Often referred to as a noise enclosure, or a soundproof enclosure, an acoustic enclosure is a chamber built to be soundproof or noise resistant to keep noise in and limit the noise emissions produced. They are usually small and portable and built from heavy-duty materials. You can see a mix of sheet metal, timber, loaded vinyl, glass and plasterboard.
Using fibreglass, metal, and other materials to encompass the source of noise aids in its reduction. Acoustic enclosures can be utilized to prevent noise from escaping the region and reaching outside it, or they may be used to keep unwanted sounds out of interior areas.
Acoustic barriers may also be utilized to block or reduce the impact of noises that may interfere with delicate manufacturing processes or measurements, as well as particular noise frequencies that strike the most sensitive area of human hearing
How Do Acoustic Enclosures Work
Before we discuss how acoustic enclosures work, let’s quickly go over soundproofing. Although it may seem like a breeze, things can get tricky fast. Soundproofing is the act of preventing noise from either entering or leaving a room by using materials that cancel out the noise or decrease its intensity. Most times, loud noises cannot be completely blocked off or absorbed but they can be reduced to more manageable levels.
Sound is the conversion of vibration energy into sound. When you hit a drum, for example, the skin vibrates rapidly enough to create vibrations in the air. The air then moves and conveys the energy throughout the drum’s environment. Sound is generated by physical activity and transmitted via the air. The psychological process converts fluctuating energy into noise, music, speech, and so forth. It converts them into what we recognize as noise, music, speech, and so on.
Every physical object vibrates and produces waves in the air whenever it moves, which creates sound. Much like light, sound comes from its source; however, unlike light, sound cannot travel through a vacuum–it needs an intermediary medium such as glass, water, metal, etc. Therefore to “soundproof,” you have to obstruct the Sound on its journey from the beginning (the source) and block its movement through the atmosphere.
Where Would They Be Used
Acoustic enclosures can be used in many different ways. Here are some important applications:
- Protect your workers by blocking out sound with an acoustic enclosure in their factory office.
- Sound dampening is used to keep sensitive equipment, such as metrology tools or semiconductor equipment, safe.
- Looking for a way to reduce noise coming from compressors and fans
- Reducing the noise level of manufacturing equipment, air conditioning and refrigeration systems & power generators
An acoustic enclosure is a chamber built to be soundproof or noise-resistant in order to keep noise in and limit the noise emissions produced. They are usually small and portable and built from heavy-duty materials. Acoustic enclosures can be utilized in many different ways, but are commonly used to prevent noise from escaping the region and reaching outside it or to keep unwanted sounds out of interior areas. Get in touch with us today for a quote on our acoustic enclosures.