International Maritime Organization IMO Compliant Fireproof Soundproofing Facing

Megasorber P

Acoustic Polyester Panel with
Fireproof Sound-Absorbing Facing

 

Features

sound absorbing polyester wool with fireproof acoustic facing in four colours

liquid repellent acoustic facing
Fluid-repellent
Soundmesh® G8 facing

Megasorber P is a sound absorption material consisting of a patented acoustically tuned fireproof sound absorbing facing Megasorber Soundmesh® G8 (U.S. Patent No. 8167085, Canada Patent No. 2674986, Australia Patent No. 2009206197) and environmentally-friendly acoustic polyester-wool.

The diagram below shows how Soundmesh G8 allows the noise through, breaks down the sound waves into little components and traps the noise inside where it is absorbed by Megasorber's acoustic polyester panel.

The Unique Sound Absorption Mechanism of Megasorber P

Sound Absorption Mechanism of Soundmesh G8 with Soundproofing Foam Panel
The Soundmesh G8 facing allows the noise through, breaks down the sound waves into little components and traps the noise inside where it is absorbed by Megasorber's acoustic foam panel.

 

Megasorber P has BCA (Building Code of Australia) Group 2 Classification with Average Specific Extinction Area less than 250 m2/kg. It complies with IMO Resolution A653(16) requirements.

The unique facing material, Soundmesh® G8, has BS 476 Part 4 "Non-combustible" classification, BCA Group 1 Fire Classification and ISO 5660 Group 1 Fire Classification. It complies with IMO Resolution A653(16) requirements. It has high temperature resistance up to 550°C.

See how the Soundmesh G8 acoustic facing blocks out fire:

Traditional fireproof faced materials and sound reflecting film facings (such as aluminium foil, mylar film and polyurethane film) have little or zero acoustic properties and block noise from being absorbed by the underlying polyester. In contrast, Soundmesh G8 has been engineered and tuned to maximise the sound absorption. As a result, Megasorber P provides exceptional high sound absorption at low to mid frequencies.

Megasorber P has high durability in hot and humid conditions (long service life). It provides excellent thermal insulation. It has a protective, tough and durable surface. The built-in fluid / water repellent property of Soundmesh G8 provides for easy cleaning and maintenance of the facing and makes it suitable for outdoor applications.

 

Note: A non fluid /water-repellent G8 facing option is also available.

Standard facing colours: white (WH), black (BK), grey (GR) and sandstone (SS). Soundmesh G8 can be colour-matched to any specific colour, however, minimum order quantity will apply.

 

Key features

Australian Made and Owned Acoustic Panel
  • Fireproof / fire resistant facing
  • BCA Group 2 Classification with Average Specific Extinction Area less than 250 m2 /kg
  • IMO Resolution A653(16) compliant
  • Designed for maximum noise absorption at low to mid frequencies
  • Tough, durable and (optional) water-repellent facing
  • Environmentally friendly with 100% recyclable acoustic polyester wool
  • Long service life i.e., will not deteriorate when exposed to hot and humid conditions

Benefits

  • Fire resistant facing to reduce potential fire hazards
  • Suitable for all buildings under BCA fire requirements for wall and ceiling linings
  • Maximum noise reduction, especially at low to mid frequencies
  • Non hazardous, safe to handle
  • Easy to install, i.e., low installation costs
  • Low maintenance costs

Soundproofing Installation: See how easily Megasorber P25 and P100 acoustic panels are installed with our A200 adhesive directly onto a concrete soffit

Architectural Applications

Reverberation or echo noise reduction for:

  • Commercial and office buildings
  • Call centres
  • Music rooms, recording studios, home theatres
  • Sport stadiums, multipurpose halls, school halls
  • Indoor swimming pools, and other applications.

Case Studies of Projects Using Megasorber P

Soundproofing for
Melbourne Airport T4 Terminal

Sound Proofing Terminal Building Ceiling Melbourne
Melbourne Airport's new T4 terminal building

Megasorber's acoustic panels provide attractive and effective soundproofing for Melbourne Airport T4 terminal's ceiling€a concrete soffit with galvanised steel panels. READ MORE >>
Soundproofing for
South East Water HQ

Soundproofing Corporate HQ Ceiling
South East Water's new, state of the art HQ building

The new corporate headquarters has total ceiling area of over 7,500m2. Megasorber supplied our aesthetically pleasing white acoustic panels which were easily installed directly onto the ceiling concrete soffit. READ MORE >>
ABC TV Studio
Office & Foyer Ceiling

Soundproofing Office Foyer Ceiling
The finished ceiling

Attractive, fireproof soundproof panels were required for a recording studio office and foyer. A timber batten trim finish provided an appealing ceiling finish. READ MORE >>
 
Echol Noise Reduction for
ABC TV Recording Studios

Soundproofing Recording Studios
The installed soundproof panels

Our acoustic engineers calculated the acoustic response needed for the recording studios and provided the soundproof panels to meet these stringent requirements. READ MORE >>
Soundproofing for
BMW Showroom Offices

Showroom Office Noise Soundproofing Printed Image
Printed image on acoustic panel

Images were printed on soundproofing panels and hung on the walls as an innovative and aesthesticlly pleasing soundproofing solution. READ MORE >>
Kangan TAFE
Sound Proofing for Kangan TAFE
Aesthetic acoustic panels

The soundproof panels were required to be cut to specification for a square span pattern, and the bulkhead design on the walls needed to match the ceiling pattern. READ MORE >>
Soundproofing for
RMIT TV Recording Studios

TV Recording Studios Soundproofing
RMIT University's TV Recording Studio

A random mix of 25mm and 50mm acoustic panels in black, white and grey were used to create an amazing 3D effects on both walls and ceiling of RMIT University's TV Recording Studios. READ MORE >>
Church Hall Ceiling
Soundproofing Hall Ceiling
The finished ceiling

Attractive, fireproof soundproof panels that could easily be cut and installed for an architecturally designed ceiling were required for a church hall. READ MORE >>
Broadmeadows Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre Soundproofing
Soundproofing panels installed on ceiling

Aesthetic soundproofing panels to absorb reverberation noise were required for a leisure centre. The acoustic panels also had to be suitable for swimming pool conditions and be cost effective to install. READ MORE >>
Airport Terminal Bus Bay
Soundproofing Airport Terminal Bus Bay Ceiling
The soundproofed bus bay ceiling

The ceiling of Melbourne Airport T4 terminal bus bay required soundproofing to reduce the noise in the hectic area. READ MORE >>

 
Meeting Room
Sound Proofing for Renzo Tonin
Acoustic panels attached to
exposed concrete soffit


Acoustic Consultants Renzo Tonin & Associates hired Megasorber to install soundproofing panels to exposed concrete soffit in a meeting room to reduce the noise reverberation. READ MORE >>
Soundproofing for
7's Restaurant Revolution

Soundproofing 7's Restaurant Revolution
Soundproofing panels installed on
restaurant ceiling and walls


Megasorber provided a soundproofing solution for the noisy shipping containers used as restaurants in Channel Seven's Restaurant Revolution to ensure the customers' dining experience was enjoyable and the filming crew had studio-quality acoustic conditions. READ MORE >>
Community Bank Stadium
Soundproofing Community Bank Stadium
Absorbing the reverberation for
a multi-purpose hall


The acoustics of the multi-purpose hall needed improving to enhance speech clarity when used as a performance hall without muffling the exciting atmosphere when used as sport stadium. READ MORE >>

 

School Multi-Purpose Hall Noise Reduction

Megasorber P50WR-WH used in St Mary's Multi-purpose Hall (ceiling & wall):

hall echo noise reduction

Megasorber P100BK used in the ceiling of a school mulit-purpose hall:

acoustic polyest wool used to reduce noise in school hall

I have been so impressed with the Megasorber P100BK that I used in the West Launceston Primary School multi-purpose hall. I am currently doing a function centre and would like to use it again.
—Todd Henderson, Birrelli Architecture, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

 

Noise Reduction in Museum

Megasorber P50BK used in the Museum of Brisbane:

Megasorber P used in the Museum of Brisbane

 

Noise Reduction in University Building

Megasorber P100BK(Black) used in Queensland University Advanced Engineering Building (ceiling):

echo noise reduction in buildings

Noise Reduction in School Music Room

Megasorber P50WH used to line the walls and ceiling of a school music room:

Megasorber P used in a school music room

This product has transformed the noise music room into an anechoic chamber. We can hear our conversation so clearly now.
—St Kevin's Junior College, Toorak, Melbourne, Australia

Engineering Applications

High efficiency sound absorbing material for noise reduction in:

  • Industrial buildings, such as factories, pump rooms, control rooms, dyno rooms
  • Plant rooms, fan rooms, compressor rooms, generator rooms
  • Generator enclosures.

Case Studies of Projects Using Megasorber P

Echol Noise Reduction for
ABC TV Recording Studios

Soundproofing Recording Studios
The installed soundproof panels

Our acoustic engineers calculated the acoustic response needed for the recording studios and provided the soundproof panels to meet these stringent requirements. READ MORE >>
Soundproofing for a
Brewery Plant Room

Installation of Soundproofing at Manufacturing Plant
Installation of soundproof panels
onto ceiling


The consultants and the owner of a brewery plant had set a high standard for any noise insulation materials to be used in their state-of-art manufacturing plant. READ MORE >>
Soundproofing for a
High Rise Building Plant Room

High Rise Plant Room after soundproofing installation
Megasorber soundproof materials applied to concrete walls and metal ducts

Noise from the cold water pump room with an air conditioning duct on level 40 and the hot water pump room with boilers on level 41 were heard throughout levels 39-42 in a high rise apartment building. READ MORE >>
Soundproofing for
Turret Punch Press Machine

Machine Noise Reduction Semi-Enclosure
A soundproofing semi-enclosure was built around the machine

A turret machine generated an unacceptable noise level that carried into the office environment and made communications in the factory difficult. Megasorber designed a soundproofing semi-enclosure around the machine which reduced the noise to a moderate background sound. READ MORE >>
Soundproofing for
Transformers

Transformer Noise Reduction
Transformer generating low frequency humming noise

Residents complained about the humming noise from nearby transformers. Megasorber provided a solution for the power company to reduce this noise and comply with environmental noise regulations. READ MORE >>
Soundproofing for
Chisholm TAFE Dyno Room

Dyno Room Soundproofing for Chisholm TAFE
Soundproofing panels installed in TAFE Dyno room

The Dyno room generated high noise level causing compliants from those in the nearby buildings. Megasorber provided a soundproofing solution. READ MORE >>

 

Chiller Room Noise Reduction

Megasorber P50BK used in a chiller room:

Megasorber P used for chiller rooms

 

Compressor House Noise Reduction

Megaosrber P100GR was used to line all the walls and ceiling of the compressor house of Orica Building, Kooragang Island:

noise reduction for plant house

 

Compressor Room Noise Reduction

Megasorber P50GR used to line all walls and the ceiling in a compressor room with a very noisy compressor:

Megasorber P used in a compressor room

We are very pleased with the product. It not only reduces the noise dramatically, it looks fantastic.
—Joss Group, Albury, Victoria, Australia.

 

Genset Room Noise Reduction

Megasorber P50BK used to line the walls and ceiling in this generator room in Melbourne:

Megasorber P used for genset rooms

This product is great. It used to take us weeks to install the glasswool and perforated metal sheets. Now we can walk out of the site just in a couple of days!
—Power System Australia Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Noise Reduction for Genset Enclosures

Megasorber P100BK used to line genset enclosures:

soundproofing for genset enclosures

Tech Specs

Sound Absorption of Megasorber P Series Products
(Tested to AS ISO 354-2006 Acoustics:
Measurement of sound absorption in a reverberation room)

Megasorber P Range (P25, P50 P100) Sound Absorption Coefficient

Flammability

Soundmesh G8 together with thermally bonded acoustic polyester-wool:

AS / NZS 3837: Method of Test for Heat and Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter (AWTA Test Report No. 7-570747-CV):

BCA Classification Average Heat
Release Rate
Average Specific
Extinction Area
Group 2 32.2 kW/m2 185.8 m2/kg

AS1530.3.1989: Early Fire Hazard Properties: Simultaneous Determination of Ignitability, Flame Propagation, Heat Release:

Ignitability Spread of Flame Heat Evolved Smoke Developed
0 0 0 2

IMO Compliant: IMO Resolution A.653(16) AS Amended By IMO Resolution MSC 61(67): Annex1:Part 5 (Exova Warrington Fire Test Report No. 306684).

 

Standard Product Range

Standard Product Nominal
Thickness
Trimmed Sheet Size
Megasorber P25BK* 25mm 1.2m x 2.4m
Megasorber P50BK* 50mm 1.2m x 2.4m
Megasorber P100BK* 100mm 1.2m x 2.4m

*Colour code: “BK” = Black; “WH” = White; “SS” = Sandstone and “GR" = Grey.
Standard colours are Black and White. Other colours are available, however MOQ (minium order quantity) applies.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for the latest version. "Fireproof", "Non-flammable", "Non-combustible" means the product has successfully passed AS/NZS 3837, IS0 5660-1, ASTM E1354 Group 1 fire rating (AWTA test report No. 7-566397-CV). Patented Soundmesh G8 (U.S. Patent No. 8167085, Canada Patent No. 2674986, Australia Patent No. 2009206197). The data listed in this data sheet are typical or average values based on tests conducted by independent laboratories or by the manufacturer. They are indicative only of the results obtained in such tests and should not be considered as guaranteed maximums or minimums. Materials and installation methods must be tested under actual service to determine their suitability for a particular purpose.

Installation Instructions

Important Notice and Disclaimer: These recommendations are for general guidance only. Materials and installation methods must be tested under actual service conditions to determine their suitability for a particular purpose.

1. Keep Sheets Flat

Sheets must be kept flat during the handling and installation process. Bending or folding sheets will create creases on the Soundmesh G8 facing. Once formed, these creases are difficult to remove.

2. Installing Panels - Megasorber Suspended Ceiling System

A Schematic Drawing of Megasorber Suspended Ceiling System
with Megasorber P50WR-WH(GP)

Suspended Ceiling System

 

3. Installing Panels - Concrete slab, plasterboard or Bondor panel ceiling

A Schematic Drawing of Megasorber Acoustic Ceiling System
with Megasorber P50

Acoustic Ceiling System

 

4. Installing Panels onto Walls or Ceilings with Express Finish (with 20mm gap and no trim)

Construction contact adhesive such as Megasorber A200 or Megasorber A100 spray-on contact adhesive is recommended to adhere the product onto the substrate. Photos below show the installation process.

Installing Megasorber P50GR onto Walls:

applying adhesive to acoustic panel
Application of adhesive
installing the sound proofing panel
Installing the panel

Installing Megasorber P50WR-WH onto a Ceiling:
Installing Soundproofing Panels on Ceiling

Installation of Megasorber FG50WR-SS onto the Ceiling and Walls:
Soundproof Panels on Walls and Ceiling

Megasorber FG100WR-SS Installed onto Walls:
soundproof panels edge finish

CAUTION: for large size panels (such as 1.2m x 2.4m) on ceiling or overhead applications, a mechanical fastening system is recommended to provide extra support. The photo below shows the combination of Megasorber A200 or Megasorber A100 spray-on contact adhesive and small screws if needed.

application of adhesive on acoustic panel
Application of adhesive
applying screws to soundproofing panel
Application of small screws
installed soundproof panelling
Installed finish

5. Installing Panels onto Concrete Walls or Ceilings with Concrete Pins

Concrete pins are recommended together with construction contact adhesive such as Megasorber A200 (cartridge) or Megasorber A100 spray-on contact adhesive. A typical mechanical fastening system is shown below:

Power-Actuated Tool
power actuated tool
Pin
pin
P50BK on Ceiling and Wall with Pin
pin

Megasorber P100BK and P100GR Installed onto Concrete Slab Ceiling with Pins:
Soundproof Panels Installed on Concrete Slab Ceiling

 

6. Other Edge Finishes

Plastic, steel or aluminium U channels can be used to cover the edges. The photos below show examples of different finishes.

Shadow line with aluminium plate and trim:
acoustic panelling edge finish

With aluminium channel finish:
acoustic panelling with aluminium channel finish

 

Fireproof Tape for Installation of Soundproofing PanelsAlternatively, a matching Soundmesh G8 tape can be used to seal the edges and joins. The standard Soundmesh G8 tape colours available are: Black (BK), White (WH), Grey (GR) and Sandstone (SS).

Recommendations for applying the Soundmesh G8 tape are:

  • The substrate surface must be flat, dry, free of oil, dust, grease and other contaminants.
  • Soundmesh G8 tape must be firmly pressed against the substrate upon application to ensure the adhesive has full contact with the substrate.
  • The application temperature is recommended to be at least above 10°C.
  • For products with water repellent G8 facing, the G8 tape can be applied with heat and pressure, such as an iron or a hot air-gun plus a pressure roller.

Megasorber P100BK with Soundmesh G8BK-T75 Tape used to Seal Joints
Fireproof Acoustic Tape used to Seal Joins of Panels

 

7. Cutting

The product can be hand-cut by a knife or machine-cut by a bench saw or rotating blade cutter with a fine tooth blade.

Cutting panels by machine

If cutting by hand, we recommend using a sharp Stanley and/or serrated knife.

Cuting Panels by Hand

We recommend wearing gloves during cutting. The Soundmesh G8 facing edges may cut or irritate the skin.

8. Cutting Holes

Use a saw hole cutter or a hole puncher as the drill bit to cut holes through the product. A typical hole puncher and drill bit are shown below:

hole puncher and drill bit

 

9. Recommended Adhesives

Spray Adhesive A100 Soundproofing
Megasorber A100
Fast-Drying, High-Tack
Spray Adhesive
A200 Soundproofing Adhesive
Megasorber A200
High-Tack, High-Temperature Resistant Adhesive
Adhesive Cleaner Sound Proofing
Megasorber AC5
Adhesive Cleaner

Megasorber A100 High-Tack Spray Adhesive

An air-less spray adhesive system designed for installing Megasorber acoustic panels. It is supplied in a canister (17.2kg) or as an aerosol (500ml). The canister has a non-flammable propellant, making it one of the most user friendly and environmentally friendly spray-on adhesives. Estimated coverage: about 120m2 per canister and about 4m2 per aerosol.

Megasorber A200 High-Tack, High Temperature Resistant Adhesive

An odourless and fast curing adhesive. It is free of solvent, isocyanate, PVC and silicones. A200 is supplied in 290ml cartridges and provides excellent bonding for Megasorber acoustic panels. Recommended coverage: about one cartridge per 1.2m x 1.2m panel.

Megasorber AC5 Adhesive Cleaner

Megasorber AC5 Adhesive Cleaner is recommended for adhesive removal and surface cleaning.

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