Written by Brian Bannon & Michael Bannon, co-founders of Thermaxx Jackets Sound has its place in our lives. Can you imagine a quiet police or fire siren? Going to a concert and having to be quiet to hear the music? How about being able to hear crickets when a walk off home run is hit during a postseason baseball game? No! Sound & noise aren't always unwelcome in our lives.
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. You...
Modern Architectural Acoustics’ Founding Father Jump to Sabine’s Formula ↓
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...
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 deform...
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.
Sound Insulation Keeps University Quiet George Washington University installs Thermaxx Jackets on compressors
Sound reduction, also known as sound absorption or sound attenuation, is the act of reducing the general noise pollution in industrial, public and commercial areas. Excess noise can alter the experience and efficiency within an already noisy facility; therefore there are many benefits to reducing noise pollution on the industrial level.
This article was written by Frank Kaputa and Mike Bannon of Thermaxx Jackets
This article was written by Mike Bannon & Frank Kaputa