Shannon Enterprises, Inc., a designer and maker of reusable thermal and acoustic insulation, has developed a closed-cell, affordable insulation system called the Acoustic Shield to reduce sound emanating from heating, cooling and power-generating components found in hospitals and across medical campuses.
Shannon introduced its Acoustic Shield to give engineers, specifiers and facility managers a high-value offering for insulating compressors, pumps, ducting, motors and more. When a noise reduction of, say, 5 dBA at a distance of 1 meter from a component will suffice, the Acoustic Shield is an economical alternative to Shannon’s more robust Acoustic Blanket Insulation.
“The technology and design for our Acoustic Shield mirrors the features we use for our Acoustic Blanket Insulation,” said Frank Kovacs, president of Shannon. “Our top-of-the line acoustic blanket insulation has reduced noise by up to 15 dBA at a distance of 1 meter from chillers and compressors. That level of sound reduction isn’t always called for, so we introduced our Acoustic Shield.”
Shannon produces its shield with a CAD/CNC technology and tailors each Acoustic Shield to match any component or surface condition. The Shannon specification for the Acoustic Shield is LT300AS.