HVAC Controlling Casing Noise

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Terminal boxes can sometimes be located over noisy areas (corridors, toilet areas or machine equipment rooms), rather than over quiet areas. In quiet areas casing noise can penetrate the suspended ceiling and become objectionable. Enclosures built around the terminal box (such as sheetrock or sheet lead over a glass-fiber blanket wrapped around the box) can reduce the radiated noise to an acceptable level.

However, this method is cumbersome and limits access to the motor and volume controllers in the box. It depends upon field conditions for satisfactory performance, and is expensive. Limiting static pressure in the branch ducts minimizes casing noise. This technique, however, limits the flexibility of terminal box systems. It hardly classifies as a control.

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