Performance enhancement study of acoustical privacy screens

  • B.V. Chapnik HGC Engineering, Mississauga, Canada
  • M. Walker HGC Engineering, Mississauga, Canada
Keywords: Acoustic noise, Buildings, Noise abatement, Speech intelligibility, Acoustical privacy screens


Based on the modelled results and both economic and technical considerations, revised element configurations were selected which incorporated a slightly thicker fibreglass layer, in conjuction with a perforated back pan having low percentage, small diameter perforations. Modified prototype screens were tested in an ASTM accredited laboratory, and were found to exhibit NRC values on the order of +0.15 higher than the corresponding benchmark models.
How to Cite
Chapnik B, Walker M. Performance enhancement study of acoustical privacy screens. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1997Sep.1 [cited 2019Sep.21];25(3):20-. Available from:
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada