Sound Pressure Math Made Easy

Oct 28 2021
Sound Pressure Math Made Easy

Pretend for a moment you are Albert Einstein in 1905. You are working diligently on your soon-to-be five famous papers.  Your ideas are about to turn the physics world on its head. In your papers you introduce the world for the first time to light quanta, later to be renamed photons. You propose a mathematical way to determine the size of atoms when their very existence was still in question....

Sabine’s Formula & The Birth of Modern Architectural Acoustics

Oct 28 2021
Sabine’s Formula & The Birth of Modern Architectural Acoustics

Modern Architectural Acoustics’ Founding Father Jump to Sabine’s Formula ↓

Decibel Dropp & Noise Reduction Coefficients For Material Combinations

Oct 28 2021
Decibel Dropp & Noise Reduction Coefficients For Material Combinations

Material manufacturers are required by law to publish Material Safety Data Specification (MSDS) sheets for their products. The MSDS sheet consists of the chemical and physical properties of a particular material like fiberglass or mineral wool. In addition to the MSDS, companies manufacturing materials that target the sound-reduction market often publish sound-reduction coefficients for their...

The Newton-Laplace Equation & Speed of Sound

Oct 28 2021
The Newton-Laplace Equation & Speed of Sound

In order to determine the speed of sound in a particular medium, we need to know the medium’s elastic properties and its density. A medium’s elastic properties determine whether or not the medium will deform or lose its shape due to external forces. Sound travels faster in mediums with high elasticity and minimal deformity – like steel. Sound travels more slowly in less rigid mediums that...

The Doppler Effect Equation & Calculating Frequency Change

Oct 28 2021
The Doppler Effect Equation & Calculating Frequency Change

For a moment, close your eyes and pretend you are standing on a sidewalk and an ambulance is swiftly approaching your position. You listen as the ambulance draws near, and after it passes, the pitch, or frequency, of the siren seems to change.

Calculating OSHA Employee Permissible Exposure Limit for Noise

Jun 19 2021
Calculating OSHA Employee Permissible Exposure Limit for Noise

This article was written by Mike Bannon & Frank Kaputa

Flexible Insulation Blankets

Aug 02 2019
Flexible Insulation Blankets

Traditional stay-in-place thermal insulation for piping and other components is rigid, and if it's partially or fully removed for inspections or maintenance it usually can't be replaced. Insulation that isn't flexible, or rigid insulation, doesn't work for every application. There are some cases where insulation blankets, like Thermaxx Jackets, are a better solution because they can be made...

Choosing Insulation: Is Removable Insulation Right for You?

Jun 22 2019
Choosing Insulation: Is Removable Insulation Right for You?

Before we can talk about whether removable insulation is the correct solution for anyone, it’s worth taking a minute to define it: Removable insulation is a blanket or jacket that can be put on and taken off easily. Often, the blankets use Velcro™, and are as easy to affix as putting on sneakers that have Velcro ties.  In contrast, regular insulation can be put on by professionals, but to take...

INDUSTRIAL INSULATION BLANKETS

Oct 13 2018
INDUSTRIAL INSULATION BLANKETS

What Are Industrial Insulation Blankets?

Food Grade Insulation Blankets

May 02 2018
Food Grade Insulation Blankets

Thermaxx Jackets has worked with many clients who are trying to make their food processing plant more energy efficient, safer, and cleaner (such as Calabro Cheese). The USDA recommends insulating pipes in food processing facilities, providing a layer of protection between the piping and your product. The insulation blankets used should be food grade or food safe. “Food grade” or “food safe”...