The temporary sound barrier walls are typically installed either along the perimeter of the fracing site or adjacent to the frac trucks. For optimum environmental noise impact reduction, the sound barrier walls are positioned as close as possible to the frac trucks while allowing for access and adequate airflow. Our STC-25 rated sound wall panels typically reduce equipment noise levels 15 to 22 dBA on the sides of the equipment where the wall is installed. All temporary fracing sound control walls are pre-engineered to meet or exceed IBC wind and seismic loading requirements.
The ENC sound wall panel system is constructed with 8 foot high by 20 foot long steel frames with 8 foot high by 20 foot long STC-25 acoustical blankets mounted on each frame. Each blanket panel has a 1 foot wide sealing flap on the bottom and on one side to provide acoustical sealing with the adjacent panels when installed.
The acoustical panels can be installed one panel high (8′ high), two panels high (16′ high), three panels high (24′ high), or four panels high (32’ high) and affixed to steel support poles or I-beams installed on 10 foot centers. The acoustical panels are connected to the vertical support structures with connectors that allow quick installation and removal. Where site conditions do not allow for auguring of structural support, ENC offers a “K” rail supported temporary sound control wall system.
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