple%20hangers%20are%20incredibly%20strong%20and%20versatile%20and%20are%20available%20in%20five%20load%20rated%20sizes%20with%20Safe%20Working%20Loads%20ranging%20from%2015kg%20to%20325kg%2C%20all%20with%20a%205%3A1%20safety%20factor.%5Cn%5CnA%20full%20range%20of%20hangers%20are%20available%20to%20ensure%20the%20perfect%20solution%20for%20every%20suspension%20or%20bracing%20job.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22Is%20this%20new%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Gripple%20has%20been%20manufacturing%20tensioning%20and%20suspension%20systems%20for%20over%2020%20years%20and%20have%20sold%20over%20500%20million%20units%20in%20over%2085%20countries.%20Proven%20in%20countless%20applications%20across%20the%20world%20been%20that%20Gripple%20hangers%20are%20one%20of%20the%20most%20trusted%20suspension%20systems%20within%20the%20global%20construction%20industry.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22Where%20are%20they%20made%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Gripple%20products%20are%20designed%20and%20manufactured%20by%20Gripple%20Limited%20in%20Sheffield%2C%20UK.%20Polyplas%20is%20the%20exclusive%20licensee%20of%20Gripple%20wire%20suspension%20and%20bracing%20systems%20throughout%20Australia%20and%20New%20Zealand.%20All%20kits%20are%20fully%20assembled%20on%20site%20in%20Rowville%2C%20Victoria%2C%20and%20adhere%20to%20the%20same%20strict%20quality%20standards.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22How%20does%20it%20work%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Gripple%20hangers%20are%20fully%20adjustable%20and%20are%20available%20in%20both%20one%20and%20two%20channel%20variants.%20Each%20channel%20allows%20the%20wire%20rope%20to%20be%20inserted%20in%20one%20direction%2C%20where%20it%20is%20held%20in%20position%20by%20a%20spring-loaded%20wedge%20or%20roller.%20On%20a%20two%20channel%20device%2C%20this%20is%20mirrored%20in%20the%20second%20channel%20meaning%20a%20second%20length%20of%20wire%20rope%20can%20be%20joined%2C%20or%20a%20loop%20created.%5Cn%5CnGripple%20hangers%20are%20incredibly%20strong%20and%20capable%20of%20suspending%20up%20to%20325%20kg%20meaning%20they%20are%20perfectly%20suited%20to%20a%20wide%20range%20of%20suspension%20and%20bracing%20applications.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22What%20applications%20are%20they%20suitable%20for%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Gripple%20systems%20are%20designed%20to%20be%20adaptable%20and%20suitable%20for%20use%20across%20a%20wide%20range%20of%20industrial%20applications.%20Complemented%20by%20a%20full%20range%20of%20end%20fixings%20and%20accessories%2C%20solutions%20have%20been%20successfully%20installed%20across%20the%20world%20on%20applications%20including%3A%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-HVAC%20suspension%3Cbr%3E%5Cn%5Cn-Mechanical%20and%20Electrical%20suspension%3Cbr%3E%5Cn%5Cn-Hanging%20lighting%2C%20signage%20and%20acoustic%20panels%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-Seismic%20bracing%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-Suspended%20ceilings%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22Where%20can%20I%20purchase%20Gripple%20products%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22The%20easiest%20way%20to%20purchase%20any%20of%20the%20Gripple%20range%20is%20to%20speak%20to%20your%20local%20Polyplas%20International%20Area%20Manager.%20Contact%20details%20can%20be%20found%20%3Ca%20href%3D%5C%22%2Fcontact-us%2F%5C%22%3EHERE.%3C%2Fa%3E%22%7D%5D” theme_custom_fonts=”poppin-semibold” custom_fonts=”true” google_fonts=”font_family:Prociono%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” font_size=”17″ active_section=”0″][ct_space space_lg=”90″ space_md=”90″ space_sm=”70″ space_xs=”70″][ct_heading text=”SEISMIC” align_lg=”align-center” align_md=”center” align_sm=”align-center-sm” align_xs=”align-center-xs” text_transform=”capitalize” font_weight=”” font_style=”” text_color=”#01437f” des_font_weight=””][ct_space space_lg=”10″ space_md=”10″ space_sm=”10″ space_xs=”10″][ct_accordion ct_accordion=”%5B%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22Why%20do%20I%20need%20seismic%20restraints%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22There%20are%20several%20important%20reasons%20why%20seismic%20bracing%20is%20a%20crucial%20factor%20to%20consider%3A%5Cn%5Cn%3Cb%3ELegal%20requirement%3C%2Fb%3E%20%E2%80%93%20as%20defined%20in%20AS%201170.4%20and%20in%20accordance%20with%20in%20the%20National%20Construction%20Code%20(NCC)%20which%20has%20been%20adopted%20in%20all%20states.%5Cn%5Cn%3Cb%3ESafety%20%26%20Asset%20Protection%3C%2Fb%3E%20-%20Ensuring%20that%20expected%20earthquake%20design%20performance%20objectives%20are%20met%20not%20only%20reduces%20the%20risk%20of%20damage%20to%20the%20non-structural%20components%20itself%2C%20but%20also%20reduces%20the%20risk%20or%20damage%20to%20adjacent%20or%20closely%20located%20items%20from%20falling%2C%20overturning%2C%20swinging%20and%20impacting%2C%20leaking%2C%20etc.%20In%20addition%2C%20proper%20engineering%20reduces%20the%20life-safety%20risk%20to%20building%20occupants%20and%2C%20for%20critical%20facilities%2C%20provides%20the%20operability%20assurances%20necessary%20for%20immediate%20occupancy.%20%E2%80%9CCritical%20facilities%E2%80%9D%20would%20include%20hospitals%2C%20fire%20stations%2C%20police%20stations%2C%20and%20other%20such%20facilities.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22How%20do%20I%20know%20what%20I%20need%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Polyplas%20International%20are%20able%20to%20offer%20both%20seismic%20bracing%20engineering%20services%20and%20bracing%20systems%20that%20will%20adhere%20to%20all%20non-structural%20component%20bracing%20regulations%2C%20in%20regards%20to%20weight%20loads%20of%20the%20types%20of%20connection.%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5CnPolyplas%20International%20Technical%20Services%20can%20offer%3A%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Engineered%20seismic%20bracing%20calculations%20based%20on%20design%20category%2C%20occupancy%2C%20importance%20and%20relevant%20site%20specific%20seismic%20specifications.%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Detailed%20engineer%E2%80%99s%20sealed%20drawings%20(electronic%20format)%20prepared%20in%20AutoCAD%20or%20.pdf%20files%20(submitted%20by%20the%20consultant%2Fcontractor)%20indicating%20the%20location%20of%20seismic%20bracing%20points%20and%20bracket%20type.%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20On-site%20training%20on%20seismic%20product%20installation.%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Completion%20visit%20by%20a%20Polyplas%20International%20seismic%20specialist%20to%20ensure%20correct%20installation.%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Gripple%20Seismic%20Bracing%20products%20per%20engineering%20calculations%2C%20including%3A%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20-%20-%20Seismic%20wire%20rope%20kit%20with%20End%20Fixing%20and%20colour%20coded%20verification%20tag%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20-%20-%20Seismic%20component%20bracket%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20-%20-%20Gripple%20Seismic%20Hanger%3Cbr%3E%5Cn%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5CnPart%20of%20Polyplas%20International’s%20seismic%20services%20include%20providing%20the%20right%20products%20and%20services%20that%20meet%20the%20various%20seismic%20design%20requirements%20of%20your%20project%2C%20taking%20into%20consideration%20factors%20such%20as%3A%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Seismic%20Design%20Category%20%2F%20Occupancy%20Category%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Component%20Importance%20Factor%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Exemptions%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Requirements%20for%20Designated%20Seismic%20Systems%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Force%20%2F%20Displacement%20Equations%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Anchorage%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22Why%20use%20Gripple%3F%20What%20are%20the%20advantages%20of%20using%20Gripple%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22%3Cb%3EApplication%20specific%20design%3C%2Fb%3E%20-%20Gripple%20seismic%20bracing%20systems%20are%20specifically%20designed%20and%20engineered%20to%20brace%20and%20secure%20suspended%20non-structural%20equipment%20(VAV%20boxes%2C%20fans%2C%20unit%20heaters%2C%20small%20in-line%20pumps%2C%20etc.)%20and%20components%20(HVAC%20duct%2C%20conduit%2Fcable%20tray%2C%20and%20piping)%20within%20a%20building%20or%20structure%20to%20minimize%20damage%20from%20an%20earthquake%20or%20seismic%20event.%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5CnFour%20sizes%20of%20Gripple%20seismic%20wire%20bracing%20kits%20are%20available%2C%20each%20with%20their%20own%20Load%20and%20Resistance%20Factor%20Designs%20(LRFD).%20The%20seismic%20bracing%20kits%20come%20with%20a%20selection%20of%20pre-stretched%20Gripple%20wire%2C%20pre-attached%20end%20fittings%2C%20and%20standard%20or%20retrofit%20brackets.%20Colour%20coding%20allows%20easy%20field%20verification%20of%20kit%20size.%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5CnThis%20approach%20means%20that%20Gripple%20seismic%20bracing%20systems%20are%20complete%20pre-engineered%20systems%2C%20requiring%20no%20tools%20or%20field%20swaging%20of%20cables.%20As%20a%20result%2C%20the%20kits%20are%20up%20to%2010%20times%20faster%20to%20install%20than%20other%20bracing%20systems%20and%20perfectly%20suited%20to%20both%20new%20and%20retrofit%20installations.%20%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5Cn%3Cb%3EAdaptable%3C%2Fb%3E%20%E2%80%93%20Gripple%20seismic%20bracing%20systems%20can%20be%20used%20in%20a%20variety%20of%20bracing%20configurations.%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5Cn%3Cb%3EIndustry%20Proven%3C%2Fb%3E%20-%20Gripple%20seismic%20bracing%20kits%20have%20been%20utilised%20on%20an%20extensive%20number%20of%20high-profile%20job%20sites%20around%20the%20world%20that%20include%3A%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Research%20labs%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Healthcare%20facilities%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Manufacturing%20plants%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Government%20%26%20military%20sites%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Educational%20institutions%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Corporate%20offices%20and%20retail%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Data%20centres%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Hotels%2C%20casinos%20and%20entertainment%20venues%3Cbr%3E%5Cn%20%5Cn%3Cb%3EApprovals%20%26%20Certifications%3C%2Fb%3E%20-%20Gripple%20is%20proud%20to%20hold%20the%20following%20industry%20approvals%3A%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20In%20accordance%20with%20AS%201170.4%20and%20NZ4219%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20OSHPD%20OPA%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20SMACNA%20Verification%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20UL%20NEBS%20GR%2063%20Core%20Certification%3Cbr%3E%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22Are%20engineering%20services%20provided%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22In%20addition%20to%20the%20seismic%20bracing%20and%20isolation%20products%20required%20for%20your%20project%2C%20Polyplas%20International%20is%20able%20to%20provide%20full%20engineering%20services%2C%20including%20PE%20stamped%20drawings%2C%20BIM%20modeling%20and%20clash%20detection%2C%20coordination%20and%20site%20reviews%2C%20and%20budget%20estimating.%20We%20will%20work%20with%20the%20engineer%20and%20contractor%20to%20provide%20the%20most%20effective%20bracing%20and%20restraint%20solutions%2C%20providing%20you%20with%20complete%20beginning-to-end%20seismic%20services.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22What%20comprises%20a%20%E2%80%9CGripple%20Seismic%20Bracing%20System%E2%80%9D%20kit%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Specific%20sizes%20of%20kits%20are%20available%2C%20each%20with%20a%20different%20Load%20and%20Resistance%20Factor%20Design%20(LRFD).%20GS10%20%3D%20159%20kg%2C%20GS12%20%3D%20476%20kg%2C%20GS19%20%3D%20953%20kg%2C%20and%20GS25%20%3D%201%2C746%20kg.%20Kit%20components%20include%3A%20a%20length%20of%20wire%20rope%20with%20a%20pre-attached%20end%20fitting%2C%20a%20colour-coded%20tag%20indicating%20the%20brace%20size%2C%20a%20bracket%20for%20attachment%20to%20the%20hanger%20rod%2C%20and%20a%20Gripple%20Seismic%20fastener.%20Component%20descriptions%20are%20as%20follows%3A%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5CnWire%20rope%20%E2%80%93%202%20mm%20(GS10)%2C%203%20mm%20(GS12)%2C%204%20mm%20(GS19)%2C%20and%205%20mm%20(GS25)%20break%20strength%20certified%2C%20pre-stretched%20Gripple%20seismic%20wire%20rope.%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5CnColour%20Coded%20Tag%20%E2%80%93%20For%20attachment%20to%20cable%2C%20providing%20easy%20identification%20and%20assurance%20from%20the%20ground%20that%20the%20proper%20size%20brace%20has%20been%20installed.%20%20Red%20%3D%20GS10%2C%20Green%20%3D%20GS12%2C%20Yellow%20%3D%20GS19%2C%20and%20Purple%20%3D%20GS25.%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5CnEnd%20Fitting%20%E2%80%93%20Pre-attached%20to%20the%20cable%20for%20attachment%20to%20ceiling%20anchor%20point%2C%20consisting%20of%20either%20a%2045%C2%B0%20Eyelet%2C%20Standard%20Single%20Bracket%2C%20or%20Standard%20Double%20Bracket%2C%20each%20with%20various%20hole%20sizes.%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5CnBracket%20%E2%80%93%20Standard%20or%20Retrofit%20loose%20bracket%20versions%20are%20available%2C%20with%20various%20hole%20sizes%2C%20for%20attachment%20to%20threaded%20rod%20supports.%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5CnFastener%20-%20Secures%20the%20cable%20after%20it%20has%20passed%20through%20the%20bracket%3A%20GS10%20has%20a%20design%20strength%20(LRFD)%20of%20159%20kg%2C%20GS12%20has%20a%20design%20strength%20(LRFD)%20of%20476%20kg%2C%20GS19%20has%20a%20design%20strength%20(LRFD)%20of%20953%20kg%2C%20and%20GS25%20has%20a%20design%20strength%20(LRFD)%20of%201%2C746%20kg.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22Can%20Gripple%20seismic%20bracing%20systems%20be%20used%20on%20retrofit%20installations%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Yes%2C%20Gripple%20seismic%20bracing%20systems%20are%20designed%20to%20brace%20nonstructural%20equipment%20and%20components%20on%20both%20new%20or%20retrofit%20installations.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22What%20tools%20and%20preparation%20are%20needed%20to%20install%20Gripple%20Seismic%20Bracing%20Systems%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Gripple%20Seismic%20Bracing%20Systems%20are%20complete%20pre-engineered%20systems%2C%20requiring%20no%20tools%20or%20field%20swaging%20of%20cables.%20As%20a%20result%2C%20the%20kits%20are%20up%20to%2010%20times%20faster%20to%20install%20than%20other%20bracing%20systems.%20Because%20of%20the%20larger%20brace%20size%20however%2C%20it%20is%20recommended%20that%20the%20Gripple%20Tensioning%20Tool%20be%20used%20to%20pretension%20GS19%20and%20GS25%20cable%20brace%20installations%20to%2050%20kg.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22Can%20Gripple%20seismic%20bracing%20solutions%20be%20used%20in%20different%20configurations%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Gripple%20Seismic%20Bracing%20Systems%20can%20be%20used%20for%20Transverse%2C%20Longitudinal%2C%20and%204-Way%20bracing%20methods.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22What%20testing%20and%20certifications%20do%20the%20systems%20have%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22-%20AS1170.4%20and%20NZ4219%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20OSHPD%20%E2%80%93%20California%20Office%20of%20Statewide%20Health%20Planning%20%26%20Development%20%E2%80%93%20After%20extensive%20testing%20and%20qualifications%2C%20Gripple%20Seismic%20has%20received%20OSHPD%20approval%20for%20Fixed%20Equipment%20Anchorage%2C%20and%20has%20been%20assigned%20OPA-2123-10%20for%20their%20GS10%2C%20GS12%2C%20and%20GS19%20cable%20bracing%20systems.%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20UL%20NEBS%20GR%2063%20Core%20Certification%20%E2%80%93%20Based%20on%20surpassing%20extensive%20shaker%20table%20testing%20requirements%2C%20Gripple%20Seismic%20is%20the%20only%20seismic%20bracing%20company%20to%20hold%20this%20certification%20for%20its%20cable%20braces.%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20%20SMACNA%20Verification%20(Sheet%20Metal%20and%20Air%20Conditioning%20Contractors%20National%20Association)%20%E2%80%93%20As%20an%20acceptable%20alternative%20for%20seismic%20hanger%20bracing%20in%20strict%20accordance%20with%20the%20ANSI%20%2F%20SMACNA%20Seismic%20Restraint%20Manual%20%E2%80%93%20Guidelines%20for%20Mechanical%20Systems%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20%20Others%20%E2%80%93%20Gripple%20Seismic%20has%20undergone%20all%20of%20the%20proper%20qualifications%20and%20necessary%20strength%20testing%20to%20meet%20any%20seismic%20design%20code%20requirements%20for%20their%20cable%20braces%2C%20including%3A%20International%20Building%20Code%20(IBC)%2C%20California%20State%20Building%20Code%2C%20National%20Fire%20Protection%20Association%20(NFPA)%2C%20American%20Society%20of%20Civil%20Engineers%20(ASCE)%207-05%20Chapter%2013%2C%20Unified%20Facilities%20Criteria%20(UFC)%20300%20and%20400%2C%20American%20Society%20of%20Heating%2C%20Refrigeration%2C%20and%20Air%20Conditioning%20Engineers%20(ASHRAE)%2C%20and%20Federal%20Emergency%20Management%20Agency%20(FEMA).%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20In%20addition%2C%20VIMCO%20vibration%20and%20noise%20isolation%20products%20have%20been%20tested%20in%20accordance%20with%20the%20American%20Society%20of%20Heating%2C%20Refrigeration%2C%20and%20Air%20Conditioning%20Engineers%20(ASHRAE)%20Standard%20171%202008%20guidelines%20for%20Method%20of%20Testing%20Seismic%20Restraint%20Devices%20for%20HVAC%26R%20Equipment.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22What%20is%20the%20difference%20between%20%E2%80%9Cstructural%E2%80%9D%20and%20%E2%80%9Cnonstructural%E2%80%9D%20components%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22Structural%20components%20include%20roofs%2C%20floors%2C%20beams%2C%20columns%2C%20foundations%20concrete%20or%20masonry%20walls%E2%80%A6basically%20anything%20integral%20to%20the%20structure%20itself.%20Non-structural%20components%20include%20architectural%20elements%2C%20mechanical%20and%20electrical%20equipment%20and%20supplies%2C%20life-safety%20systems%2C%20and%20other%20building%20contents.%20Non-structural%20components%20are%20critical%20for%20the%20proper%20functioning%20of%20a%20building%20after%20an%20earthquake%2C%20and%20bracing%20these%20components%20ensures%20reduction%20in%20life-safety%20risk%20to%20building%20occupants.%20Gripple%20Seismic%20products%20and%20engineering%20services%20are%20targeted%20to%20non-structural%20components%20and%20equipment.%22%7D%2C%7B%22ac_title%22%3A%22Who%20determines%20the%20requirements%20for%20Nonstructural%20Seismic%20Design%20on%20a%20job%3F%22%2C%22ac_content%22%3A%22The%202009%20IBC%20(International%20Building%20Code)%20Section%201613.1%20dictates%20that%20%E2%80%9CEvery%20stucture%20and%20portion%20therof%2C%20including%20nonstructural%20components%E2%80%A6shall%20be%20designed%E2%80%A6for%20earthquake%20motions%20in%20accordance%20with%20ASCE%207.%E2%80%9D%20ASCE%20%2F%20SEI%207-05%20Chapter%2013%20specifically%20details%20the%20%E2%80%9CSeismic%20Design%20Requirements%20for%20Nonstructural%20Components%E2%80%9D%20including%3A%5Cn%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Seismic%20Design%20Category%20%2F%20Occupancy%20Category%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Component%20Importance%20Factor%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Exemptions%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Requirements%20for%20Designated%20Seismic%20Systems%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Force%20%2F%20Displacement%20Equations%3Cbr%3E%5Cn-%20Anchorage%3Cbr%3E%22%7D%5D” theme_custom_fonts=”poppin-semibold” custom_fonts=”true” google_fonts=”font_family:Prociono%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” font_size=”17″ active_section=”0″][ct_space space_lg=”90″ space_md=”90″ space_sm=”70″ space_xs=”70″]
Back To Top