Under some conditions, a high partition system that extends from a floor to the ceiling is desirable to control the noise in a company environment. There are certain conditions that need to be addressed before investing in this partition system.
One issue is fire safety. A tall system that blocks the exit signs, fire extinguishers, sprinkler system or audible alarm noise might be deemed unsafe by the area fire marshall. This may require its removal or modification to meet the area fire codes, per the Fire Marshalls demands.
One assumption that is dangerous, is convinced that you understand your ceiling height. You may think that you understand the ceiling height, but a cautious measurement is required. Ceilings have a tendency to sag in unsupported areas, and could vary by an inch or maybe more in several places. It is essential to gauge the distance from a floor to the ceiling, wheresoever the panels will meet up with the ceiling, to make sure that the panels will fit. In cases where you have a typical “drop ceiling” the height could be adjusted upward, by twisting the support wires holding the ceiling framework. In the case of a good ceiling, there isn’t this option. The panels must certanly be slightly shorter compared to the ceiling height, or they will not fit.
Then there’s the issue of air flow. Office environments will usually have some type of ventilation supplied by the air conditioner or heater, or maybe just windows. Enclosing a proposed office using a floor to ceiling partition system could impede the airflow compared to that section and require venting. Venting through low and high vents can accommodate some minor degree of convection divisoria piso teto. As heat rises, it could flow out of the propose office through the high vents and thus produce a slightly lower air pressure at the bottom, where cooler air can flow in to the proposed office through the reduced vent. A qualified panel manufacturer should be able to give you the vents, built in to the panel system to accommodate airflow into each office.
Lighting is another concern. Panel systems are normally opaque, so they block light. If a company has its lighting then the thing is mostly solved. However, if your propose office does not have lighting, then some type of window arrangement built in to the panel system would be needed to offer some light in that office. It’s advisable to take advantage of natural lighting that comes through skylights, or windows facing outside. In case a partition system has generated in windows in strategic locations that accommodate the use of outside natural lighting, then this can reduce amount of time where in fact the electric lights are switched on during the day, thus reducing your energy consumption.
One justification that tall partition systems are employed would be to supremely control the noise. Short panel systems aren’t so capable of this, as sound travels as a “wave”, and simply covers the top of the panel systems and travels through the office, until absorbed by soft treatments, such as for instance carpet, drapes, and other absorbing structures. However, sound waves can transfer through a panel system too. The materials used inside a panel is of concern to those seeking maximum noise reduction. Think about this: Sound travels most efficiently through dense, hard mediums. Thus, sound travels better (and faster) through water, than air. Hard mediums can transfer sound better than soft mediums. Another exemplory case of this really is considering ballistic plastics. A glass surface is hardly bullet resistant because it is hard, and brittle. It cannot withstand the kinetic energy of a bullet, since it cannot flex enough to absorb the vitality without breaking. Polycarbonate is a form of clear flexible plastic. Polycarbonate is more bullet resistant than glass, because it is more flexible, and can absorb the impact bette, without breaking. For that matter, Kevlar fabric is bullet resistant largely because of it’s mixture of great flexibility and high tensile strength.Read More