Author Topic: Water chiller soundproofing  (Read 3340 times)

qet77

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Water chiller soundproofing
« on: May 31, 2006, 06:48:50 PM »
I have a Water chiller that has a refrigeration system in it so it needs a lot of air flow, it is used to cool a CO2 laser. It is very loud and I need to be sure that no vibration couples into the experiment through the floor or through the air. I am trying to find a solution to keep the vibrational coupling to a minimum but still allow the large airflow requirements that is needs. So far the ideas that I have come up with is to put it on some pads and maybe build a partial enclosure that covers the front and two sides, but leave the top and back and bottom open for air flow. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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johnbergstromslc

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Re: Water chiller soundproofing
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2006, 02:23:39 AM »
Sounds like you might have to mount the chiller on springs and/or an inertial base.  The size and type of spring depends on the mass of the equipment and the dominant frequency of the chiller.  Consult with a mechanical engineer who specializes in vibration control.  I don't think any kind of 'pads' are gonna do it.  

 

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