Materials which are perforated metal are versatile. It can be used as a lightweight decorative element or as a heavy weight structural component in buildings. Perforated metal combines functionality, beauty and strength to a structure. It is also through perforated materials that sustainable design goals are achieved. Perforated sunscreens as well as sunshades provide a sense of privacy for the structure occupants without completely blocking the view. The material will also give natural lighting during the day and at the same time it deflects heat in order to reduce the load that the HVAC system carries. Canopies which are perforated as well as claddings and facades shaped in similar manner are used in order to save energy and control the climate inside the structure.
The following are the different applications of perforated materials:
screening and fencing
stair treads and risers
There are different ways of using perforated products across industries.
In the food processing industry, it is used as follows: for grain dryers, for bee hives, fish farming, silo ventilation, threshing machine screens, hammer mill screens, wine vat, sorting machines (drums and screens), winnowing machine screens and threshing machine screens. Folded and bent perforated sheets are also used as elements in conveyor belts. In the brewing industry, the metal is used as a juice channel for wineries and as fruit and vegetable presses in the food industry.
Manufacturing, mechanical and automotive industry. In these industries, the perforated materials are used as casing, ventilation for engines in tractors, ventilation grid and many more.
Perforated materials are also widely used in the energy and chemical industries.
Benefits of using perforated materials:
improved acoustic performance
effective radiation containment tool
According to studies conducted, the use of perforated metals has helped in reducing the sound levels. Through acoustic performance workers are able to limit the adverse effect of noise on their health.
There are also studies that show the evidence that buildings having perforated metal sheets or plates placed in from of the structure’s façade bring in at least 29 percent of energy. The factors that you need to consider when calculating energy savings are the location of the structure and the solar irradiation.
Another advantage of being equipped with perforated materials is that it needs very limited cleaning and maintenance. It is likewise long lasting and will not need replacement for several years. This will surely save the company some serious financial cost.