Acoustics, Vibration & Noise Control Forum

Does Batt Insulation Block Sound?

Will adding batt insulation between the studs in my wall or ceiling block sound?  I probably get this question at least once a day; the short answer is NO! Lightweight porous materials such as fiberglass and open cell foam are great for reducing reverberation in a space by absorbing the sound reflections off of hard […]

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Fabric Wrapped Acoustic Panels

Fabric Wrapped Acoustic Panels Fabric Wrapped Acoustic Panels are the ideal solution for reducing reverberation in areas where speech intelligibility is vital such as home theaters, conference rooms, houses of worship, call centers, and more. Fabric Wrapped Panels can dramatically improve room acoustics by absorbing sound waves that normally would strike the hard parallel surfaces […]

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Are You Getting The Message?

Your mood and your productivity are affected as much by the sound of your world as any other sensory input. In fact our sense of sound is our only sense that is not selective. Just try not hearing something! We can close our eyes and hold our breath, but we cannot turn off our ears. […]

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The Restaurant Noise Problem

The Restaurant Noise Problem   Restaurant noise is becoming more and more of a problem as restaurants try to achieve the sound of an active environment. The theory is that an active sounding restaurant will sound more lively and give the impression of an exciting and busy establishment. This design practice has lead to open […]

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Continuous noise monitoring service offered by Oeler Industries.

Oeler Industries has partnered with Bruel & Kjaer, a leader for over 70 years in the acoustics and vibration measurement industry, to offer a continuous noise monitor service. Continuous Monitoring Sometimes a point in time sound study is not enough to establish compliance with noise control regulations. Environmental conditions such as wind and cloud cover […]

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Solving Noise Problems

Solving Noise Problems – The Basics When solving a noise problem, you need to establish a few things: 1) Is the noise coming from within this space or is it coming from an adjacent space? 2) How loud is the noise in dBa (Decibels) Radio Shack sells a sound level meter for about $60, its […]

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Home Theater Acoustics – Listen to Your Speakers, Not Your Room

Home Theater Acoustics Primer So you’ve decided you’re going to invest in some home theater equipment. You head off to the dealer’s showroom and are blown away by the top of the line system and lay down $5000.00 bucks and head home. Brimming with excitement, you spend hours mounting and installing everything until the big […]

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Controlling HVAC System Noise

Controlling HVAC System Noise HVAC systems help create comfortable spaces for our homes, work environments and educational institutions.  But the noise they generate can have a negative impact on the overall environment of a space; unless the noise is controlled. The purpose of a space needs to be considered in order to determine what steps must be […]

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The effects of noise in a Healthcare environment.

More and more studies are showing that noise in a healthcare environment has many negative impacts. One of the most alarming effects of noise in a healthcare environment is the increased potential for human error. Gunnar Ohlen, Chief Medical Officer, at Karolinska University Hospital in Norway recently did a study that measured background noise in […]

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Continuous vibration monitoring, wirelessly!

Oeler Industries, now offering wireless vibration monitoring Oeler Industries Inc. has partnered with KCF Technologies to delivery the latest vibration monitoring technology.  KCF Technologies is an innovative leader in the field of predictive maintenance systems. Vibration monitoring is an important tool in the maintenance of pumps and motors.  Failures can be adverted by early warnings of changes in the […]

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Oeler Industries, corporate guests at Penn State Center for Acoustics and Vibration workshop

The Center for Acoustics and Vibration at Penn State University hosts an annual workshop, bringing together the thought leaders in acoustics and vibration from all around the world, to present their latest research and technologies. Some of the idea’s discussed were the use of spring loaded honeycomb designs, reflection and micro-perforated designs, black holes of vibration absorption, mathematical […]

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Custom Printed Acoustic Panel Project Recently Completed

One of our recent projects allowed us to demonstrate our ability to incorporate products from several manufacturers in the solutions we provide.   A combination of prefabricated and stretched fabric panels were created using photos from our customer.  Scaffolding was erected in a stairwell for the installation of a 14 foot high panel. We installed 3 panels in […]

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