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Heat build-up in building services plant is a serious concern when it comes to design. So much so that it is essential to consider it in relation to many factors, including soundproofing. A louvre can help to ease these problems, as well as providing air flow which allows for an enhanced soundproofing solution.
Acoustic louvres can be used in circumstances where air flow is required, but the potential noise breakout from a conventional opening, or louvred opening would be unacceptable.
 Small applications
Size and design can sometimes affect the ability to have a full louvre compound in a space. In this case, a smaller application can be installed to create the same effect on a much smaller level. A screen is just as beneficial for relieving heat build up as well as reducing noise as a full compound is.
The benefits of a small louvre application include:
- Noise reduction.
- Optimal airflow design.
- They can be made into small screens to fit any size room or plant deck.
- They can be designed to any size.
 Louvre compound
The benefits of a full compound include:
Enclosures are made up of acoustic panels as well as supporting steelwork. The panels are made up of sheet steel which is then galvanised, as well as filled with wool for extra sound insulation. There are a number of finishes available for any size louvre. Mitred corners can be included in the design for specialist circumstances.
--Airmatic Ltd 08:58, 20 Oct 2017 (BST)
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