Noise pollution in industrial settings can come from almost anywhere. However, when considering noise attenuation, plant managers often only look for visible culprits of noise. Fans and machinery, for example, can visibly add to the noise levels of a warehouse or plant, but unseen culprits of noise pollution often surround your team. Industrial pipes and ductwork can add high levels of noise to the soundscape of a workspace. Let us help you better understand the importance of acoustic pipe lagging for industrial plants and warehouses.
What Causes Pipe Noise in a Warehouse?
Industrial piping systems deal with extreme heat and pressure. That immense amount of force creates energy, expelling high noise levels. Most industrial ductwork has an internal layer to mitigate sound, but it often consists of only a singular layer. To experience higher levels of attenuation, you may need to apply a better source of isolation.
What is Acoustic Pipe Lagging?
Acoustic pipe lagging is a sound-sheathing material designed to provide the sound attenuation necessary on the industrial level. Most pipe lagging materials are created from flexible vinyl with multiple decoupling layers. The vinyl layers are then bonded to a foil layer. This multilayer system provides better noise mitigation—multiple layers of materials allow the pipe lagging to act as a noise barrier and absorber. The pipe lagging’s flexibility also allows the material to reduce breakout noise levels on an array of components.
Acoustic pipe lagging can be applied to pipes, valves, fan housings, and ductwork within an industrial building. An added benefit of applying pipe lagging is that its construction also absorbs pipe vibration, decreasing noise pollution in a third manner.
Some Systems May Need More
Acoustic pipe lagging is extremely versatile, but some systems may need custom pipe lagging. If your building is an extreme case, find a company that provides custom acoustic pipe lagging compositions to address your noise reduction needs. A skilled team can help attenuate noises across the spectrum.