ASC Engineered Solutions™ Introduces a Universal Structural Brace Attachment for Fire Protection Piping Systems
Exeter, NH, January 24, 2022 - ASC Engineered Solutions has introduced the AF720 Afcon® universal structural brace attachment, designed for use as the structural attachment component of a complete sway brace assembly for fire protection systems.
Made of ductile iron with carbon steel hardware, the AF720 brace attachment can attach to any structural steel member from 1/8” to 3/4" thick, including I-beams, bar joists, steel trusses or steel columns. AF720 rigidly braces piping systems that are subjected to horizontal and vertical seismic loads.
The AF720 universal brace attachment has the highest UL listed load rating in the industry for similar structural attachments. It is cULus Listed (ANSI/UL 203a) and FM Approved
(FM 1950-13). It also complies with NFPA 13, ASCE 7, IBC & MSS SP-27 bracing requirements.
The AF720 is ready for installation right out of the box; it comes with all required installation hardware. It can be installed fast, saving time and money. The AF720 universal brace provides built-in visual verification that the required installation torque on set screws has been met. (Note: The AF270 is for use only with other ASC Engineered brand components for a Listed seismic bracing assembly.)
Proudly made in the USA, the AF720 complies with the Buy America, Buy American and American Iron & Steel Act (AIS) program requirements.