Industrial Sound Curtains (Noise Cancelling Curtains), Panels & Baffle Systems

If you work in an industry that often works on projects that create a lot of noise—mechanical work, factory production lines, etc.—you’ve probably already looked into what noise-blocking or noise-reduction curtains can offer to your facility. Noise baffle systems are ideal for keeping a loud or noisy project contained, which can be beneficial for members of your staff that aren’t working on that project. There are different levels of sound-insulation available, though, so how can you know what level you need?

Large, Loud Spaces

For large, open spaces that are generally just loud all over, acoustic baffle systems can be helpful for helping to diffuse the sound. These systems reduce the echo and reverberation within a large space, such as an industrial facility or recreational venue. Baffle systems can be ceiling- or wall-mounted, and are effective with mid- to high-frequency noise containment situations. They can be used in conjunction with other sound-reducing systems such as partitions or panels. Wall panels and sound baffles help absorb reflections and acoustic wave “bouncing” which helps to reduce echo and reverberation, making the space more comfortable overall.

Separating One Noise Level from Another

Sound barrier wall panels are larger than acoustic baffle systems and are usually used to separate entire sections of a facility so that sound level is much lower on one side. Industrial grade sound curtains are comprised of a combination of sound wave absorption material, noise barrier membranes, and a durable outer layer. This composition helps block some of the sound from a loud area from “leaking” into another area.  Noise control panels can reduce the transmission of sound—sound that can be harmful to peoples’ hearing, so if you’re looking to separate a loud area, using sound barrier wall panels can be very helpful.

Containing Sound in an Enclosure

If you’re in need of a higher level of sound containment, such as wanting to isolate a job completely to protect the rest of the area from being exposed to the noise, implementing noise control enclosure curtains is what you’ll want to do. These curtains hang from the ceiling, and can use one, two, or three of your existing walls to create the enclosure. Stationary and retractable options are available, which allows you the option of changing how you use your space as your needs change from project to project. Regardless of whether you want to keep noise contained inside or out of the enclosure, these curtains are an ideal way to create separate spaces.

If an area needs to be quieter for a team to work on a project without warehouse noise or other noise pollution distracting them, creating an enclosed space with sound control enclosure curtains can help keep their workspace comfortable and productive. These enclosures may also be installed to surround loud machinery and keep the noise they produce contained to that part of the facility.

For instance, machines like compressors or generators can make a lot of noise and create a lot of vibration in a workspace, so implementing sound-control can allow your staff to work more efficiently and safely, since they won’t be exposed to the loud machinery day in and day out. Sound barrier curtains are also used to be OSHA-compliant for noise level regulations in the workplace. Depending on the level of noise blocking or noise-reducing your space needs, there are a few options available. High noise levels can lead to loss of concentration, accidents, injuries, reduced productivity and long-term hearing loss, so if you’re looking for a way to improve working conditions for your staff, using sound-shielding curtains are an ideal choice.