Seismic Restraint of Flexible Piping Systems

This paper addresses recommendations for selecting and installing restraints on flexible or flexibly connected piping systems. These systems have the ability to flex significantly when exposed to lateral forces such as those generated by a seismic event. In addition, they can also be pulled apart if subjected to a significant axial load. Because these types of piping systems will flex, swing excessively or pull apart between restraint points, there is an increased likelihood for self‐generated damage to occur.

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