Reduction of acoustic cavitation noise emission with textile materials

Konrad Nering,

Krzysztof Nering


This article presents an examination of the acoustic noise level reduction in piping applications. Hydraulic cavitation is the source of the noise. In order to determine the noise level drop for the insulating material arranged around the pipe – cylindrical geometry – the acoustic spectrum was measured in the range of audible frequencies. Measurements were made for textile materials stacked with varying amounts of layers around the source of noise. There was a decrease in the noise level characteristics for mass law. An empirical formula describing the relative noise reduction for the materials under study was proposed.

Słowa kluczowe: cavitation noise, acoustic insulation, noise emission reduction

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