Suspended ceiling systems play a key role in the control of the acoustical environment thanks to their acoustic surface core composition. The occupant of a space, be it an office, a classroom, a shop, or any similar environment needs:
- Intelligibility – to hear and to be understood
- Privacy – to not be overheard
- Concentration – to not be disturbed
The optimum acoustic climate will be obtained with the right combination of sound absorption and sound insulation, and can be supplemented by the use of active acoustics.
Econocoust acoustic ceiling tiles facilitate the acoustic functionality of a suspended ceiling by providing a range of tiles with varying NRC values (noise reduction co-efficient) which allow for both absorption and reflection of noise. The higher the NRC the greater the absorption of noise which reduces the overall noise levels and lowers reverberation, creating a more comfortable and productive working environment.
It is however important to understand the requirements of the acoustical space, in order to correctly select the best acoustic tile option. In a lively bar or restaurant more reflectance of noise may be the objective and an NRC of 0.50 may be more suitable.
Features and Benefits include:
- Humidity Resistance up to 95% RH
- Light reflectance up to 90%
- CAC up to 35
- Enviromentally friendly
- Moisture and fire resistant
Fire Performance Classification for Buildings: SANS 428:2012 (10177-5 & 10177-10)
The Econocoust ceiling system as tested did not propagate flaming during the standard SANS 10177-10 test. The material is classified as combustible in terms of SANS 10177-5:2012. The overall classification of the Econocoust ceiling tile range in terms of the SANS specification is therefore: CLASS B/B1/2
There are a number of reasons that high levels of environmental noise are becoming critical. These include increasing population and population density, increasing volumes of road, rail and air traffic and for extended periods, and increased intrusion into commercial and industrially zoned areas.
The effects of excessive noise levels in homes and offices have been widely researched. They include annoyance, anger and frustration, and they have been linked to health problems such as loss of sleep and sleep quality, heart disease, hypertension and psychiatric disorders. For these reasons, designers should carefully consider the products and systems used in houses and commercial office space with regards to their acoustic performance.
Our JUMBO AcousticWALL 63/120/S56 was tested and received an excellent sound rating of 56 RwDB, one of the highest sound ratings in it’s class.
Features and Benefits include:-
- 56 RwDB sound rating
- 120 min fire rating
- Excellent sound absorption (controlling reflection)
- Control of reverberation time
- A smooth finished surface provided by recessed edges
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