We are a specialist industrial noise control company (UK based). We have helped many manufacturing companies to comply with the Control of Noise at Work regulations while saving them several thousand pounds in the process. Such large cost savings have been achieved by reducing machine noise at source using engineering solutions and advanced technology. These specialist noise control techniques cost much less than common industrial noise solutions and are suitable for all types of manufacturer and industry, including food and pharmaceutical companies.
The benefits of solutions that reduce the noise at source are so large that we use this type of sound reduction technique most of the time, and only use more common types of industrial noise control solution such as acoustic enclosure, screen, guard, acoustic hood and wall / ceiling sound absorbing panels as a last resort.
Reducing the noise at source requires a high level of expertise in specialist engineering noise control methods. We have over 35 years' experience of providing this type of solution and expertise. Our 'at source' type of solution has proved so popular and provides such large benefits over other industrial noise reducing equipment and methods, that reducing noise for manufacturing industry represents the majority of our work.
The 5 main benefits of our 'at source' type of noise control solution are:-
1) Low cost
'At source' solutions normally cost much less than other types of industrial noise solution. The savings are particularly large when compared with acoustic enclosures. Companies typically achieve cost savings of about 85% by choosing an 'at source' solution instead of an acoustic enclosure. The savings often amount to several thousand pounds.
Example: A company received a quotation for £130,000 to reduce the noise by fitting acoustic enclosures over an air conveyor system used to transport plastic bottles around the factory. Instead, we used minor engineering modifications to reduce the noise below the 85 dBA target (achieving 6 dBA noise reduction). The cost was only £2,500. So our 'at source' industrial noise control solution saved the company £127,500.
Example: An acoustic enclosure for a draw bench machine drive would have cost £15,000 whereas our advanced technology noise solution cost only £2,300, saving nearly £13,000 (and achieving 5 dBA noise reduction).
Example: It would have cost £20,000 to fit industrial acoustic enclosures to five small presses. Our engineering sound control solution cost only £3000, saving £17,000 (and producing 7 - 11 dBA work-place noise reduction). On large presses, our engineering noise control solutions can provide savings of about £8000 per machine.
2) Machine access
Our 'at source' industrial noise control solutions do not restrict access for operating or maintaining machines because they consist of small engineering modifications. This contrasts with noise reducing hoods, covers and industrial sound control enclosures, which (by covering the machine) can impede workers' access to such an extent that productivity and production output falls.
Often, workers leave enclosure doors, panels or an acoustic hood open to improve access, with the result that the enclosure or hood achieves little or no noise reduction. This means that the company has spent a large amount of money on noise mitigation for little or no benefit.
3) Improved performance
Sometimes, 'at source' industrial sound control solutions improve productivity or machine performance as well as reducing noise at work.
Example: our engineering noise control solution for some vibratory bowl feeders not only achieved a noise reduction of 12 dBA (reducing workplace noise levels from 98 dBA to 86 dBA), but also eliminated the blockages that had been causing frequent machine stoppages. This increased output and enabled each operator to monitor a larger number of machines, so improving productivity.
The industrial noise mitigation equipment normally used in such situations - acoustic enclosure, acoustic hood, acoustic cover - would not have provided these benefits.
'At source' noise mitigation solutions do not reduce visibility like an industrial enclosure or acoustic hood, making it easier and more practical for workers to monitor the machine and the production process.
For hygiene reasons, 'at source' engineering noise control solutions are usually much more acceptable to the food and pharmaceutical industries than common types of noise solution.
After we helped a company reduce the noise at work, the Safety Officer said:-
'We're delighted. Not only did you achieve a massive 24 dBA noise reduction in the work-place, but the total cost was £33,000 less than the industrial noise control enclosures we were planning to install. What's more, the solution avoided the major problem of the acoustic enclosures, that they would have severely restricted access for loading and off-loading our product.'
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Noise at Work Regulations for UK Industry
The noise limits for workers in manufacturing industry are set by the Control of Noise at Work regulations. These include a requirement to reduce noise at work where sound levels exceed certain action levels. You can see a summary of the UK noise at work regulations by clicking on industrial noise control UK regulations.
Advanced Noise Solutions Ltd : 01727 864667
an industrial noise control UK company