BYR PE 100q.ch02.06/04/2007
STRUCTURE PADSHIMSFOUNDATION BOLTEQUIPMENT BASEPLATEBASEPLATE PADPLANT SUPPORTING STRUCTURE
FIGURE 2-1TYPICAL BASEPLATE MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT ON STRUCTURAL STEELFOUNDATION
The principle function of the foundation is to provide a permanently rigid, non-warpingsupport for the machinery. In meeting these requirements, the foundation should:
hold machines in proper alignment under all operating conditions
support the machine's weight and load, and distribute it uniformly and evenly to thesoil or main support structure
maintain established equipment locations
minimize transmission of vibration to or from the machines.While the responsibility for a successful foundation rests with the purchaser, the followingsuggestions are offered for assistance and consideration:1. The outline drawing provides equipment mounting surface areas, anchor boltlocations, main piping connections, and other information necessary in designing afoundation.2. A foundation of reinforced concrete should be of ample size and proportion foradequate support of the machinery, as well as piping forces such as inlet anddischarge piping.3. Provision should be made in the foundation design for accessibility to all parts of themachine or its auxiliaries during operation, inspection and maintenance.