Acoustic Ceiling Baffles

Noise Absorbing Ceiling Baffles

Sound Absorbing Ceiling Baffles

In large work areas or public spaces, loud noises can be unbearable and a TURN-OFF for employees or visitors. Eventually, the sound waves will reflect onto the hard building materials (such as the ceiling structure, walls, and flooring) and create an unpleasant noisy environment for everyone in the room. Sound absorbing ceiling baffles, from AmCraft Industrial Acoustic Wall, will intercept and dampen the sound waves and reduce the overall noise level to create a more comfortable environment.

The acoustic ceiling baffles are soft and flexible, so that they can be hung in a slightly curved position. The benefit of creating this curved surface with the bottom of the baffle, is that once the soundwaves come into contact with the baffle, some of the sound waves are forced to follow the curved line. This means that the sound waves lose more energy than they would if they had followed a straight line.

Additionally, a higher percentage of the noise going through the face of the sound absorbing ceiling baffles will get lost in the soft sound dampening material. A smaller percentage will transmit and reach the space between the acoustic ceiling baffles and the ceiling where the transmitted noise will get trapped.

The sound absorbing ceiling baffles can be spread out throughout your ceiling structure or concentrated above the noisiest areas and adding baffles onto the layout if needed.

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Features of Sound Absorbing Ceiling Baffles

  • Excellent sound absorption
  • 2 ft. wide panels x up to 8 ft. long
  • Includes 3” thick sound-dampening materials (compared to competitors)
  • Custom sizes are available
  • Resists microbial growth
  • Three different sound absorption fabrics are available for the bottom side of the baffles
  • No itch or skin irritation. Fiberglass free
  • All materials are ASTM E-84 Class A Fire Rated
  • Flame retardant (NFPA 701 Certification)
  • AmCrafted in the USA
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Installing Acoustic Ceiling Baffles

In industrial settings, AmCraft’s acoustic ceiling baffles are commonly mounted between two existing trusses or beams using either: Bolts, c-clamps, or tie wraps.
Hanging Acoustic Ceiling Baffles

What if I have a sprinkler system?

Sound absorbing ceiling baffles can be mounted around fire suppression systems, lights, and other ceiling-mounted equipment.
Be sure to hang the ceiling baffles above your sprinkler heads to allow for the full functionality of fire suppression systems. Your local fire authority is the best source for guidelines on how to install sound baffles without disrupting emergency equipment.

How do I know I have enough sound absorbing ceiling baffles?

In general, the more hard surfaces you can cover with sound-absorbing materials, the better. Low frequency and high-decibel levels are the most difficult to absorb. They are audible over longer distances and tend to be more uncomfortable over time. So spaces with low-frequency equipment will need more ceiling baffles.

What is a low frequency? 250 to 500 Hz is considered low.

What is a high decibel level? 110 decibels is considered a very high decibel level.

Creating a checkerboard pattern above your noisiest area is a good starting point. For a higher decibel loss adding more will help.

Instead of adding more ceiling baffles please consider our other type of baffles. A combination of ceiling, corner, hanging, wall, and sound-absorbing baffle/curtains will get you the best results. Please contact our sales team to help to configure the best working scenario for your needs.

Learn more about our additional industrial acoustic baffle options.