Structural Elements

The foundation of an engine basically refers to the structural element, prepared or natural base, which is properly planned to be able to withstand the efforts produced by the installed equipment, allowing the operation of the same with high security, stability and performance. The foundation must be properly planed and its detailing and execution requires important specifications, such as the construction of the equipment itself, involving not only the values ​​and the way in which the loads will act, for which purposes and maximum limits of the deformations and vibrations compatible in each case.

Consideration should be given to the neighboring constructions, allowing an understanding of the state of conservation, the estimation of the maximum loads applied, the type of foundation, the fixation employed and the levels of vibration transmitted by these constructions. If the motor is supplied with an alignment or leveling screw, a surface that allows alignment or leveling may be provided on the base. The foundations design should consider adjacent structures so that you can avoid the influence of one piece of equipment on the other to ensure that no vibration propagates. The stresses generated at the time of operation by the driven load need to be considered as an important part of the foundations dimensioning.

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