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Eaton Introduces TOLBrace Software Updates for Increased Reliability and Efficiency
Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 01:50:57 PM


Date: July 7, 2015

HIGHLAND, IL—Power management company Eaton today announced it is offering updated B-Line® series TOLBrace™ seismic bracing software for engineered fire sprinkler applications. With a new English and Spanish language selection tool, TOLBrace 8.0 offers a step-by-step approach to seismic bracing, including a project bill of materials generator and many other valuable features for fire sprinkler systems.

“The latest update to our TOLBrace software helps customers save time and money,” said Greg Shaughnessy, product line manager, TOLCO™ Seismic Bracing, Eaton. “This solution provides a greater amount of design flexibility, identifying the component with the lowest load capacity.”

Available for engineers, designers, plan reviewers and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), the TOLBrace 8.0 software version helps to quickly and easily perform zone of influence calculations according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13 guidelines, Uniform Building Code (UBC) and International Building Code (IBC). It also contains the latest California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)-approved loads, for both the Preapproval of Anchorage (OPA) 0030-10 and Preapproval of Manufacturer (OPM) 0052-13.

TOLBrace 8.0 software also includes a space calculation feature, allowing users to calculate the maximum allowable spacing with an alert when there is an improperly spaced sway brace assemblies due to load capacity or allowable pipe deflection per NFPA 13.

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