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What is Perforated Metal?

10/25/2013 9:28:43 AM | by Anonymous

Perforated Metals

Perforated metal is also known as stamping plates, perforated screen or sheet and is made through the sheet metal and metal stamping manufacturing process. The sheet materials include aluminium stainless steel, titanium, brass, steel and bronze. The perforated materials are very versatile and ranges from lightweight decorative elements to load bearing structural components. Perforated metal also offers unique opportunities to combine strength functionality and beauty.

Perforated metal is also an excellent means of achieving the sustainable design objectives. Some perforated sunscreens and sunshades can provide privacy for building occupants without blocking the view and they can also offer a comfortable level of natural lighting during the daylight hours while deflecting heat to reduce the load on HVAC system. HVAC system is heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology for vehicular and indoor environmental comfort. Perforated cladding, facades and canopies can also be used to help control interior climate and save energy.

These perforated metals can be found in all branches of industry and has an impressive variety of possibility for use such as energy and chemical, in the automotive industry, ventilation for tractor engine or for food processing, wine vat, fish farming, grain dryers and sorting machines.

The perforated materials have many advantages ranging from weight reduction through acoustic noise reduction to heat dissipation. Some other benefits of the perforated materials are the weight reduction, transparency, acoustic performance, anti-skid and radiation containment.

The acoustic performance of the perforated materials can help workers or people to limit health effects from noise such as reduce the sound levels. Studies have show that having buildings using perforated metal sheets in front of their façade can bring in 29 percent energy savings (lighting estimated consumption in one year and HVAC system) and in the second one is 45 percent savings for HVAC (heat, ventilation and air conditioning). Furthermore, it depends on the location of the building such as the intensity of the external sun; the solar irradiation can decrease by 77.9 per cent.

Perforated metal need very limited cleaning and maintenance. They also come with a financial benefit with an environment benefit of not using detergents, water or energy for cleaning. In addition, perforated metals are long lasting and do not need to be replaced for years which can save on financial costs. This also can enable not having to annoy occupiers of the building with work related annoyance like dust or noise.

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