Noise pollution in the office.
Acoustics, the science concerned with the production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound. The term is derived from the Greek akoustos, meaning "heard."
The following information primarily deals with unwanted sounds in offices.
Sound pollution “noise” in the office is sound that disturbs the occupants thought or work process.
Noise is what we want to keep from disturbing the work process, sound is OK, noise is not.
Noise is reduced in the office by the act of absorption, the placement of items in the office that are designed to absorb sound.
Noise reduction in the office is normally achieved with carpets, curtains, ceiling baffles, wall baffles and screens. Unbacked woven fabric is usually best for these items.
There are five classified classes of sound absorption in the ISO 11654 test. Class A is the highest and Class E is the lowest.
The weighted sound absorption coefficient to ISO 11654 = 1.00, Class A.
At α = 0.00, means that there is no absorption; the entire incident sound is reflected.
At α = 0.50, 50% of the sound energy is absorbed and 50% is reflected.
At α = 1.00, all incident sound is absorbed, Class A.
ECO's products below have all passed the ISO 11654 test and are Class A tested.
B Range products
AWDB wall boards
D Range products
E Range products
The following products are all Class "A"
D Range Desk and floor dividers NRC 1.10
Aluminium frame Class "A" acoustic floor & desktop screens, easy build design to suit your office environment.
Whether you are dividing a work area or creating a more effective acoustic barrier against workplace noise pollution the new D range with Class "A" absorption will deliver a quieter office.
E Range System
Dividers NRC 1.1
The E range of office dividers and desktop partitions offer good acoustic qualities, sturdy construction and an eight year guarantee.
They have good acoustic sound reducing qualities a choice of many fabrics and colours plus the desk divider has an inbuilt pinnable rail as standard.
Smarty Plus desk top divider NRC 1.80
Smarty Plus Desktop Screens have been designed to reduce noise pollution in the office by employing seven layers of acoustic materials, in a 55mm thick screen. All edges are fabric covered to stop noise refraction allowing the fibre board & foam layers to further reduce sound every time the sound passes through the screen.
Jubilee Desk and floor dividers NRC 2.60
Jubilee Floor and Desktop screens have for many years given countless customer the gift of quiet office space.
The Jubilee range has from the outset been designed to absorb sound.
Smart design with an easy linking system plus outstanding Class A acoustics to (NRC 2.60).