Laboratory Testing

Ireland’s largest and only commercial acoustic test chambers

Ventac’s on-site Innovation & Acoustic Laboratories are a vital resource for strengthening the value of our solutions and maintaining our market competitiveness. With over 400 different types of materials tried and tested, our understanding of their acoustic composition and performance, coupled with an experienced team of acoustic engineers allows Ventac to work closely with our customers to deliver the support, performance, and value that they demand on all their projects.

Ventac acoustic laboratories are used for acoustic materials development, vehicle noise testing and building materials acoustic analysis. Ventac can perform the testing required to bring new products and systems to market or can help in designing and specifying acoustic research and development within our test facilities for the Vehicles and Industrial Industries.

Ventac’s on-site Innovation & Acoustic Laboratories are a vital resource for strengthening the value of our solutions and maintaining our market competitiveness. With over 400 different types of materials tried and tested, our understanding of their acoustic composition and performance, coupled with an experienced team of acoustic engineers allows Ventac to work closely with our customers to deliver the support, performance, and value that they demand on all their projects.

Ventac acoustic laboratories are used for acoustic materials development, vehicle noise testing and building materials acoustic analysis. Ventac can perform the testing required to bring new products and systems to market or can help in designing and specifying acoustic research and development within our test facilities for the Vehicles and Industrial Industries.

Contact our Acoustics Team to discuss your acoustic testing and development requirements.

Innovation & Acoustic Laboratories

Chamber
Chamber Type
Size
Chamber 1
Large Reverberation Chamber
Sound absorption, sound power level, and attenuator insertion loss
283m³
Chamber 2
Small Reverberation Chamber
Sound absorption, sound power level, and attenuator insertion loss
149m³
Chamber 3
Vertical Suites
Floor impact testing and intense rainfall noise testing
53m³
Chamber 4
Source Chamber
Airborne Sound Insulation
73m³
Chamber 5
Intensity Chamber
Airborne Sound Insulation
26m³
Chamber 6
Control Room
Control monitoring of all tests
51m³
Chamber 7
Free-Field Testing
In-situ test applications
3.1 Acres
Typical tests conducted include sound transmission, impact sound, sound insulation, absorption, dampening, sound power and pressure, sound intensity and field tests to validate in-situ applications. Acoustic performance measurements are carried out in accordance with the relevant IS EN, ISO, BS, ASTM and relevant building and vehicle industry standards including TFL and PIEK.

Contact us to learn more about our Innovation & Acoustic Laboratories or to learn more about our testing facilities.

Acoustic Camera Technology

Acoustic Camera Technology

State-of-the-art acoustic technologies used for visualizing, identifying and determining the characteristics of noise sources using an array of microphones and camera. The acoustic camera is used for the quick identification of mid to high-frequency noise sources. Live measurements are possible using far-field beamforming and near-field holography measurements for detailed noise analysis of noise radiating from its source. Images can be animated and can record sound for further analysis and to demonstrate the phase or sound wave. Ventac’s acoustic technologies are a powerful educational tool for visualising the path and characteristics of the sound.

The large acoustic camera array is composed of 1024 individual microphones, and a smaller array is handheld and used for measuring smaller sources or cramped environments encountered on vehicles. This approach combines high tech test techniques with hands-on engineering experience to quickly identify and progress and noise control solution.

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Ventac’s Innovation & Acoustic Laboratories are used in the development of material and product solutions for both industrial and vehicle applications.

Ventac’s Innovation & Acoustic Laboratories are used in the development of material and product solutions for both industrial and vehicle applications.

Typical tests conducted include sound transmission, impact sound, sound insulation, absorption, dampening, sound power and pressure, sound intensity and field tests to validate in-situ applications. Acoustic performance measurements are carried out in accordance with the relevant IS EN, ISO, BS and ASTM standards.

Operating as one of the most advanced acoustic laboratories within Europe, Ventac’s acoustic test chambers drive R&D at Ventac for innovative material composites, vehicle kit development and product advancements for a variety of industries.

Working with our customers, Ventac can manufacture the most effective acoustic solution based on the needs of our customers. To ensure our products perform to the highest standards and meet all specific requirements, we can utilise our acoustic laboratories to tailor our solutions properties based on strength, stiffness, toughness, heat resistance, aesthetics, cost, production regulation requirements, ease of installation, acoustic and vibration control demands.

All of our composite solutions are tailor-made for the customer and specifically designed in partnership with their engineering and technical teams to ensure their key problems are being addressed.

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