Archive: Feb 2022

Importance of Industrial Soundproofing

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When you are designing your business, one of the most important things you should consider is industrial soundproofing. While soundproofing may not seem as important as the way your business looks, it directly affects your work environment and other facility operations. Soundproof enclosures allow employees and customers to hear each other better, which makes communication easier.

Industrial soundproofing methods vary depending on the space you are trying to soundproof. Large warehouse spaces, for example, will require more soundproofing than a concert hall. What works for some spaces doesn’t work as well for others.

What are the Benefits of Industrial Soundproofing?

There are many benefits to industrial soundproofing. Some benefits include:

  • Peace of mind for employees
  • Noise is kept at a comfortable level
  • Improves productivity levels
  • Better overall workspace satisfaction
  • Keeps building up to code
  • Decreases health concerns associated with noise pollution

Now that you are aware of what industrial soundproofing can do, let’s discuss some products available to soundproof your space.

Acoustical Soundproof Enclosures

IES2000, Inc. offers acoustical soundproof enclosures for many different noise reduction applications. Our applications are described below.

Machinery Enclosures

Many industrial machineries produce a lot of noise while operating. Our industrial soundproof enclosures prevent noise from transmitting to other areas of the building.

Printing Plant Quiet Rooms

Printing plants utilize a high-volume printing operation that results in high levels of noise. The sound can be very distracting to employees working nearby. Our industrial sound enclosures will help absorb the noise produced by these operations.

HVAC Noise Control

Our soundproof enclosures are the best option for HVAC noise control. They dampen acoustic vibration and reduce the transmission of noise through modular systems. Materials like flat acoustic foam and duct silencers are used to achieve a soundproof enclosure.

Test Cells

If you need to achieve a specific type of sound propagation in a test cell, our soundproof acoustic enclosures are the perfect choice for soundproofing.

Our modular systems are easy and quick to install, reconfigure, and move. They are fabricated with 18-gauge G90 galvanized steel on the outer shell, 16-gauge on the inner shell. Sandwiched between the shells is mineral-glass fiber acoustic/thermal fill. We guarantee high-quality acoustic performance every time. We use standard components to create custom soundproofing solutions. When you buy one of our systems, there will be no construction mess for you to clean up. You can also write soundproof enclosures off during tax season. These enclosures are an investment, not a one-time use product.

At IES2000, we have a team of noise control specialists and support personnel available to assist you. Our team will help you design your soundproof enclosures and help you with installation. Contact us today for a price!

Minimizing Interior Noise to Achieve Sound Isolation

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Are you having a hard time focusing at work or school due to excess noise? If so, you may need to minimize interior noise to achieve sound isolation. There are a few ways to achieve sound isolation. You can use fiberglass sound insulation, acoustic barrier curtains, or sound insulation blankets.

Fiberglass sound insulation is created by attaching quilted fiberglass panels to any surface. They are typically hung on walls to dampen noises inside the building. These panels reduce the reflection of soundwaves by adding soft, open-celled materials to any environment.

Before investing in fiberglass sound insulation, you need to know what thickness and facing you need for noise dampening. This will make any room quieter, helping to achieve sound isolation.

At IES2000, Inc., we have quilted fiberglass panels that act as a sound insulation blanket. They are high-performance, fire-safe, and durable. They can be used to reduce reverberant noise and are an excellent alternative to urethane foams. Our fiberglass sound insulation is Class A fire-rated and can withstand a wide range of temperatures.

The best part of our quilted fiberglass panels is they are easy to clean! They are unaffected by oils, dirt, dust, humidity, moisture, and most chemicals.

Our acoustic barrier curtain (ABA) is a non-reinforced loaded vinyl noise barrier sandwiched between two layers of fiberglass. A variety of facings are available, including our standard industrial grade vinyl facing, an economy scrim facing, and a silicone facing for high temperature or outdoor applications.

Acoustic barrier curtains are made with quilted fiberglass panels. They are typically constructed with grommets across the top and mating hook-and-loop closures on the vertical edges. Rolls measuring 4′ x 25′ are available with edges bound or unbound. All products have a Class A flammability rating (per ASTM E-84).

The acoustic barrier curtain can be used in many ways, including:

  • Lining the perimeter of a building
  • As a divider wall
  • Use anywhere a decoupler, barrier, or absorber is required
  • Create sound isolation in separate areas of a room

Our quilted barrier curtain includes vinyl facings in white, tan, gray, or black. The curtains come in diamond patterns or straight-stitch patterns.

Composites offer maximum noise reduction on any application by combining sound absorption and noise barrier materials. These composites are available in a barrier-backed or barrier septum configuration.

IES2000, Inc. uses a variety of quilted fiberglass panels and flexible noise barriers to absorb excess sound. Acoustic barrier curtains are supplied as roll goods, finished panels, enclosure systems, acoustical jackets, and die-cut pieces.

Whatever you decide to do to create better sound isolation in your building, IES2000, Inc. is here to help you! You can contact us today to learn more about our fiberglass sound insulation products.

How To Reduce Noise in a Building Using Sound Absorbing Materials?

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At IES2000, we carry sound damping materials to create better acoustics in your work environment. Loud noises, like construction or vibrating metal, can be distracting to your work environment. If you are looking to buy sound and vibration damping materials to reduce noise in your business, visit our website today!

Our Industrial Soundamp E vibration damping sheet is a self-adhesive vibration damping pad used to block out sound and vibration on metal panels. Our VBC Damping Compound is a non-toxic, water-based compound that can be sprayed on surfaces to dampen sound and vibration.

Industrial Soundamp E

The Industrial Soundamp E vibration damping sheet is designed to lay flat on any surface, creating complete contact without air pockets or channels. Soundamp E is odorless, wear-resistant, and impregnated to prevent water absorption.
The vibration reduction material and adhesive can withstand temperatures between -22° F and 248° F and are highly resistant to wear and tear.

To apply:

  • Soundamp E pads should be cut to the desired size and shape before the backing paper is removed. It may be cut with scissors, a knife, or die-cutter.
  • Remove dust, grease, moisture, and other foreign matter from the application surface.
  • Peel off the backing paper.
  • The simplest application technique is to bend the vibration damping pad slightly and attach it along its shortest edge.
  • The vibration damping pad is then pressed firmly into place, preferably with a roller for larger pieces. This reduces the risk of leaving air pockets that reduce the sound damping capacity.
  • The temperature of the sound damping materials and application surface should not be below room temperature during fitting.
  • Soundamp E can be applied to buses and railroad cars, ships and boats, generator enclosures, off-highway equipment, relay cabinets, bins, chutes, hoppers, and machine guards.

    VBC Damping Compound

    VBC Damping Compound aids in vibration damping and helps shift the dominant frequency. The resulting structure-borne noise reduction provides a means of improving the noise transmission loss in many applications. Because it’s water-based, VBC Damping Compound is especially recommended for new construction and for equipment that requires superior flame and smoke resistant materials.

    VBC Damping Compound is also ideal for use on bus, rail, and marine applications and for treatment of any vibrating metal, wood, glass, ceramic, and most plastic surfaces. It can be used in fan and blower housings, ductwork, machine guards, and stadium seating. Our sound and vibration damping materials can be easily brushed or sprayed on surfaces, and they can be painted to make them suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

    This highly efficient vibration reduction material improves the fatigue life and safety factor of treated surfaces. It is available in 5-gallon pails and 55-gallon drums.