Leek Building Products Sound Barrier Pillows are made to close off openings in walls and ceilings. They are used to close off convector covers between offices. Typically drywall partitions are installed to the exterior wall and surrounds the convector cover. In order to keep the sound from traveling from office to office or room to room the convector cover must be tightly-sealed off to prevent the sound from traveling from one office to the adjacent spaces through the convector cover.
Sound Barrier Pillows are made in any size, normally 4” thick, and packed inside the convector cover, they fill the void. The objective is to have no openings within the convector, thus eliminating noise.
Sound Barrier Pillows are made with 4 lb. density mineral wool, acoustical grade, and then heat sealed in a black polyethylene bag, tested in a standard E-84, tunnel test. The Sound Barrier Pillows are Class 25 (A).
Sound Barrier Pillows are made 4” thick as a standard with a standard size of 6” x 6” x 4”. Typically our standard size fits better around the electrical conduits and piping within the convector. Other sizes are available by special order and subject to a leadtime.
Sound Barrier Pillows are used to reduce sound transmission though convectors, the cover should be packed tightly with no voids. Pack the Sound Barrier Pillows around piping and electrical conduit to ensure no voids within the convector cover.
The purpose of Sound Barrier Pillows or Convector pillows is to prevent sound transmission through convector covers room to room. Where a drywall partition intersects the convector cover, the interior of the convector cover must be blocked off. The most efficient way to block sound is to fill the interior of the cover using Convector pillows. The pillows should be shoved into and around pipes and electrical conduit. When pillows are stacked and shoved tightly into the cover the sound cannot travel through the covector cover. The tighter the packing the better the sound results.
Calculating the number of convector pillows needed:
There is no exact formula for figuring the number of convector pillows needed, as every situation and convector cover is different. It depends on how much conduit and piping is in convector cover. This being said this is a thumb rule for figuring:
- If the convector cover is 24” deep (face of convector to outside wall)and 30” high, normally you would need 32 convector pillows @ our standard size of 6”x6”x4”