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What are HAB Livability Standards?

The ABS Guide for Crew Habitability on Ships was developed with the objective of improving the quality of crew member performance and comfort by improving working and living environments in terms of accommodation area design and ambient environmental qualities. HAB criteria assess six major areas to determine a ship's habitability, including a...

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What is Sound Damping?

Soundproofing and sound damping are two terms that are sometimes confused as the same thing when in reality, sound damping is just one of the ways to reduce noise in an object or room. Soundproofing is a combination of many different means to achieve the goal of reducing sound pressure with respect to a specified sound source and receptor. Or in la...

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