Vortex shedding in industrial chimneys

Facing vortex shedding challenges for your industrial chimneys? Flow Engineering has the solutions you need. Vortex shedding, notorious for causing unwanted movements and fatigue, can compromise the structural integrity of your industrial chimney. With over 20 years of expertise, we specialize in Tuned Mass Damper systems—proven to reduce vibrations and prevent fatigue damage.

Fatigue Accumulation due to Vortex Shedding Vibrations

Vortex shedding can expose industrial chimneys to numerous stress cycles, potentially leading to material fatigue followed by a potential sudden structural failure. Our proactive solution involves Tuned Mass Dampers, significantly reducing stress amplitudes, and will prevent fatigue failure. This extends your chimney’s lifetime and minimizes the risk of large unwanted vibrations, ensuring long-lasting reliability.

  • Preventing dynamic problems at the design phase
  • Analyzing and solving vibration problems in existing structures

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Chimney vibration damper: the solution for an industrial chimney

In the face of formidable challenges posed by natural forces such as wind induced vortex shedding, and earthquakes, Flow Engineering’s Tuned Mass Dampers provide a convenient solution. These specialized dampers adeptly manage vibrations induced by dynamic loads, actively preventing vortex shedding through the strategic addition of damping. This not only addresses sensitivity, but significantly contributes to the enhanced stability and prolonged lifespan of your industrial chimney.

Explore Flow Engineering’s comprehensive solutions for your industrial chimney. Contact us by calling +31 (0)180 – 63 11 60. Optimize performance, prevent vortex shedding, and elevate damping capabilities for enhanced stability. Our damper systems our optimized for ease of installation, and durability.

Designing a Tuned Mass Damper

Various data is needed to design a Tuned Mass Damper. For example, the oscillation frequency, the direction of the movements, the mass of the structure and the available space. This means that all Tuned Mass Dampers are custom made. For more information about a Tuned Mass Damper as a solution for the effect of vortex shedding on an industrial chimney or stacks, please contact us by calling +31 (0)180 – 63 11 60.

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