What is a mechanical snubber?

A mechanical snubber is a device that permits pipe deflection under normal operatingconditions, but when subjected to an impulse load, such as an earthquake, waterhammer, etc., the snubber becomes activated and acts as a rigid restraint torestrict pipe movement as a result of the unwanted impulse loading.

A mechanicalsnubber uses gears and springs to produce the restraint force when activated.

Mechanical Snubbers for a Refinery
Mechanical Snubbers