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How Acoustic Insulation Enhances Safety and Productivity in Your Industrial Building

Acoustic insulation on a ceiling How Acoustic Insulation Enhances Safety and Productivity in Your Industrial Building

Your build­ing is more than a col­lec­tion of walls, floors, and ceil­ings — it’s an oper­a­tional facil­i­ty with many mov­ing parts and often mul­ti­ple trades under a sin­gle roof. All of this activ­i­ty could quick­ly devolve into chaos with­out cer­tain stan­dards and pre­cau­tions in place. While you might take it for grant­ed, inte­ri­or insu­la­tion (i.e., sound­proof­ing and fire­proof­ing) plays a sig­nif­i­cant role in keep­ing your oper­a­tions order­ly, pro­duc­tive, and safe. Here’s how the right kind of acoustic insu­la­tion enhances safe­ty and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty in your indus­tri­al facil­i­ty when applied by professionals.

How Acoustic Insu­la­tion Enhances Safe­ty and Productivity

Reduce Noise Pol­lu­tion and Sound Leakage

Most indus­tri­al facil­i­ties are capa­ble of pro­duc­ing a great deal of noise, usu­al­ly from pow­er­ful machin­ery and large, rever­ber­at­ing rooms. While this noise might not seem like a major con­cern, too much of it can become dis­tract­ing for occu­pants. These dis­trac­tions not only reduce pro­duc­tiv­i­ty — they can also cre­ate safe­ty con­cerns, drown­ing out key audio cues. High-qual­i­ty acoustic insu­la­tion absorbs much of the sound with­in your facil­i­ty (mea­sured as NRC, or noise reduc­tion coef­fi­cient), reduc­ing this dis­tract­ing and dan­ger­ous noise pol­lu­tion. More­over, acoustic insu­la­tion keeps exter­nal noise from enter­ing your facil­i­ty while also pre­vent­ing noise with­in your facil­i­ty from leak­ing out (which helps secure your busi­ness’ information).

Bol­ster Build­ing Integrity

Acoustic insu­la­tion can pro­vide more than a sound bar­ri­er. How­ev­er, it can also pro­vide a heat bar­ri­er. Indeed, high-qual­i­ty ther­mal acousti­cal insu­la­tion con­tains a high R‑value, which refers to a surface’s ther­mal resis­tance. Sim­ply put, the high­er the R‑value, the more insu­la­tive the mate­r­i­al is, which means heat has a hard­er time flow­ing between sur­faces. This helps main­tain a con­sis­tent cli­mate con­trol, retain­ing heat and air con­di­tion­ing with­in the build­ing, regard­less of exte­ri­or temperature. 

Acoustic Insu­la­tion Can Be Com­pat­i­ble With Fire­proof­ing Products

While acoustic insu­la­tion has ther­mal prop­er­ties, it is not the same as fire­proof insu­la­tion. That said, both acoustic and fire­proof insu­la­tion tend to go hand in hand. For instance, fiber­­glass-based, spray-applied ther­mal acoustic insu­la­tion is com­pat­i­ble with most spray on fire­proof­ing prod­ucts. In oth­er words, you can out­fit your facil­i­ty with the nec­es­sary fire-reduc­tion and noise-reduc­tion rat­ings with­out sac­ri­fic­ing one for the oth­er. The ease with which fire­proof­ing prod­ucts can be applied to the right type of acoustic insu­la­tion (when han­dled by expe­ri­enced pro­fes­sion­als) allows you to save time and mon­ey on both impor­tant insulative/​safety measures.

Stay Up to Code

Vio­lat­ing cer­tain safe­ty codes and oth­er reg­u­la­tions can great­ly sti­fle your facility’s pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, often tem­porar­i­ly shut­ting down your oper­a­tions. In order to stream­line your oper­a­tions and keep all occu­pants safe, it’s cru­cial to invest in and main­tain the prop­er acoustic insu­la­tion and fire­proof paint for your facil­i­ty. Fiber­­glass-based, spray-applied ther­mal acoustic insu­la­tion is com­pat­i­ble with var­i­ous type of fire­proof­ing, allow­ing you to more eas­i­ly remain com­pli­ant with all rel­e­vant safe­ty guide­lines (i.e., R‑value, fire rat­ings, NRC, etc.).

If your facil­i­ty needs new acoustic insu­la­tion or a thor­ough inspec­tion of exist­ing fea­tures, Kaloutas is here to help. But we are more than a fire­proof­ing con­trac­tor — we offer a range of ser­vices designed to improve your building’s safe­ty, com­pli­ance, appear­ance, and integri­ty, includ­ing indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, clean­ing, insu­la­tion, seal­ing, fire­proof­ing, and more. To learn more about us and all that we do, con­tact us online or give us a call at 9785321414 today.

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