Elastomer mounts are widely used to filter vibrations of a level that is insufficient to overcome a wire rope isolator’s dry friction component. They are particularly effective for isolating solid-borne sound transmitted by rotating machinery (generators, pumps, motors, compressors, turbines, fan units, etc.).
Important information on elastomer
Application of viscoelasticity.
Elastomers are sensitive to environmental conditions (e.g. temperatures >70°C, presence of corrosive fluids or gases such as acids, bases, oils, petroleum, ozone and chlorine). These conditions significantly accelerate the ageing and degradation of the material. They can also accentuate creeping (deformation that affects material subject to a constant constraint).