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Welcome to Mason Mercer Australia

Mason Mercer Australia is the Australasian representative of Mason Industries and Mercer Rubber, New York.

For over 50 years, Mason Industries has been a leader in the field of noise, vibration and seismic control. Mercer Rubber specialises in rubber and stainless steel braided expansion joints and flexible hoses.

Mason Mercer Australia has been based in Melbourne for over 20 years, and has offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland which service Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.

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Seismic Safeguards

The picture to the right shows the tale of two products exposed to seismic activity. The Mason product withstood the seismic event (right) whereas the competing product failed (left). This picture neatly illustrates the importance of specifying and installing the correct vibration isolation as a seismic safeguard for equipment within the building as well as in respect of the building itself.

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Shake table testing using Mason Z-1011 seismic snubbers

Shake table testing is accepted as the only method of certifying the functionality of active or energized components. Testing of equipment on isolators and snubbers is the only way to obtain equipment certification for equipment that will be vibration isolated.

Because of the extreme 4g maximum acceleration required for the test shown in the embedded video, multiple Mason Z-1011 seismic snubbers were installed on the chiller. Industry standard code compliant snubbers have thin elastomeric bushings that can dramatically amplif seismic forces. But because of the Z1011's unique design and thick neoprene bushings we can control the amplification, keep the forces on the equipment and the attachments to a minimum and further guarantee survivability.

Download the video by clicking on the picture.

Earthquakes in Australia


Please click on the links below to learn more about Australia's earthquakes. To read about seismic damage, download a brochure here.

Recent Earthquakes

  1. Last Earthquake in Australia
  2. Recent earthquakes Measured by Geoscience Australia
  3. Recent Western Australia Earthquakes

Notable Earthquakes

  1. Large or noteworthy earthquakes in Australia
  2. Important Historical Earthquakes in Western Australia
  3. Important Australian Earthquakes

Maps

  1. Seismic Hazard Map
  2. Earthquake Density Map
  3. Seismicity Map of Australia

Source: USGS Earthquake Hazards Program