From dedicated power stations to backup power plants, Acoustiblok has resolved thousands of the noise issues associated with this industry. When you place a generator in a room, in between two buildings, or next to any type of wall or boundary, it typically makes the noise much worse in many ways. Not only can it be worse, but it also can create a new acoustical phenomenon that wasn’t there in the first place. Small acoustic enclosures, quilted blankets, fences, bushes, and louvered walls are par-for-the-course if you talk to most architects, builders and developers. The problem is that none of these things work well enough if you want to reduce the noise level radiating from a generator. This is a cold hard fact! We field more calls on a weekly basis on how to mitigate generator noise than anything else! And it just so happens we have the right products and design team to help you implement a successful solution.
The answer to generator noise is Acoustiblok’s All Weather Sound Panels (AWSP’s). AWSP’s are not just your run-of-the-mill barrier: they are a hybrid comprised of several layers of very different types of materials to give you the best of both worlds. They have filtering materials, absorption materials, and blocking materials in terms of attenuating noise. They are a mere 2” thick and can be any size within a maximum (4’x12’ footprint) shaped in a square or rectangle. AWSP’s can be erected into a fence in most cases to audibly and visually conceal your noisy gen-sets. Typically a 13-18 dB reduction of generator noise is the outcome for AWSP solutions (results will vary based on variables of the site, size of gen-set, & intensity of specific frequencies ranges radiating from the generator).
If you need a more economical solution, Acoustifence (AF-6) is the ticket. Acoustifence is an amazingly simple product. Acoustifence is a UV tolerant, flexible, mold resistant, reinforced ¼” thick material that has a STC of 28. It is used to block unwanted noise levels from reaching a particular point of complaints. All you need is a chain link fence and you are off and running. Acoustifence can have mounting grommets placed in the leading edges so you can strap it directly to your fence structure, (please reference our installation guidelines for specifics). Acoustifence is easy to disguise using our “landscapes” add on or by strategically placing some foliage in front of your Acoustifence.
Please feel free to contact us directly to speak with a generator noise specialist.
Key points to remember on line of sight barriers
• Directional absorption/barrier systems
• Modular components
• 2” profile for tight fits.
• Patented “All Weather Sound Panel”
• No mold or mildew accumulation.
• HAWSP’s over 277 mph sustainable wind loads,(mounting system must be certified as well)