How PrivaSEE Isolates Sound

By NanaWall Systems, October 31, 2017

Our PrivaSEE system’s claim to fame is its ability to effectively attenuate sound. How does a frameless glass system manage to be so effective at controlling sound isolation, you might ask?

Firstly, PrivaSEE has a 36 STC rating. STC is an acronym for sound transmission class, which is a rating of how effectively a building partition modulates airborne sound. For instance, at 36 STC normal speech is audible but unintelligible and only faintly heard.

PrivaSEE accomplishes this STC mostly through its unique combination of vertical acoustical seals, patented self-activated interlocks, horizontal compression seals, and glass type. This blend of proprietary features provides sound isolation by closing the vertical reveals from top to bottom, thereby making it difficult for sound to travel between panels.

Sound needs a material medium like glass, metal, or air through which to travel. Our acoustical seals create a buffer from air entering any possible gaps. Acoustical seals also help reduce sound transmission, glass-to-glass contact, and have 75% clarity and luminosity.

Our panel interlocks and locking bolts are self-activated by pushing the panels together. The convergence of panels causes the horizontal compression seals and brushes to engage, thereby adding barriers between the floor and head track that keep most exterior sound from permeating the enclosed area and vice versa - allowing for uninterrupted transitions between interior spaces.

Despite its complex engineering, PrivaSEE's features culminate in a system that is, in a word: effortless.

PrivaSEE gives you all the flexibility you want in interior space management and modulates all the sound you don’t.

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