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Written by Don on Tuesday, 14 January 2014. Posted in Primasonics Blog

Sixty Years of Acoustic Design

This year is the 60th anniversary of the First World War which began on July 28, 1914. No doubt that leading up to this historic date, our daily lives will be full of constant reminders of this horrific war in which more than nine million combatants were killed.

However throughout all the suffering, some positives did emerge – new friendships were made, new loves flourished and the science of acoustics was developed.

World War one was a mixture of old and new fighting techniques. On one hand horses were still widely used and trench warfare was still to the fore. On the other, aircraft became an ever more important tool providing each side with the ability to attack the enemy in its home land.

New equipment had to be developed to warn of the danger of approaching aircraft and this is where the science of acoustics began to play an important role with the development of Acoustic Location Equipment as a means to supplement visual warning of an air attack. Here you can see an early example of detecting the low frequency sound waves emitted from the aircraft engines.

Primasonics International have developed this science of acoustics to a new and exciting level with their range of Acoustic Cleaners which are employed to debond particulate and aid material flow wherever ash, powders or granules are generated, manufactured or stored.



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Faced with a range of material flow and storage problems throughout my career my ambition was to find an affordable innovative and simple solution to prevent material blockages and build up and improve material flow within a wide range of dry process & storage industries.