Vibration control check list: 10 principles for avoiding noise

Vibration control check list: 10 principles for avoiding noise

Sounds from plumbing fixtures or running air conditioning systems – noise can occur in many areas of a building. Living rooms and bedrooms, children's rooms, work areas/offices, classrooms and seminar rooms are considered to be particularly vulnerable areas
 
Sound protection is at its most effective when it is precisely adapted to the given conditions as part of the planning phase. To make sure that installations are low-noise, there are some basic principles that should be taken into account during the planning phase:
  1. Planning acoustically favourable floor plans and avoiding fastening piping, sanitary fixtures and units on partitions to quiet living spaces. 
  2. Rigid connections to floors, walls and ceilings should only be made with appropriate vibration absorbing elements in place. 
  3. Using low-noise fittings: Identification with noise class I (DIN 52218). 
  4. Dimensioning pipes sizes correctly to avoid excessively high flow velocities.
  5. Installing pressure regulators is useful for high line pressures (> 5 bar).
  6. Correctly dimensioning and venting waste water lines to prevent gurgling noises.
  7. And avoiding freely routed waste water lines in vulnerable areas.
  8. Lining shafts with mineral wool (min. 30 mm) and sealing installation shafts to avoid joints.
  9. Avoiding 90 ° bends in downspouts, and avoiding locating pipe clamps in collision zones where possible.
  10. Always fastening ventilation units, pumps, and refrigeration systems in a manner that ensures vibration absorption.
 
Reliable protection against subsequent complaints and lawsuits can be achieved only through precise planning and use of professional, certified soundproofing solutions. This is because subsequent “corrections” will often result not only in unsatisfactory solutions but also enormous extra costs .
 

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Planning and implementation principles

Planning and implementation principles

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