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In the final blog of the seismic bracing video series, see how rigid bracing is used in a mechanical or plumbing application. To safeguard potential damage from a seismic event, rigid bracing using pipe as the bracing member should be used to brace trapeze. It’s also important to understand what the additional product offerings are to stabilize services in a commercial building. Whether a building is in a highly active seismic zone or not, it’s important to understand the risk that a system is under from not only earthquakes but also severe weather. Why should pipe bracing be considered?

  • Retrofitting ability – the brace can be installed after the trapeze assembly is installed
  • Easy installation – the trapeze sway brace and pipe can be lifted at the same time to lock into place
  • Diversity of use – product work with any strut trapeze assembly including mechanical and electrical pipe and duct and cable tray
  • No special tools needed – one wrench size fits all required hardware
  • Simple inspection – shear-off head helps ensure correct torque and installation

nVent CADDY Quick Clip Rod Stiffener

A specific product offered from nVent CADDY offers a fast and easy way to stabilize when using strut to brace hanger rod, the nVent CADDY Quick Clip Rod Stiffener. The benefits of the quick clip rod stiffener include:

  • Secures strut channel to threaded rod for stiffening
  • One hand, snap-in place installation
  • No tools or bolt tightening required

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