CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 30, 11 a.m. ET) — Technicon Acoustics has acquired a complete acoustics lab facility with both hemi-anechoic and reverberation chambers with attached transmission receiving rooms.
The expanded lab, in Charlotte, N.C., will allow the company to offer product development and testing, product qualification, and material performance comparison services. Technicon also will use the facility to develop new noise control materials, it said in a news release.
“The space provides fine-tuned scientific measurements of sound, giving us greater accuracy for product development in our sound solutions,” said President Tyler Keeley.
The hemi-anechoic chamber is constructed of sound absorbing wedges that eliminate any sound reflections off the walls and ceiling. The reverberation chamber, constructed of reflective sound materials, will create a diffuse sound field. This allows measurement of random incidence sound absorption, and the capability to test sound power of equipment to the ISO 3741 standard.
A sound transmission receiving room, located below the reverberation chamber, will test sound transmission loss of the acoustical materials tested in the reverberation chamber.