Industrial Noise Control Solutions
Noise at Work
We are a specialist industrial noise control company. We have helped many UK 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 34 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 control equipment and methods that reducing noise for manufacturing industry represents the majority of our work.
Noise Control Benefits
The main benefits of our "at source" type of noise control solution are:-
- Low cost:
"At source" solutions normally cost much less than other types of industrial noise control solution. The savings are particularly large when compared with noise control enclosures. Companies typically achieve cost savings of about 85% by choosing an "at source" solution instead of an industrial noise control enclosure. The savings often amount to several thousand pounds.
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 control 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 noise 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.
- 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 sound reducing hoods, covers and industrial noise control enclosures, which (by covering the machine) can impede workers' access to such an extent that productivity and production output falls.
Often, workers leave noise control 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 control for little or no benefit.
- Improved Performance:
Sometimes, "at source" industrial noise 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
The industrial noise control equipment normally used in such situations
- acoustic enclosure, acoustic hood, acoustic cover - would not
have provided these benefits.
"At source" noise control solutions do not reduce visibility like an industrial noise control 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.
Industrial Noise Control Examples
Our brochure contains many more industrial noise control examples and details of our service, together with some comments from customers, such as:-
"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."
To see more customer comments about our noise solutions and services, click on Noise Control - Home. To find out how we can help you save money when solving a noise problem, or for a quote, please click on contact us about industrial noise control.
Noise at Work Regulations for UK Industry
The noise limits for workers in manufacturing industry are set by the UK Control of Noise at Work regulations. The main requirements of these noise at work regulations are summarised in industrial noise control regulations
Advanced Noise Solutions Ltd : 01727 864667
an industrial noise control company that could help you save thousands of pounds
We work throughout the UK