Industry Sector: Construction

Acoustic & Thermal Shielding

EMI Seals & Gaskets has engineered acoustic and fire-rated door seals for theaters and opera houses around the world.

Acoustic Shielding

Acoustic shielding, a crucial aspect of architectural design, aims to improve the sound quality within built environments. All building materials have acoustic properties as they can potentially absorb, reflect, or transmit sounds that reach them. The optimal acoustic architectural shielding strategy combines soundproofing and acoustical treatment techniques to create a comfortable and acoustically pleasing environment.

Thermal Shielding

Thermal shielding is a key aspect of building design, focusing on maintaining optimal indoor temperatures and enhancing energy efficiency as well as fire safety. Door seals and gaskets play a pivotal role in fire safety within buildings. These components, often referred to as ‘intumescent seals’, are designed to expand under heat, filling the gaps between the door leaf and frame. This expansion prevents the spread of fire and smoke to other parts of the building. The Building Regulations provide guidance on fire door resistance and smoke leakage across different building types. Where the prevention of smoke leakage is identified, a smoke seal must also be fitted. The materials contained in the seals, such as sodium silicate or graphite, differ between seal manufacturers, and expand at different rates. It’s crucial to use the same type of seals around the door to ensure that the fire door achieves the designated fire resistance levels. Incorrect specification can endanger lives and property in the event of a fire. 

EMI-engineered solutions play a crucial role in Acoustic and Thermal shielding.

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