Compressor Noise Control

Compressor are often noisy an effective solution is often required to suppress the noise emitted from them. Compressor noise is usually a nuisance because they are sitting on comparatively lightweight structures. Noise levels in the assembly area did not exceed OSHA guidelines, management was concerned with worker moral and reductions in productivity. This case study report accounts the experience.

Noise Applications

Outdoor sound curtains are used to enclose outdoor chillers, Compressors and hydraulic pumps. They serve as partitions for blower noise and outdoor fence construction. The panels also control noise from industrial projects like HVAC units. Factories, industrial sites, mining and manufacturing facilities commonly use them to comply with OSHA’s industrial safety noise levels.
Outdoor sound curtains reduce noise from compressors, chillers, generators, pumps, and equipment. The panels are flexible and can be installed on frames, fences, and other types of support. They are seen on the fences of construction sites, by-pass pumps, rooftop barriers, and gas Compressors. The panels are modular and versatile. They are able to withstand prolonged UV exposure, high heat and are reusable.
The best way to Soundproof a Compressor is to use our Sound Curtains Noise Barrier or Outdoor Sound Curtains that are an economical and effective method of reducing noise generated by equipment, pumps, generators or other processes that are outside and are exposed to the elements. This unique composite material combines a sound absorber with a noise barrier into a flexible and versatile panel.
Sound Curtains panels are modular and can be installed on fences, frames, or other support structure. Applications are varied and include construction fencing, roof top barriers, by-pass pumps, gas Compressors and many others.
The best way to soundproof and to reduce any noise from a Compressor regardless of size is to enclose it within a Floor Mounted 4-Sided Soundproofing Acoustic blanket Enclosure. For best results the enclosure should be as large as possible to allow less heat buildup and also to be more effective at reducing the noise output from reaching other areas and acoustically isolating the Compressor to contain structure borne sound being transmitted from where it is mounted.

Depending on the current sound levels of the Compressor and your noise reduction goals, an abatement solution can be determined. In most applications, a soundproofing blanket enclosure will meet your sound reduction needs. This is a two to four-sided soundproofing enclosure with or without a roof. Typically a frame and track is constructed to suspend the soundproofing curtain panels. The soundproofing blankets material is a composite material bonding mass loaded vinyl with an acoustical absorber and faced with a vinyl diamond stitched facing.
Using our Soundproofing Acoustic Blankets to construct a 4-sided noise control solution will significantly reduce sound. The noise reduction to be expected is a range of 20 to 40 decibels. The better the construction, the weight of blankets, and the amount of soundproofing acoustic blankets used (the surface area) all factor into your sound reduction numbers. Ensuring all corners and edges are tight and that there are no gaps is a major factor. The size of the blankets in which the amount of surface area that is available to dissipate and contain the noise is the other major factor.
Reducing noise by 20 to 40 decibels with this cost-effective, durable material is one of the best ways to solve noise control issues in commercial, facility & industrial markets

four-sided enclosure with roof and silenced ventilation

two-sided enclosure using sound curtain panels

ASTM E-90 & E 413                                        Sound Transmission Loss


Product 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 STC
ANC-25 12 16 27 40 44 43 29

ASTM C 423                                                   Sound Absorption Data


Product 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 NRC
ANC-25 .19 .99 .96 .80 .57 .33 .85

All Noise Control providing a proven engineered solution for air Compressor noise, with a sound curtain enclosure with sound curtain panels fabricated to meet your noise application needs.

  • Sound reduction of 12 – 18 dBA
  • Silenced passive or forced air ventilation available
  • Easy access to the equipment
  • Enclosure easily installed and moved with equipment
  • Class A (or 1) flammability rated per ASTM E84

Air Compressor Case Study

Noise Problem:

Noise bothering from the neighbor’s pool pump, generator, never-ending construction, or the noisy restaurant.

Noise Control Solution:

Noise control USA outdoor model (model#) sound curtains are an outdoor noise barrier that absorbs and blocks bothering sound. These curtains can be a temporary or even a permanent solution
Materials for outdoor noise reduction include:

  • Vinyl Sound Barrier
  • Sound or Acoustic Blankets
  • OEM products

Unwanted sound like from jackhammers, bulldozers, pile drivers, welding pieces of equipment, Compressors, and more are blocked with our sound blanket fence.
To help mitigate noise for all surrounding the construction site, architects and engineers have started specializing in noise control! Also, the OSHA has released documentation on noise and sound control on construction sites.
A sound blanket fence is usually installed before excavation; typically a perimeter fence is installed surrounding the construction site for safety our sound blocking blanket can be directly attached to your existing fence, these panels are modular, come with grommets and are as easy to install as they are to remove. This is the most efficient action you may take to prevent complaints of close-by neighbors and residents about construction site noise.
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Acoustical Enclosure Data:

Acoustic Blankets 3 Part Specs
ANC-AB110-EXT-N 2″
ANC-AB110-EXT-R 2″
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