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NOISEBLOCK™ Acoustic Curtain Manufacturing Process Enclosures

System: CEKN

Acoustic Curtain Manufacturing Process Enclosures


A large manufacturer of residential and commercial wood products and materials



Advantages of Proposed Solution


Project Goals

NOISEBLOCK™ Applied Products

It was determined that complete acustic curtain enclosures, 4-sides and roof were needed to meet the target sound levels. This posed a few challenges. The acoustic curtain enclosures needed to be 16'-0" H with large roof spans and two long walls being able to slide out of the way on a moment’s notice for emergency service and routine maintenance. This required KNC’s structural steel design expertise and product diversity. In addition, the enclosures required lighting and ventilation for proper equipment operation and personnel safety. Due to the manufacturing diversity of KNC, the right products were available to achieve the specified requirements. KNC incorporated products from their two manufacturing facilities in the supply of one complete system.

To increase the stability of the enclosure a NOISEBLOCK™, model STL rigid panel roof was used. These panels were constructed 18 gage solid outer skins and 22 gage perforated inner skin, all material was galvanized steel, Type G90. These panels yielded a solid support for lighting and ventilation equipment as well as block and absorbed noise. A structural steel support system was used in conjunction with a double-track curtain suspension system allowing for complete opening of the large 16'-0" H x 18'-5" L bi-parting walls required by the tongue and groove process. The wall panels were manufactured of model KNC-200BQQ, acoustic barrier wall panels. The panels are constructed of a layer of 2.0 psf, mass-loaded vinyl sandwiched between two layers of 1-inch thick fiberglass quilt faced with aluminized vinyl cloth. The sander process required a window located on the roof for viewing of the sanding process by personnel during operation.

Installation was completed by a local mechanical contractor who had an established, working relationship with KNC’s representative.


The noise levels were reduced. The client continues to contact the local KNC representative when they encounter a noise control need within any of their nationally located facilities. This type of NOISEBLOCK™ system is standard within their organization.


This case study features Kinetics NOISEBLOCK™ model KNC acoustic curtain enclosure with a model STL rigid panel roof

Additional Information

For additional information e-mail industrialsales@kineticsnoise.com

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Acoustic Barrier Wall Acoustic Curtains