Accession Number:

ADA148541

Title:

Effect of Sealants of the Sound Absorption Coefficients of Acoustical Friable Insulating Materials.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Nov 83-30 Sep 84,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Acoustical friable insulating materials AFIM, which often in the past contained asbestos, have been used for sound control since the mid 1930s. Because of their widespread use and the ease of fiber dissemination, friable asbestos materials are considered to be the major source of asbestos fiber contamination in the indoor environment. Encapsulation of asbestos materials with a commercial sealant product is one of several methods used to control potential asbestos exposure in rooms. A sealant product that preserves most of the acoustical properties of the material is preferred in this usage. AFIM sample materials were treated with 6 types of sealants and the effects on normally incident absorption coefficients from 100 to 2500 Hz were measured using a fixed, dual-microphone technique. Penetrating type sealants were found to have a less detrimental effect on sound absorption than those of a bridging type. Originator-supplied keywords include Sound absorption coefficients.

Subject Categories:

  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders
  • Acoustics
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE