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The absorptive silencer is the classic dissipative design, obtaining its noise control properties from the basic fact that noise energy is effectively “absorbed” by various types of fibrous packing materials. As sound waves pass through the spaces between the tightly packed, small-diameter fibers of the absorptive material, the resulting viscous friction dissipates the sound energy as small amounts of heat.

Good Silencers for High Noise Frequencies

Absorptive silencers are very effective on high noise frequencies (500-8,000 Hz). At frequencies above and below this range, attenuation performance progressively diminishes. Since noise is absorbed by the packing material, absorptive silencers do not rely on internal baffles, tubes or other restrictive devices to achieve noise reduction. Consequently, absorptive silencers generally employ a “straight-through” or similar internal designs which cause minimal air flow restriction.