If you’ve heard the difference, you know just how powerful our sound-absorptive Noise Barrier Systems really are! But what makes it so effective?
How are noise barriers made?
How Sound Barrier Panels Are Made
Our proprietary barrier panel design, developed exclusively by Sound Fighter® Engineers, is uniquely designed and crafted to provide the world’s most effective absorption technology.
Our barriers are constructed from materials that are water-resistant, rust-proof, non-corrosive, and extremely durable in the harshest outdoor environments!
Since there is absolutely NO metal contained within the panel, the product will hold up to environments containing high-moisture and corrosives, without the need for ongoing painting and maintenance.
Sound Fighter® utilizes high-strength outer panel shell that offers excellent STC performance. Next, premium acoustic absorptive media is inserted to absorb unwanted noise by completely diffusing the sound waves.
The finished panels are independently self-draining and lock securely into place when stacked into the structural framework.
This combination of proprietary design and specially crafted materials makes the Sound Fighter® Absorptive Noise Barrier Systems among the highest performing absorptive barrier walls in the world today.
Engineering & Design
The Sound Fighter® Noise Barrier Concept
Recognizing the need for a high-performance sound barrier system for their new Autobahn, German engineers designed our original LSE® System with the sole objective of absorbing and eliminating the most common frequencies of unwanted sound.
Everything – from the perforation density and shape, to the volume of the acoustical fill material inside the barrier – is precisely engineered to maximize the system’s attenuation performance. And it worked beautifully.
Thankfully, the physics of acoustics do not change with time, and our enhanced barrier designs remain the world’s preeminent absorptive noise barrier designs some four decades later.
Our barriers have been extensively engineered to accommodate a wide range of factors including wind-loads up to 150+ mph and barrier heights to 50 feet.
When necessary, we can have the designs of our noise barriers certified and stamped in any State or location. And when our Customer’s have special or unique challenges on new or retrofit barriers, SFS can custom-engineer our barriers to accommodate their application.
As a result, SFS has the capabilities to deliver an engineered barrier for nearly any application anywhere in the world.
SFS has an in-house design & drafting team that have designed our proprietary noise barriers for some of the most unusual applications imaginable – from a retrofit barrier for an historic highway bridge to a lightweight rooftop enclosure for HVAC equipment.
The cumulative talent and experience of our design & drafting staff is unmatched in the outdoor barrier business.
As a courtesy to our Customers, we provide detailed layout drawings to them during the initial planning stage, giving them a much better feel and understanding of what they’re getting with our sound barrier systems.
UV Stabilization and Color Enhancement are critical to the panel’s longevity and appearance, and SFS uses the best available additives and coatings to ensure the barrier panels will not fade, oxidize, craze, crack or peel – resulting in a noise barrier that will last decades in the harshest outdoor environments.
Manufacturing & Assembly
Sound Fighter® Systems is the sole manufacturer of our Sound Absorptive Noise Barrier Systems. By maintaining control over the entire manufacturing process of our sound barrier walls, SFS ensures the highest levels of quality and consistency that are so crucial for proper attenuation performance and Customer satisfaction
Packing & Shipping
Once the SFS staff reconfirms delivery location and times with the Customer, all of the steel, drawings, noise control materials, sound barrier walls, and related components for a project are carefully loaded onto trucks and sent to the Customer.
Ready to find out more?
Got any questions about how our absorptive panels are made? Want to learn more about the design, tech, materials, and processes behind Sound Fighter Systems? We’d love to take your questions, so send them our way!