Industrial Noise Control
SonaSpray spray-on decorative acoustic finish is commercially unbeatable when addressing industrial noise control problems. SonaSpray can be quickly and effectively applied to most prepared surfaces and construction configurations. This allows minimum working down time in existing structures and the ability to meet critical deadlines in new construction. An empty factory shell with hard walls, floors and ceilings will always be a reverberation chamber magnifying noise if it isn't treated acoustically. SonaSpray applied to the ceiling and walls at high level absorbs sound instead of reflecting it back into the factory. The result is reduced reverberation times and noise levels and therefore a much safer working space.
Industrial soundproofing can be dealt with in existing builds but the problem is much better addressed at the design stage:
H V Wooding took this approach for their new factory extension at Hythe in Kent and are very pleased with the results. An acoustic consultant calculated a predicted reverberation time of over 2 seconds prior to the build but with the inclusion of our absorptive construction materials this was reduced to 0.6 seconds. This is a huge benefit when dealing with industrial noise control in the workplace.
Acoustic materials used
SonaSpray K-13 Special: Sprayed onto the ceiling in a single 35mm decorative coating absorbs 100% of noise at the mid band frequencies of 500Hz – 2KHz lightweight and fire rated class 0 to BS476 part 6. SonaSpray is used in hundreds of locations across the UK including schools, community halls, atriums, offices, factory industrial noise control; almost any interior space with a reverberation problem.
SoundBlox: These acoustic building blocks absorb noise by using Helmholst resonator principles and perform well at the difficult lower frequencies; 98% absorption is possible at 125Hz! A standard building block will absorb about 4%. SoundBlox are laid along with standard masonry blocks, applications: Industrial noise control for manufacturing and workshops, sports halls, exhibition halls, road/rail acoustic barriers.
When noise is generated by machinery / manufacturing operations and reflected from hard surfaces it can increase noise levels in the area by up to 15dBA. This is no longer a problem once SonaSpray is applied as the noise and reverberation is absorbed by the acoustic treatment. Industrial noise control becomes a much more manageable problem, simple screens become very effective in protecting operators from direct machine noise and noise levels in the adjoining offices are significantly lower. Better all round building acoustics provided with the application of SonaSpray.
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Industrial noise control artical written by D. Mack.