Features and Benefits
Both types are rigidly constructed in galvanised sheet steel, with a highly absorbent sound attenuating lining between the outer casing and the inner perforated steel lining. The end faces of the silencer do not have threaded holes for fixings, but has a steel spigot for ease of mounting. Melinex lined silencers must be used to prevent grease impregnation into the acoustic media for kitchen extract applications as prescribed in DW/172 HVAC Specification For Kitchen Ventilation Systems. For Melinex insertion losses, please
contact Elta Fans. Silencers can be provided with differing lengths: 300, 600, 900 and 1200mmm.
To determine the sound level of a fan fitted with a silencer, the dynamic insertion loss should be subtracted from the sound power level spectrum (dBW) of the fan. This should be done for the entire octave band mid-frequency spectrum. The fan dBW ratings and silencer attenuation apply equally to in duct applications, with a silencer connected between the fan and the duct system.
Dynamic Insertion Loss
The silencer attenuation is defined as the _dynamic insertion lossî. The values quoted in the tables represent the difference between the sound power level of a fan and silencer combination (dBW) and that of the fan alone (dBW). The dynamic insertion losses shown are the attenuations recorded under ideal working conditions. The achieved attenuation will vary according to the air velocity and flow pattern in the airways. Noise regeneration can occur at higher velocities, especially in EP silencers.
Square / Rectangular Silencers
In highly noise sensitive areas, where the circular silencers cannot achieve the necessary attenuation levels, Elta Fans can design and build optional splitter silencers for greater effect.