Use these low-pry anchoring fittings to secure Loos & Co. seismic bracing cables to a 3/8 in. (10 mm) fastener. With a 3/8 in. fastener mount, two cable slots, and an inspection hole, each fastener allows contractors to secure Loos-brand cables with the least prying effect on fasteners. To install, insert the cable into the first chamfered hole, wrap it around the cable slot and through the cable exit. Once properly inserted, connect the cable with an appropriate oval sleeve and glance into the inspection hole to make sure no cable is visible. As part of a seismic cable bracing assembly, this fitting can help support fire sprinkler systems, cable trays, HVAC equipment, clevis hangers, and trapeze supports.
These cable bracing clips will accept Gold (#GO3), Green (#GR6), or Orange (#OR4) cables. When applied correctly, the Loos and Co. SAF2 model will maintain the rated break strength of all compatible seismic cables without the need for a thimble and may be used at both ends of the cable for anchoring equipment.
This 3/8 in. low-pry seismic anchor is UL-listed, compliant with many national and international building codes, and suitable for installation in accordance with chapter 9.3 of NFPA 13. It is also proudly made in the USA, in full compliance with the Buy American Act, and the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive adopted in 2004 by the European Union.
Why should my fire sprinkler system include seismic bracing?
All seismic construction for fire sprinkler systems should be designed and completed by licensed professionals. Seismic support for pipes, especially sprinkler pipes, is critical for two reasons: 1) minimizing stress in piping, and 2) minimizing damaging forces in the event of an earthquake. This is accomplished with a careful balance of flexibility and rigidity in the piping that assures the piping will move with√Ç¬†the building, instead of a direction that could cause significant damage to the piping, the building, or its occupants.√Ç¬†
Will this clip work for my seismic bracing assembly?
Loos & Co. Seismic Restraint Clip is designed for use in attaching systems and equipment to a structural member using a 3/8 in. (10 mm) fastener. The mounting holes will accept Gold (#GO3), Green (#GR6), and Orange (#OR4) cables to maintain breaking strengths up to 4,200 pounds.