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BUDD AUTOMOTIVE SILENCER CAN REDUCE DIESEL ENGINE EXHAUST NOISE MORE THAN 50 PERCENT

 TROY, Mich., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Budd Company announced today that recent tests have shown that its Cowl Silencer, developed for heavy duty equipment by its Canadian unit, Temro of Winnipeg, Canada, can reduce engine exhaust noise by as much as 30 to 35 decibels. By comparison, a truck muffler reduces noise by about 12 to 15 decibels. The Cowl Silencer is an exhaust system component that significantly reduces the exhaust noise of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, air compressors, generators, work boats and bus engines.
 Noise pollution is becoming more of a problem as the country moves toward rebuilding infrastructure -- the roads, bridges and buildings -- of North America. "Many municipalities now have regulations limiting the amount of acceptable noise, and it is imperative that the manufacturers of heavy equipment meet these standards," said company officials.
 "It's a case of the market catching up with the product," officials said. "Manufacturers of industrial and construction equipment are sensitive to noise pollution. They are working hard to hold down the noise, and we're helping."
 The device owes its compact size and efficiency to its unique spiral design. While other silencers and mufflers force exhaust gases through a series of baffles and chambers, the spiral design of the Cowl channels the exhaust through a continuous outward spiral. Some exhaust noise is absorbed by the stainless steel wool that partially lines the spiral walls. Other sound waves are muted as they pass through small holes from one turn of the spiral to another. Noise is also lessened as the remaining sound waves bounce into one another and break down within the multiple turns of the spiral.
 The Budd Company is recognized internationally as a leading supplier to the automotive industry. Headquartered in Troy, Budd produces automobile and truck body components of sheet metal and plastics, wheel and brake products, castings, prototype stampings and chassis frame components. Temro and its sister company, Phillips Temro, Inc., of Eden Prairie, Minn., produce cold-weather starting aids in addition to industrial products. Budd also makes perforated materials, plastic conveyor components and systems.
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 /NOTE: Photo available on request from CONTACT: Paul Sichert Jr. of The Budd Company, 313-643-3520/


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