American School & University magazine includes news brief on Shannon Acoustic Blankets

Mar 18, 2021 | News Articles


The March 2021 edition of American School & University magazine (see attached) includes a news brief about SUNY Oneonta, an Upstate New York college, applying Shannon LT250A-VP reusable acoustic blankets to a Trane chiller to reduce noise by up to 6 dBA. Shannon and its reseller Altamont, N.Y.-based Technology Plus learned about the acoustic challenge with the chiller located near the Human Ecology Building while helping the college’s facilities team evaluate the use of Shannon reusable insulation blankets for a set of valves located in the campus’ tunnels.

“We recommended the LT250A acoustic blanket,” said Paul Megan, Inside Sales manager for Technology Plus. “Covering a compressor isn’t enough to reduce chiller noise; you also have to carefully design the reusable insulation, so when a maintenance worker takes it off and puts it back on the component, there are no gaps, which cause sound energy to escape. You don’t want maintenance staff struggling to get the blanket to fit – it should be easy, which is where good design and standards come in.”

“The blankets perform well; once Shannon made them and shipped them to us, we installed them ourselves, and they go on and come off easily,” said Terry Zimmer, director of Facilities Operations for SUNY Oneonta. “The sound is noticeably different, since putting the acoustic blankets on.”

You’ll also find the news article in the Representative Recourse Library and the new release for the project here.