perforated metal pan

perforated metal pan, metal pan

perforated metal pan
The exposed finish portion of an acoustical ceiling assembly, in which the metal pan contains and protects a separate pad or layer of sound-absorptive material.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Overhead, perspex rooflights, stained yellow by time and casting a pleasing gold light over the interior, have been screened by perforated metal pans; and an undulating suspended ceiling panel links the higher volume of the atrium with that of the showroom.