Flexshield, Australia’s noise control specialists, are often called upon to provide acoustic screens for soundproofing rooftop chillers and plant decks. To this end we design and supply systems incorporating Noise Barriers, Noise Walls and Acoustic Louvres.
Chillers and plant decks are notoriously noisy as there rarely are any natural barriers to absorb the sound, or nearby walls and fences to block it. They were top of mind when we were writing our eBook: "The 3 Biggest Workplace Noise Mistakes and How to Fix Them".
Chillers, with their tendency to kick in and out, can be particularly loud and disruptive.
Consequently, a lot of thought has to be put into attenuating and remediating noise from these large HVAC units.
Each rooftop acoustic screen project has to be assessed on its own merits.
There is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to rooftop noise barriers; each needs to be specially customised.
For example, a steady tonal noise, even at a low dB level, can be annoying; in fact it can evoke as many complaints as a far louder irregular noise.
Rooftop Acoustic Screens for every application.
That’s where Flexshield’s experience and innovation comes to the fore.
Working from a roof layout plan and plant deck plan, and with access to elevations and an acoustic report (if available), we can design the perfect noise barriers incorporating things such as full steel surrounds, soundproof baffles and acoustic louvres.
A system like this will allow for exceptional noise reduction, yet still allow the chillers, generators, etc to be ventilated and release any built-up heat and fumes.
Our acoustic screens are also designed to facilitate day-to-day operation, and to make maintenance and repairs quicker and easier, with convenient access points.
Be it a new construction or a refurbishment, they are guaranteed to keep all those with a vested interest – architects, acousticians, and project managers – happy; to adhere to WHS legislation; and of course to appease those in neighbouring buildings.
And don't forget to download our interesting and informative resource detailing the 3 most common workplace noise mistakes and, far more importantly, how to overcome them.
For more information on Flexshield’s rooftop acoustic screens – or to arrange a quote on something specific such as a plant deck noise barrier – call the team at Flexshield today on 1300 799 969 (NZ 0800 002 663) or simply click here to contact us.