Industrial sound proofing for a press shop
After a business review, an industrial company making products
for the food industry closed one factory and moved all their power
presses into a warehouse at another factory. They believed that
the industrial warehouse had sufficient sound proofing and that
noise nuisance would not be a problem. However, when the presses
started up on the first night shift, the noise at the nearby houses
was so loud that the company received 20 noise nuisance complaints
within the first 30 minutes alone. The company had to immediately
suspend all night shifts. This caused huge problems for the company
because it meant that they were unable to supply sufficient product
to meet their orders, and it put their business at risk. A noise
reduction solution was urgently needed.
We responded very quickly to the company's plight, and carried
out tests to determine the noise reduction needed and the optimum
solution. It turned out that the material fitted to the interior
of the warehouse was not industrial sound proofing, but a different
material that was providing very little noise reduction. So, we
designed a new industrial sound proofing scheme for the building.
This was highly successful. The new industrial sound proofing reduced
the press noise below the night time background noise level -
a reduction of more than 15 dBA.
This made the building sound proof and enabled the company to immediately
re-start night shifts and carry on their normal business without
causing nuisance or complaint.
The new industrial sound proofing achieved such a large noise reduction
that it made the presses inaudible at the nearest houses, even at
night. It was so successful that, afterwards, a local resident approached
the noise consultant (at night), and asked why he was bothering
to measure the noise when the presses were not running. When the
noise consultant said that they were, he replied "that's incredible!
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