A combination of Thermocoustex Fibre Blankets and Thermocoustex Boards were used on the walls, ceiling voids, below the roof and inside air conditioning ducts to achieve the acoustic requirements of the film studio, as well as comply with the SA10400-XA Energy Efficiency regulations.
Thermocoustex Fibre and Thermocoustex Metro Boards were specified and fitted in both Cape Town International and Kigali International Airports. The main benefits of using the fibre and boards as a combination are the substantial reductions in noise from outside air traffic and weather, together with the excellent sound absorption of “people noise” within the building.
The benefits of using Thermocoustex in churches are: Reduce sound reverberation for the congregation i.e. improved hearing and speech intelligibility. Reduced feedback on stage. Improved thermal insulation of the church in accordance with SANS 10400-XA and SANS 204. Noise reduction from outside sources such as rain, wind, aircrafts, traffic etc.
A combination of ThermocousTex Fibre Blankets and ThermocousTex Boards has been specified and fitted in the roof and ceilings to reduce external noise from rain, wind and traffic and absorb internal noise within the classrooms, hallways and open spaces. Noise reduction within the teaching and learning environments greatly improves learning progression, concentration and reduces stress in both teachers and learners. This results in improved academic performance and creates a more enjoyable environment overall.
As a member of TIASA (Thermal Insulation Association of South Africa), Datlink Insulation and Acoustics is required to re-new existing Fire Tests on their products every five years. This was done recently on ThermocousTex Fibre Blankets and ThermocousTex Boards. Both products maintained their original Fire Rating of “no-flame spread” and were rated with the B/B1/2 rating as before, which conforms to the legislation as set out in the Building Regulations SANS 10400-XA.
Datlink Insulation and Acoustics is proud that our products, ThermocousTex Fibre and Romatherm Insulation, were specified and supplied to two new schools in the Western Cape in March’15. ThermocousTex Fibre was installed over purlin on straining wires and sandwiched up against the steel roof sheet. This contact with the roof sheet prevents drumming of the roof sheet which creates an environment within the school that is not prone to losing teaching days from excessive rain, wind or traffic noise. Further to this drastic noise reduction is the fact that ThermocousTex has excellent insulation properties…
ThermocousTex Fibre Blankets (Foil) were specified and installed over purlins on straining wires in the Bellville Station. This product was specified as it has both excellent acoustic dampening benefits (by preventing the steel roof sheets from vibrating) and excellent thermal insulation properties. These benefits have created an environment within the Train Station that is both thermally controlled and acoustically “calm”…
The Noise Reduction Coefficient (commonly abbreviated NRC) is a scalar representation of the amount of sound energy (acoustic energy) absorbed upon striking a particular surface. 35mmThick ThermocousTex Boards have a NRC Value of 0.85 and are available in white, marble, and black colours, all of which have identical acoustic performance. These boards are ideal for noisy environments where efficient, cost effective sound absorption solutions are required. Examples of applicable noisy environments are recording studios, church’s, airports, train stations, schools, sports centres, auditorium’s, etc.
To reduce the unpleasantly loud and irritating noise reverberation within the most multi purpose school auditoriums, a simple retro fit solution using cost effective ThermoCoustex boards will resolve the problem. In this example, ThermocousTex boards were vertically suspended off steel wires spanning across the underside of the roof, and then clipped onto the wire at equal spacings resulting in vertical fins. These acoustically absorbing boards substantially reduced the reverberation times within the auditorium to acceptable levels…