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NOISEBLOCK™ Sound Curtain Process Enclosure

System: CKDB

Sound Curtain Process Enclosure

Client

A manufacturer of windows and doors for residential, commercial and industrial building systems

Issues

OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Association, issued the manufacturer a citation regarding extreme noise levels in a key area of their manufacturing facility – aluminum debridging process.

Solutions

Advantages of Proposed Solution

Considerations

Project Goals

NOISEBLOCK™ Applied Products

It was determined that custom curtain conveyor enclosures consisting of close fitting conveyor covers around a main intake and discharge conveyor path and multiple intake and discharge conveyor paths plus one large enclosure around the main machining equipment was the best solution. This project required KNC’s structural steel design expertise and product diversity in order to fit and attach the proposed enclosures to the existing conveyors and machinery. Due to the manufacturing diversity of KNC, the right products were available to achieve the project requirements.

The conveyor covers and machine enclosure were manufactured of model KNC-100BQQ, sound curtains. The curtain panels are constructed of a layer of 1.0 psf, mass-loaded vinyl sandwiched between two layers of 1-inch thick fiberglass quilt faced with aluminized vinyl cloth. The system included, clear view, 1.0 psf, mass-loaded, vinyl strip curtains for raw product entry and finished product exit as well as personnel access.

The local KNC representative and in-house engineering team worked with the installing mechanical contractor during the design and submittal phase to make sure everything would fit to the existing process and not interfere.

Resolution

The required noise reduction was achieved and the manufacturer continues to operate with noise levels equal or less than the OSHA regulation. Due to the success of this project the manufacturer ordered four more systems, one for each of their manufacturing facilities throughout North America.

Resources

This case study features Kinetics NOISEBLOCK™ model KNC sound curtain enclosure

Additional Information

For additional information e-mail industrialsales@kineticsnoise.com

Project Images

Sound Curtains conveyor cover where it meets mechining equipment enclosure Conveyor Path before installation of Sound Curtains Clear view vinyl strip curtains for product entry Intake conveyor, covered by Kinetics sound curtain enclosure Discharge conveyor, covered by Kinetics sound curtain enclosure Close-up of window of machining enquipment sound curtain enclosure Sound curtain enclosure