The heat-related ailments that are caused by exposures to machines and vehicles are beginning to rise as discoveries increase.
Thermal acoustic insulation may be invisible to machine operators and drivers, but once a product design fails to account for heat and noise by failing to insulate the users from noise and heat are by extension putting both the equipment and personnel at risk.
Whether as heat insulation or cooling insulation, thermal acoustic insulation provides excellent thermo-hygrometer leading to the achievement of high comfort wherever it is used. Not to mention that they meet technical standards and are ideal for any building type – residential homes and offices alike.
There are two major reasons you need thermal acoustic insulation:
There is a lot of machinery that run loud and hot. Take, big diesel engines, for instance, their high level of noise and heat can violate occupational safety standards; make driving uncomfortable or even unsafe for use in almost every location. At a factory site, the noise could be the reason ‘someone is not thinking straight’ and at home, the reason someone is not getting quality sleep.
Studies have shown that hearing loss is not part of a natural aging process although roughly 25% of all Americans that are older than 65 years are suffering from it. What this study suggests is that hearing loss in these adults is caused by wearing out of the auditory system by exposure to unnecessary noise over their lifetime.
Noise is often caused by air traffic, crowded urban streets, personal stereos, rifles, shotguns or high-powered uninsulated machinery.
Thermal acoustic insulators are here with a solution that only encourages the sanity of our factories and the workers who spend long hours there, but also makes our production sites more visit-able. When used at home, it is the thing that ensures our sleep is noise regulated.
It has recently been discovered that poor testicular temperature regulation is a possible cause of infertility in men and low sperm count. It’s so bad that it has been suggested that driving may be a cause of infertility for men and the statistics are getting worse by the day.
Machinery, vehicles and other mechanical or even digital products may become harmful to the users without proper heat regulation. It is not enough to merely follow an instructional manual for the use of this equipment, it is not even enough to adhere to safety protocols. There is a real challenge with the regulation of heat produced by these machines and this is where thermal acoustic insulation comes in as a necessity for manufacturers.
Heat can also damage sensitive components such as electronics. If machine sensors or onboard GPS systems fail, it can be a great failure on the designers part. So the need for heat regulation not only serves the safety of works, but it also helps the manufacturer keep his business alive through cost savings and equipment life utilization.
How Thermal Insulation Works
Following the second law of thermodynamics, Heat will always move from an area of more heat to an area of less heat. This means that heat will, for instance, move from a hot blow dryer to the relatively cooler hand of the hairdresser.
Thermal insulation as captured in this law is how designers reduce the transfer of heat between objects with different temperatures.
Picking the right Insulation Materials
It’s one thing to understand the need for proper insulation and another thing to pick the right material that your particular machinery needs. What is worth doing is worth doing well, so this is very critical. By choosing the right insulating materials, you can specify materials that meet all of your application’s requirements.
By choosing the right insulating materials, you can specify materials that meet all of your application’s requirements.
Heat can be transferred in a number of ways: by direct contact, which we call ‘conduction’, blown through the air, which we call ‘convection’ and by infrared waves which are called ‘radiation’.
The particular heat transfer method your device or machine uses is relevant to know what you need to insulate it. Engineers need to consider the thermal conductivity of an insulator or simply put, the rate at which they conduct heat before going for any insulation material.
For example, fiberglass is a good choice for reducing heat transfer from conduction and convection. Improvements in fiberglass insulation have seen stronger acoustic insulation by way of highly resilient, inorganic glass fibers bonded by a thermosetting resin for batt insulation. This significantly increases insulation, in addition to being eco-friendly and in consonance with regulatory standards.
The trick in batt insulation is simply to pick out what best works for your design and improve on it till your device emits the least possible amount of heat.
For radiated heat, aluminum foils or Mylar provides a reliable, cost-effective solution.
No matter the form of heat you want to insulate, you have options available. For the increased safety and conduciveness of our manufacturing sites, thermal acoustic insulation is needful.