When one is looking to develop a testing room, ITS offers a wide range of absorbing materials for acoustic rooms for many applications of soundproofing / acoustic insulation related to the construction of anechoic rooms or of semi-anechoic rooms, as well as of aero-acoustic wind tunnels (aerodynamic wind tunnels).
Range of applications
- obtaining in an acoustic measurement room an environment for tests providing a free field (i.e. an acoustic field without any unwanted acoustic reflection by the envelope of the room) or a free field on a reflective floor
- the absorbing materials for acoustic rooms offered by ITS allow to obtain free field conditions (when applicable: on a reflecting floor) meeting the requirements of standard NF EN ISO 3745 Acoustics - Determination of sound power levels and sound energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure - Precision methods for anechoic rooms and hemi-anechoic rooms.
- excellent technical characteristics and robustness (in case of perforated metallic protection)
- ease of implementation (vertical or horizontal using, easy assembly/disassembly)
- high adaptability of acoustic performance
- block made of rock wool, of polyester wool or of foam constituting a dihedral (i.e. having a tip of triangular cross section with a parallelepipedic basis), such staggered subsets allowing the compleshion of sets with a relief - macro-waves in 3 dimensions increasing the overall area of the acoustic tretament)
- dimensions, geometry, surface adapted to the desired performance (color of the foam in the mass: gray, color of surfacing and perforated protection where applicable: usually white)
- absorbing materials for acoustic rooms made of foam
- chemical constitution : melamine foam resin
- density : 8 - 11 kg/m3
- temperature resistance : from -40°C to +150°C
- for typical applications, the metallic elements of the absorbing materials for acoustic rooms are protected by a multilayer coating system in accordance with ISO 12 944 C2, with high durability (above 15 years).
- for more demanding applications, the metallic elements of the absorbing materials for acoustic rooms are protected by a multilayer coating system in accordance with ISO 12944 C4 or even C5 with high durability (above 15 years).
- indoor or outdoor use in normal environments (other finish for different uses: on request)
Fire behavior (reaction to fire of ingredients according to standard NF F16-101)
- metallic elements: galvanized finish: rating M0 ; powdercoating finish: rating M1
- filling: rock wool : rating M0 ; polyester wool : rating M1 ; foam : rating M1
- in case of a filling made of rock wool, or of polyester wool, the absorbing materials for acoustic rooms are equipped with a textile cover
- whatever the filling is, the absorbing materials for acoustic rooms contain no element favorable to microbial growth
- not applicable
- sound absorption coefficient according to the standards NF EN ISO 354 Acoustics - Measurement of sound absorption in a reverberation room and NF EN ISO 11654 Sound absorbers for use in buildings - Rating of sound absorption
- sound absorption coefficient for normal incidence according to the standard NF EN ISO 10534-1 Acoustics - Determination of sound absorption coefficient and impedance in impedance tubes - Part 1: Method using standing wave ratio
In order to enable the achievement in an acoustic measurements room of a test environment providing a free field (i.e. an acoustic field without any unwanted acoustic reflection by the envelope of the room) or a free field on a reflective floor, it is necessary to implement an acoustic treatment having a sound absorption coefficient for normal incidence greater than or equal to 0.99 in the frequency range of interest when measured in an impedance tube to plane waves: sizing on request.
Some absorbing materials for acoustic rooms can have an absorption coefficient for normal incidence αo close to 100% from 50 Hz (higher performance in relation to a lower cutoff frequency can be obtained by using special designs).
- the absorbing materials for acoustic rooms must be installed on the inner walls of the anechoic (or semi anechoic) chamber and oriented towards the inside of the room. They can be mounted with a small layer of air at the rear. The total depth of each element (spacer layer and air) must exceed λ / 4 where λ is the wavelength of the sound corresponding to the center frequency of the lowest useful frequency band
- the absorbing materials for acoustic rooms must be uniformly distributed over the surfaces. In an anechoic chamber, the element used for the walls and ceiling must also be applied on the ground (in a semi-anechoic room, the soil should consist of a slick and hard plane)
- in case of small rooms (sometimes: transportable), the implementation of the absorbing materials for acoustic rooms is performed by single or double stick (depending of the considered support)
- in case of large rooms: the implementation is generally carried out using a metal frame for holding (the acoustic treatment of walls being performed by removable subsets allowing disassembly and any eventual subsequent transfer).
Basic product : absorbing wedge
Favorite and related products : BCA, ASA, CPA (range Faist)
Associated products and services (on request)
- absorbing treatments of every geometry and of every constitution for adaptation at the desired level of acoustic performance, protection covers, perforated metallic protection, frames, mobile structures in front of openings, acoustic door sets, silencers for equipment under test in measurement room, delivery as a kit with assembly instructions (national and international). Complete study. On-site installation (national and international).
ITS offers absorbing material for anechoic rooms where laboratory measurements are conducted in relation to acoustics and sound emissions.
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Several absorbing materials for anechoic rooms marketed by ITS are especially appropriate when a limited depth is allowed for acoustic lining e.g. in case of a retrofit in the context of projects for which a lower cut-off frequency is wished.
To not reduce the measurement volume in which sound metrology is conducted, absorbers sufficiently thin are then useful, if allowing to get higher performance in terms of sound absorption at low frequency without requiring additionnal space impinging the area where free field conditions are sought. Construction systems involving a rear resonnant plate are in such situations the best of the best: combined with a front layer made of dissipative material (e.g. foam with open cells, rock or polyester wool properly covered for the sake of mechanical protection) they can be efficient in a very wide frequency range, usually meeting the requirements of measurements based on standard ISO 3745 Acoustics - Determination of sound power levels and sound energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure - Precision methods for anechoic rooms and hemi-anechoic rooms. This is often the case in automotive industry and also for applications involving aeroacoustic wind tunnels where robust and plane absorbers are desired.
Such absorbing materials for anechoic rooms with a compact design are also appropriate when one is looking for an extended area with free field conditions in an extisting measurement room of which walls, roof, and sometimes: floor are equipped with old absorbing lining, to which a high depth is associated, when corresponding to design uses of past decades. Then, the replacement by thin multilayered acoustic structures dedicated to sound absorption, as offered by ITS, allows a significant gain of space, all the more so as the cut off frequency is low due to the related depth of conventional linings based on one quarter of corresponding wave length.To illustrate this, one can mention what follows: compact absorbers with a thickness 0.35 m are equivalent in acoustic performance to conventionnal absorbers with a depth 1 m for what regards sound absorption at 85 Hz, the difference in free space (width) inside the testing room being therefore 1.3 m (i.e. 2 times 1m - 0.35 m), what counts !