QuietFiber, a product of Acoustiblok, Inc. in Tampa, Florida, was installed on the ceiling and walls of the mall’s generator and substation rooms. These rooms house the industrial emergency generators necessary to keep power running in this coastal area of the Caribbean, plagued by frequent power outages.
The Galleria 360’s industrial generators, installed by Santa Domingo-based Edelca, are a staple in this island republic. Carlos Montos, Edelca owner, used QuietFiber on the project after achieving excellent results with QuietFiber on a similar project at the La Sirna Superstore in the eastern coastal town of Higuey, Dominican Republic.
“Even though QuietFiber is not the least expensive product on the market, I keep coming back to it because the results beat all the competitors’
“I’ve been designing and installing these emergency generators for 20 years, and I have never had the results from other noise abatement products that I have with QuietFiber, and now I’m trying to use it everywhere.”
Montos says noise from these industrial generators on which the island has become dependent in order to maintain consistent power is a major problem plaguing businesses and residential property owners when the generators are running. Not only is generator noise bad for business, but its constant drone can cause permanent hearing loss.
“The noise levels are almost unbearable, so you need to have an adequate level of soundproofing in place when they are running,” Montos said. “I always install noise absorbing material wherever I install my generators, and Quiet Fiber is the best soundproofing product we’ve ever used.”
Montos and his crew were able to easily cut the QuietFiber to fit around electric conduits, and secured the material to the walls and ceiling with standard insulation stick pins. Installation of the 18,000 square feet of QuietFiber took his team a few weeks.
The sound deadening qualities of QuietFiber will help to protect the mall’s employees, and streams of tourists and local residents from the high volume industrial noise caused by the generators when they are operating.
Lahnie Johnson, president and founder of Acoustiblok, Inc., says that the application of QuietFiber in the Galleria 360 generator and substation rooms was exactly what was needed for addressing the high decibel, reverberant sound emanating from the concrete walls.
“QuietFiber was designed with this type of environment in mind,” Johnson said. “When you’re addressing solid surface noise issues, which in this case with concrete walls, you need a product with proven maximum sound absorption qualities and temperature capability well beyond fiberglass.”
High sound absorbency QuietFiber is a two-inch thick interior/exterior noise solution that can also be cut to fit and simply hot glued underneath a bar, cabinets, counter tops, tables, chairs, behind a wall tapestry or curtains. Slide a QuietFiber “pillow” on top of cabinets, or anywhere else that reverberant noise and echo is a problem. Easily cut to size with a serrated knife, QuietFiber can be concealed almost anywhere.
Used industrially for reducing noise, QuietFiber is a non-fiberglass material designed to absorb the maximum amount of sound (NRC 1.00). Fireproof, totally hydrophobic (will not absorb water or moisture), washable, non-deteriorating, mold and mildew-proof, Acoustiblok offers a lifetime warranty on this product.
QuietFiber® is used extensively for industrial noise reduction in large diesel generator rooms. It is also the answer to any space in need of a quick noise fix. QuietFiber is easy to install anywhere noise is a problem, without spending thousands of dollars to retrofit sound abatement material under drywall, or cover walls with expensive sound panels.
QuietFiber is UL fire rated for floor, wall and ceiling applications, 100 percent recyclable and 100-percent made in the USA.
For more information on QuietFiber, visit the Acoustiblok website (www.acoustiblok.com)