Excessive noise can always be a leading factor of distraction or frustration in the workplace. Not only can this be distracting, but excessive noise can also be hazardous when it comes to certain work environments. This is why sound control and noise deadeners are important when it comes to creating a safe, productive workspace. This leads us to the following question: what are the most effective methods to control sound? The short answer, vibration-damping sheets as well as damping compounds. So now you may be asking: what are vibration damping sheets, and why are they the most ideal choice when it comes to improving mechanical sensor performance? What about damping compounds; how are they used, and what are the benefits of using them?
Damping Compounds and Vibration Damping Sheets
A damping compound is a sound deadener that consists of filled asphaltic mastic acoustical sheet material and is designed for vibration damping. This specific material used is the most cost-effective as it reduces the echoing vibration of sheet metal panels that burst with noise when cancelled by motor vibration.
Damping compounds are also ideal since they are non-hazardous and non-toxic. The materials are credited to be durable and sturdy and can be easily applied with a towel as well as a brush or even spray. These can be used on a variety of different surfaces and materials such as metal, wood, plastic, ceramic surfaces, and even glass.
Vibration damping sheets are self-adhesive damping pads used for vibration damping and sound deadening on metal panels. Vibration damping pads are also used to absorb mechanical energy for overall protection and security. These materials are an ideal choice since the vibration damping material can withstand temperatures from as low as -22 degrees Fahrenheit to as high as 248 degrees Fahrenheit. The vibration damping material is also highly resistant to aging. Vibration damping sheets are also non-hazardous and non-toxic and have a typical lifespan of about six months. These sheets and pads can be applied to buses, boats, trains, and other railroad cars. They are also used for bins, chutes, machine guards, and more.
What is mechanical damping?
Mechanical damping is also often referred to as the backing. For mechanical damping to be most effective, the backing should be designed to have high ultrasound retention to prevent noise within itself. When it comes to this, the only disadvantage is that this is solely based on the absorption of energy. Therefore, when working with vibration damping, it is the most effective.
Why Consider IES-2000 Damping Products
IES-2000 is the best source for industrial noise control products. This nationwide organization is the leading team when it comes to solving noise problems through noise control engineering as well as application engineering. IES-2000 provides vibration damping sheets and pads as well as a damping compound to answer all noise complaints and issues.