Acoustifence® Used to Quiet Noisy Pump at Nation’s Largest Three-Service Public Power Utility

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Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) Division resolved a noise problem at its Sheahan Pumping Station by choosing Acoustifence® next-generation sound abatement fencing material to surround the noises industrial pump station, a solution that worked so well that plans are under way for MLGW to install Acoustifence at other such sites.

As residential communities move closer to public utility installations, noise from generators, pumps, vacuums and other industrial equipment becomes a pressing issue as nearby residents are increasingly exposed to the noise and subsequent impact to quality of life issues it causes.

Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) Division resolved a noise problem at its Sheahan Pumping Station by choosing Acoustifence® next-generation sound abatement fencing material to surround the noisy industrial pump station, a solution that worked so well that plans are under way for MLGW to install Acoustifence at other such sites.

The decision to install Acoustifence at the Sheahan Pumping Station is in keeping with MLGW’s commitment to maintaining a responsible environment for employees and the community.

MLGW has been identified as one of the top 10 performing utilities in the nation for economic development, according to Site Selection magazine. MLGW also made Site Selection's Top 10 list in 2000 and 2001.

A product of the Tampa, Florida-based Acoustiblok Corporation, Acoustifence is a simple and economical first-step noise abatement solution for industrial and residential usage. Acoustifence is a 1/8-inch (3mm) thick material measuring 6-feet high by 30-feet long with black anodized brass eyelets along the top and bottom edge for easy attachment.

Seventy, 125-lb. heavy duty nylon ties are included with each roll. Easily installed on an existing chain link fence, scaffolding or other structure, or removed in less than one hour, entirely impervious to mold, mildew, and UV, Acoustifence is virtually indestructible.

The soundproofing material in Acoustifence is a proprietary formula of the Acoustiblok® Corporation, developed and refined over an eight year period for various applications. Acoustiblok is recognized and sold world-wide, earning product awards from the British House of Commons, as well as industry publications including Builder News Magazine.

Acoustifence has proven performance in highway environments, construction sites, offshore oil rigs and waste-to-energy plants, and can accommodate any height fence or structure by simply overlapping the sections. To store Acoustifence 30-foot sections, simply roll up like carpet into less than a 12-inch diameter.

Independent lab tests of the Acoustifence material show a sound transmission classification (STC) of 28; results will vary greatly relative to surrounding sound-reflective objects such as buildings, structures or trees and the amount of Acoustifence installed.

For more information on Acoustifence, visit our website at http://www.acoustiblok.com, call us at 813-980-1400, or E-mail us at sales(at)acoustiblok(dot)com,

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Liz Ernst
Acoustiblok, Inc.
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