SAFE+ systems, having the dual function of:
■ mechanical connection between structural and non-structural elements
■ seismic energy dissipation create a “dynamic link” between the elements, thus improving the structure’s ability to respond to seismic actions while maintaining the functional operation of the building.
The purpose of the SAFE + devices is to guarantee an effective dynamic link between structural and non-structural elements that, in the event of an earthquake, guarantees safety conditions for workers and assets. The choice and their positioning are the result of a careful evaluation of the structural characteristics and vulnerability points of the building. Below are some examples of different types of industrial buildings with intervention hypotheses are inserted.
■ It does not require structural changes but maintains the original static
scheme and stiffness
■ It improves the seismic capacity of the structure
■ It is easy and quick to install with minimal production of dust or fumes
■ It is programmable for independent areas, without interfering with the
existing activity or with plants or other systems
■ In the event of an earthquake, unlike other devices, SAFE+ must not be
replaced but maintenance will be sufficient to restore full system operation
■ It reduces maintenance costs