As a leading solution provider and manufacturer of noise attenuation materials, Acoustiblok offers the full range of services and products to solve noise and vibration issues, including problem identification, acoustical testing, design, engineering, installation support and post-installation testing to ensure that our materials are properly implemented and noise control objectives are achieved. The newest technology that we currently use is an “acoustical real-time video imaging system service”. The ARTVIS Service allows us to “see” sound in real-time (as you would “see” thermal contours with an infrared camera). Not only can we measure the intensity and overall frequency content of the noise and its reflections, we can visually identify the direction, source and frequency spectrum of the noise.
It also helps in revealing modal transitions of resonance in buildings and structures that a standard spectrum analyzer does not reveal. Acoustical data collection and assessment which in the past may have taken hundreds of hours to compile, and even then being largely conjecture, can now be visually observed and measured with a significantly higher degree of confidence within hours.
Although a bit expensive (just under $200,000), this system provides us with an extremely powerful capability to immediately address noise problems with a very high degree of confidence, thus saving an incalculable amount of time and money.
Acoustiblok is now pioneering the use of the ARTVIS® Service with great success both in the United States and internationally on many projects involving industrial noise and power plant noise. In a recent effort, residents of a surrounding community were complaining about noise from three diesel power plants within 1000 feet of each other.