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Acoustics in Air Conditioning

  • Application Manuals
  • $16
  • Item # ISS-APM001-EN
  • Published Jan 1, 2006

Discusses the fundamentals, i.e. behavior, measurement and control of sound to aid the design of quiet systems.  

Topics include:

  • Definitions
  • Frequency
  • Octave bands
  • Sound power vs. sound pressure
  • Sound ratings (A-weighting, B-weighting, C-weighting, noise criteria - NC, room criteria – RC, sone, phone)
  • Sound measurement methods
  • Equipment sound rating and industry standards (ARI, AMCA, ASHRAE)
  • Source-path-receiver
  • Sound paths
  • Attenuation
  • Transmission loss
  • Regenerated noise
  • Room effect
  • Fan-generated noise
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