Acoustic Enclosures

In industrial environments, reverberation and reflected noise from machinery can easily exceed statutory limits and cause a serious health risk to production staff. Acoustic enclosures from IAC reduce noise pollution from noisy plant and machinery to meet noise at work and environmental noise regulations. without reducing the efficiency or cleanliness of the plant during normal operations.

IAC’s acoustic enclosures offer the following benefits and key features:


  • Noise reduction from 15dB(A) to 50dB(A)+
  • Vibration isolation, noise-controlled, shock-resistant systems
  • Air inlet drive for combustions (filtered air optional)
  • Exhaust gas removal for combustion engines
  • Indoor or outdoor applications
  • Integration of lighting, ventilation, fire fighting systems, air-conditioning etc
  • Full installation service
  • Modular solutions
  • Easy access for operators and maintenance personnel

Typical Acoustic Enclosure Applications


  • Compressor Enclosures provide a simple and cost effective solution for noise reduction of air compressors
  • Diesel and Gas Generator Enclosures are an effective shield from noise-making generators and machinery
  • Personnel Noise Shelters provide outstanding noise reduction and create a quiet comfortable workspace for staff at the heart of any manufacturing or industrial operation
  • Sliding Acoustic Covers contain noise emissions from industrial plant and allow easy access during maintenance or replacement
  • Soundproof Observation/Control Rooms and Offices provide staff with a quiet working environment and protect them from the risk of hearing damage due to noisy plant and machinery
  • Test Cells protect test engineers from noise emanating from routine production line testing of products and components.

Components of IAC Acoustic Enclosures


  • Sound Absorptive Panels prevent the build-up of noise and reverberation inside buildings. The panels can attach to walls or hang from ceilings as baffles
  • Acoustic Doors contain reduce noise emissions from production areas and prevent noise pollution problems from affecting nearby communities
  • Acoustic Windows allow visual access to monitor production lines and manufacturing processes at a safe distance from noisy machinery and equipment
  • Acoustic Ventilation ensures the noise source can be cooled and fed air for consistent operation, we offer a combination of louvre and attenuator products

IAC screens and enclosures are available in a wide range of standard finishes and colours, including;

  • Galvanised steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminium
  • Polyester powder coating (PPC)
  • Vinyl coated steel
  • Syntha Pulvin

Acoustic Canopy

IAC have supplied many different types of bespoke canopies for both internal and external locations and for many different types of plant and machinery including transformers, compressors, gas turbines, diesel generators, test rigs and many others, all of which require various types of heating and cooling ventilation systems.

Our design is such that canopies are simply lifted and lowered over the noise source limiting site works and usually negating the need for any site modifications.  Our canopies are supplied factory assembled and finish painted, acoustic doors, access hatches and removable sections are all pre-designed and incorporated at factory build stage prior to shipment.

Acoustic Enclosure Design Options

Our sister company Hodgson Acoustics has recently taken an in depth look at a number of different acoustic enclosure and canopy types for a range of industrial equipment including close-fitting machinery enclosure systems.  You can read more about noise control enclosures and acoustic package solutions for industrial OEMs here.


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