Insulation Innovation Blog

What is NRC and STC?

Posted by Brittney Fells


The two terms Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) and Sound Transmission Class (STC) can be confusing, and both are important to know when choosing soundproofing materials for mechanical piping systems. While one measures the build-up of noise within a space, the other measures the sound transmission between spaces. This blog will cover the difference between the two ratings.

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Topics: Noise Reduction Coefficient, mechanical piping systems, NRC, STC, Noise Control, Sound Transmission Class

Why Choose one MLV (Mass Loaded Vinyl) Over the Other?

Posted by Brittney Fells

There are a variety of noise barriers on the market that meet the physical performance requirements of virtually any acoustical application. In the industrial insulation world, mass loaded vinyl (MLV) is a key acoustical component for mechanical insulation projects. This blog will discuss the different MLV noise barrier products available and what applications they are best for.

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Topics: Noise barrier, Mass loaded vinyl, Noise Control, Sound Transmission, Noise reduction materials

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