Last edited 09 Dec 2020

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Acoustic louvre


[edit] Introduction

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.

[edit] 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:

[edit] Louvre compound

A full compound helps to more efficiently block sound and prevents a build-up of heat, as airflow is able to fully surround the plant in the room.

The benefits of a full compound include:

  • Full surround airflow prevents a build-up of heat.
  • A significant reduction in noise levels.

[edit] Louvre details

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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