High noise levels can lead to poor communication, a toxic workplace, hearing loss, and dissatisfied workers. Noise disrupts the workplace whether you work in an office or on the shop floor. Soundproof curtains help with that.

How Effective Are “Soundproof” Curtains?

Plastic grinders, stamping presses, and positive displacement blowers are loud. Sound curtains can improve the environment by reducing noise but cannot eliminate it due to the equipment’s high sound frequency.

Curtains That Reduce Noise

Soundproofing curtains are Acoustic Drapes, Acoustic Curtains, Soundproof Blankets, Sound Screens, Acoustic Barriers, and Acoustic Curtains.

The curtains are made of sound-controlling materials. Curtains absorb sound and reduce room reverberation. Soundproofing curtains also block noise from entering a space.

Acoustic curtains reduce sound transmission by up to 29db. The quality of materials and your application may affect performance. Theaters, churches, offices, and even noisy industrial machinery can benefit from noise reduction. Acoustical curtains have different facings and internal components depending on their use.

Soundproofing blankets are 1 to 4 inches thick and made of acoustical grade quilted fiberglass absorber in one or more layers with a diamond stitched facing. A 1/2 to 2-pound sound barrier may be reinforced or unreinforced in the curtains. The blankets have industrial-grade Velcro on the vertical edges and grommets for suspension.

Thick and heavy materials improve blanket performance by blocking noise.

Curtains for Industrial Soundproofing

This soundproofing curtain can withstand heavy abuse in industrial or construction environments. Heavy vinyl or VCP is used for blanket facings, and loaded vinyl sound barriers replace lead sheets to improve sound blocking. Acoustic soundproof curtains can enclose noisy equipment or separate a noisy industrial plant area.

Installing soundproof curtain enclosures around loud equipment like pumps, generators, compressors, vacuum pumps, and dust collectors will improve employee comfort.

Earth-moving equipment, jackhammers, and heavy trucks can also cause noise near residential neighborhoods or densely populated cities. A soundproof curtain fence will surround the construction site. This will significantly reduce noise in nearby homes. Movers can help you tow curtains to your doorstep.

Soundproofing Curtains for Industrial Equipment

Curtains help to create a soundproof environment in the room.

The amount of noise reflected around the room can be reduced by changing a specific number of soundproof curtains. The maximum noise reduction is between 30 and 40 percent, corresponding to a range of 6-9 decibels. The advantages do not involve any complicated or time-consuming work. One disadvantage is that nearly the entire space needs to be treated, even though the size of the noise source varies.

Install curtains to serve as a soundproofing barrier behind the wall that houses the noisy industrial equipment.

Curtains with soundproofing material hung on the wall behind the equipment prevent this from happening. The noise level in the room is reduced by 1-2 decibels when the noise source sprays noise into the room; the noise level on the wall is reduced by 4-6 decibels when the noise source sprays noise directly onto the wall. The benefits are something other than what bothers the workers. The soundproofing curtain added to the wall behind the machine should be approximately equal to twice the square footage of the machine’s “noise shadow” on the wall.

Construct a Sound Barrier Wall or a Partially Enclosed Space with Soundproof Curtains

This can be accomplished by mounting a frame to the ceiling or floor and covering it with soundproof curtains. The amount of noise reduction can range anywhere from six to fifteen decibels. The absence of excess noise is a significant benefit. You may require view windows or sliding panels to gain visibility and access. What height and length of a soundproof curtain wall should I construct? 8′ high minimum. The barrier surrounding the noise source should be twice as high as the noise source itself.

Soundproof curtains result in an enclosure that is entirely free of ambient noise.

This is accomplished using a sound curtain frame that is either mounted on the ceiling or the floor and consists of four walls and a roof. The typical amount of noise reduction achieved is between 15 and 20 decibels. It is in everyone’s best interest to keep the volume of the noise as low as possible. You may require view windows, sliding panels, and ventilation baffles to cool the motor.