Solid temporary barriers have their disadvantages such as they don’t absorb noise. Flexible temporary barriers, or more accurately known as temporary acoustic barriers, are commonly used as an acoustic treatment for construction sites where reducing the amount of noise reflecting off is critical against noise complaint.
Industrial Applications – In industrial uses, the acoustic quilts are much heavier weight, and typically constructed of higher density materials like fiberglass and mass loaded vinyl sheets. Many times these blankets are used as a barrier around a loud piece of machinery such as generators, compressors, and appliances.
How do the Temporary Barriers Work?
Temporary barriers are typically constructed in multiple layers. The outer layers are usually made of a woven fabric from an acoustically transparent material. This simply means the fabric allows sound waves to pass through the outer layer into the denser absorbing inner layers, as opposed to reflecting the sound back outward.
This is the reason that some types of temporary barriers are not the best choice is because their outer layers are not specifically designed for sound transparency, and you get noise reflection.
If you can find soft heavy weight temporary barriers without a reflective outer fabric, use them instead because they are a good compromise. Just know that you will still not be getting the noise reductions ratings that are possible with professional temporary barriers.
The inner layers are what do most of the work. Common sound insulation filler materials are recycled cotton, fiberglass, mineral wool, and mass loaded vinyl. The density of these materials is what absorbs and dampens the sound waves.
Temporary barriers usually have grommets along their outer edges to make it easy to have from hooks on the wall. The grommets also allow you to build or buy a frame to hang them on, creating a portable sound barrier, portable acoustic panels or vocal booth.
As some contractors don’t have noisy projects very often, this gives rental stores a chance for temporary barrier hire service. Contact us if you want to be a distributor, no matter to sell or offer hiring service.