Basics of Noise Control

Basics of Noise Control – The term “noise control” refers to both active and passive methods of mitigating unwanted sound in the environment. There are a number of reasons why noise control is an important consideration in both business and private settings, including personal well-being, environmental concerns and legislative issues. However, before proper noise control...
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Understanding STC

Understanding STC – STC is roughly the decibel reduction in noise a material/partition can provide, abbreviated ‘dB’. The human ear perceives a 10dB reduction in sound as roughly reducing the volume by half. For example, a sound reduction from 50dB to 40dB seems half as loud. This is an important fact to keep in mind...
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How Is Noise Tested?

How Is Noise Tested? – Let’s take a look at a very popular term called STC (Sound Transmission Class) which is an industry standard to calculate sound transmission through barriers. Many building codes now require condos and townhouses to meet a STC of 50; luxury hotels and condos should be looking to reach 60 and...
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How to Stop Vibrating Noise

How to Stop Noise from Vibrating equipment such as industrial equipment and machinery, construction site equipment. Industrial equipment noise can lead to hearing loss. The best and effective way to stop industrial equpment noise is to isolate that equipment by using industrial enclosures. Acoustical  Enclosures are an incredibly versatile acoustic solution for industrial and manufacturing...
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Basics of soundproofing

The basics of soundproofing – In order to understand the concept of soundproofing, you must first understand the concept of blocking sound. Specifically, there are only three ways in which sound can be blocked or noise can be reduced. These three ways are as follows: Space – The further away from a source of sound...
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Hospital Noise Control

Noise Control in Hospitals Attention to hospital noise is on the rise. Doors shutting, carts squeaking, floor waxing, elevators, and ventilation machines are just a few examples of noise pollution in hospitals. Not to mention, the walls and floors that amplify every sound that bounces off them. You then have people in motion-the sound of...
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Industrial Noise Control

Sound is a constant in our day-to-day routine. Noise, however, is a sound which is undesirable and can lead to health complications. There are many causes of noise pollution on Industrial construction sites. Industrial machinery and operations contain various noise sources. This harmful noise generation is due to noisy operation processes and the equipment used...
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Church Soundproofing

Noise Pollution Control in Churches After much research, I made a shocking discovery. Over 70% of noise pollution in cities around the world comes from religious houses. Many government officials as well as neighborhood residents are looking into urban development and physical planning to sanction churches and mosques that openly disregard noise pollution laws. Church...
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Classroom Noise Control

Noise Pollution in Educational Institutions Noise pollution is neglected in educational institutions, although it can cause multiple negative effects on students and teachers. The majority of noise pollution in educational institutions is due to areas in which they are located. Many schools are near busy roads, public squares, bus stops as well as developed traffic....
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Construction Noise Control

Construction site noise can pose special problems for controlling noise control. Several different factors can contribute to construction noise such as weather, atmosphere, landscaping, and construction noise makers, e.g., earth moving equipment. Noise pollution can cause harmful effects such as speech interference, hearing loss, raise stress levels, and sleep disturbances to name a few. Fortunately,...
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