About Advanced Noise Solutions
Advanced Noise Solutions is a specialist noise control / noise
reduction company based in St Albans, Hertfordshire (Herts), England,
UK. We provide noise control services and solutions to a wide range
of industrial (and other) companies throughout the UK.
The company was founded by a professional Mechanical Engineer (with
a 2.1 degree from Bath University, UK), who specialised in noise
reduction during his degree course. He has focused all the training
and expertise he gained as an engineer on solving noise problems.
The result is a specialist noise control company that provides a
range of engineering solutions, many of which use advanced technology
to suppress the noise generating mechanisms at source. This engineering,
"at source" type of solution provides major benefits
over common solutions. These include:
||large cost savings
||avoiding access restrictions.
This contrasts with common solutions such as acoustic enclosures
and hoods which, by restricting access, can slow down operators
and reduce productivity.
The combination of the training and knowledge of a professional
Mechanical Engineer with specialist noise control expertise, is
unusual. Most people in the noise reduction industry are not engineers.
Consequently, engineering solutions are not widely available. One
reason is that it often requires the specialist knowledge of a Mechanical
Engineer to develop this type of solution. Another is that it is
often difficult to diagnose the major noise sources within a machine
or production line, and a noise engineer often needs considerable
expertise and experience to be able to do this. A noise engineer
cannot design a solution that suppresses the noise at source until
he has accurately determined the main noise sources !
Example: if you do not know what generates most of the noise within
a machine, your only option, often, is to enclose the whole machine.
But, if a noise reduction engineer works out that most of the noise
is generated by the intake of the extract fan, this provides you
with another option - that of fitting a silencer to the fan instead.
So, this gives you two options from which to choose:-
Solution 1: Acoustic enclosure:
Cost typically £6000 - £10,000 per machine, depending
on size of machine. Restricts access for operation and maintenance.
Solution 2: Silencer for fan:
Purchase cost about £100 per machine. Can often be installed
by Customers' own fitters at very low cost. No access restrictions.
This simple example shows the large cost and other benefits achievable
by using a noise engineer who has extensive experience and expertise
in diagnosing noise sources. But, accurate diagnosis is only the
first step. The 2nd is for the engineer to develop a solution that
is practical and achieves high noise reduction, coupled with low
cost, high durability, operational acceptability, etc. This requires
the engineer to have considerable expertise and experience of fundamental
noise reduction techniques, different noise control materials &
products and industrial manufacturing processes, together with original
thinking on ways of suppressing, or breaking up, the noise generating
Advanced Noise Solutions combines all these elements in a single
company. The result has been described by one satisfied customer,
a major UK company, as:
"the best noise reduction
solutions I've seen. In a different league."
For more information on our noise control solutions and other services,
please see the other pages on this web site. To obtain our brochure,
a quotation, or if you'd like us to contact you to discuss how we
can help your company, please contact a specialist
noise reduction engineer.
For details of our consultancy service, click on Noise Consultant.
Advanced Noise Solutions Ltd : 01727 864667