TAMPA, Florida, November 11, 2013 – Acoustiblok Inc. is exhibiting the company’s line of products used to mitigate noise for industrial, commercial and residential generators this week at the 2013 POWER-GEN International Show being held in Orlando, Fla. on November 12-13, 2013.
Like many types of rotating machinery, reciprocating engine-powered generator sets produce noise and vibration. Whether these generator sets run continuously in prime power applications or only occasionally in standby applications, their operating sound levels often must be reduced to comply with local, state or federal ordinances. With maximum noise levels permitted at a property line that range from 52 dB to 72 dB and untreated generator set noise levels that approach 100 dB or more, it is clear that generator set noise mitigation is a subject of great importance.
Lahnie Johnson is president and founder of Acoustiblok Inc. He explained, “Generator noise is a growing problem everywhere, especially in residential neighborhoods where multiple units can be running at once after a storm or power outage. This is the type of noise that contributes to noise pollution and the health risks that go along with it. People are becoming more proactive about creating a quiet environment, especially at home.”
Acoustiblok’s All Weather Sound Panels® are used to mitigate commercial, industrial, and even residential generator noise. They are engineered specifically to withstand the most rigorous outdoor and industrial environments. Water, moisture, humid salt air or salt water, dirt, dust, constant ultraviolet light, chlorine air, grease, corrosion, and most harsh chemicals are not a problem for this wonderful product. Acoustiblok also produces a hurricane All Weather Sound Panel that is tested to withstand wind load more than 270 MPH.
The sound absorbency of the panel brings down substantially the acoustical energy around the generator by eliminating all sound reflections in the area, while the Acoustiblok material in the panel allows it to also be an excellent sound barrier.
Acousitblok’s QuietFiber® is the answer to any space in need of a noise fix anywhere noise is a problem, without spending thousands of dollars to retrofit sound abatement material under drywall, or cover walls with the less economical sound panels. Quietfiber can be installed on the ceiling and walls where industrial power systems are housed to quiet the noise. The product is very easy to install.
Acoustiblok sound reduction material, which is a component of All Weather Sound Panels, is made of a 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick proprietary viscoelastic polymer material with a high-density, non-barium mineral content. It is heavy, yet extremely flexible and can be used in wall joists of generator rooms. It is easily cut to fit with a utility knife, which makes it customizable to fit around pipes and other fixtures. Just one thin layer of Acoustiblok added to a standard metal or wood stud wall will result in more sound reduction - and provide more privacy - than 12-inches (30.5 cm) of poured concrete.
Acoustiblok’s high quality noise abatement products, available since 1998, have earned the industry’s highest ratings from architects, builders, and consumers.
POWER-GEN International is the industry leader in providing comprehensive coverage of the trends, technologies and issues facing the generation sector. More than 1,200 companies from all sectors of the industry exhibit each year to benefit from the exposure to 20,000 attendees. Displaying a wide variety of products and services, POWER-GEN International represents a horizontal look at the industry with key emphasis on new solutions and innovations for the future.
Read more about Acousitblok’s generator-related projects in the “Press Center” on Acoustiblok.com and see photos of various projects at: http://www.acoustiblok.com/soundproofing-photos-for-industrial-commercial-noise.php
About Acoustiblok – “Quieting the World”
Acoustiblok Corporation, a NASA Spin-off listed company headquartered in Tampa, FL, provides acoustical soundproofing solutions for noise related issues. The company develops, manufactures, and markets acoustical products around the world, earning the industry’s highest ratings from architects, builders, and consumers.
Primary products include Acoustiblok® viscoelastic polymer based soundproofing material, Acoustifence® outdoor noise barrier, All Weather Sound Panels®, QuietFiber® insulating material, Quiet-Cloud® industrial sound absorption panels, Acoustiblok WALLCOVER®, and Thermablok® aerogel nanotechnology insulation. Acoustiblok products are used in industrial, residential, commercial, and marine sectors worldwide. The company’s products are made and sourced in the United States.
Acoustiblok Corporation ships products to more than 60 countries through a network of stocking distributors in the United States and on five continents across the globe. The company operates a subsidiary, Acoustiblok Mideast, in Saudi Arabia to augment our distributor network.