We provide highly accurate and professional noise assessment and measurement services for industrial and manufacturing companies throughout the UK. As well as measuring industrial noise, we also offer noise survey reports and sound monitoring services to assist with planning applications for commercial companies, planning consultants, architects, etc.
One of our most popular noise measurement services is a noise at work risk assessment / noise exposure survey in a factory or workplace. Another very popular service is providing machine diagnostic noise measurements and surveys to assess which solutions are best for reducing workers' noise exposures in factories / industry. We also carry out noise surveys to help industrial companies resolve noise nuisance complaints from nearby residents. This includes diagnostic noise surveys to determine which machinery or equipment is causing the noise nuisance. It also includes measuring background noise levels and predicting noise at the nearest houses when a company is planning to install new equipment. More details of our industrial noise assessments and other types of sound survey are given below.
Noise at Work Risk Assessment
We have a reputation for providing accurate, thorough and reliable measurements and assessments of workers' noise exposures. Customers often compliment us on the high quality of our noise at work risk assessments and compare them favourably with other noise surveys they have had previously, some of which do not measure / assess the noise exposure of workers properly, and therefore fail to comply with the HSE Control of Noise at Work Regulations. The Safety Officer at one such industrial company said:
cheap noise survey carried out by another organisation was a complete
waste of money - worse than useless. Your noise assessment was
most detailed, thorough and very professional. We have complete
confidence in it ....
excellent value for money".
We always use a type 1 sound level meter to measure noise. This is the most accurate type of meter available for measuring noise levels in the workplace. Each of our noise assessments is carried out by a highly experienced "competent person" who has extensive experience of a wide range of noise measurement situations, including very difficult ones. This experience extends to measuring noise in many different types of workplace. We carry out noise assessments frequently, so are well practised in noise measurement. Also, we have been measuring noise and carrying out noise assessments and noise surveys for over 35 years. All these factors ensure that we provide accurate noise measurement results and a consistently high quality service and report for every single noise risk assessment that we carry out. The following statement from a factory manager is typical of the comments we receive from customers about our noise measurement services:
"A most detailed and thorough noise assessment. Very competent. Very professional"
To obtain a quote for a noise assessment survey in the workplace and a report, please click on contact us about noise risk assessments.
Noise Control Assessments
Our industrial noise control assessments have saved many companies
tens of thousands of pounds. This has been achieved by accurately
pinpointing the major noise source(s) and assessing a much wider
range of noise reduction solutions than usually considered, including
solutions that use the latest noise reduction technology to reduce
the noise at source at very low cost.
We use sophisticated diagnostic vibration and noise measurement equipment plus narrow band frequency analysis to measure and identify the main noise sources. This is much more accurate than the coarse 1/3 octave frequency noise measurements and analysis used by most other companies. Our diagnostic surveys are so accurate that we can pinpoint the main noise sources to individual bearings, gears and fans.
Example: A drink company was considering fitting stainless steel silencers to 3 fans in an attempt to solve an industrial noise nuisance problem. However, our diagnostic noise assessment showed that the nuisance was not caused by the fans, but by a badly worn bearing on a conveyor motor situated outside their factory. So we saved the company wasting £18,000 on stainless steel silencers that would have failed to solve the problem.
Example: An industrial manufacturing company was preparing to fit acoustic absorbent panels on the factory ceiling at a cost of £70,000. Our noise assessment showed that this would have reduced the noise exposure of workers by less than ½ dBA!
Our noise reduction assessment identified a much more cost-effective solution: engineering modifications that suppress the impact noise at source. These were adopted by the company and, not only achieved considerably higher noise reduction than the planned acoustic panels (5.5 dBA reduction, to 80 dBA), but cost £63,000 less!
Other types of Noise Survey & Measurements
We are a provider of noise surveys, reports, assessments and noise monitoring for industrial and manufacturing companies that are causing noise nuisance to local residents. This includes companies that are planning to move factories and want to avoid causing a nuisance to local residents once the company has relocated to the new factory. For this type of project, we measure existing background sound levels at houses close to the new factory plus machine noise levels in the current factory. We then carry out sound tests to assess the noise reduction performance of the new building. By combining all this information, we predict sound levels that are likely at the nearest houses once the machines are installed in the new factory. This enables us to recommend in our report suitable noise reduction measures to be implemented (where necessary) in advance of the move.
We carry out a similar noise assessment and prediction exercise where a company is planning to install new equipment or convert a building into industrial use and want to avoid causing noise nuisance to local residents. For example, we recently carried out a background noise assessment, measurements and calculations to predict the sound level at the nearest houses from a new compressor house that was planned at a manufacturing facility in a quiet rural area.
We also carry out noise monitoring surveys in offices and other premises to assist in planning applications for converting the building into flats or houses.
We are a provider of planning and other types of noise survey, assessment report and prediction for local companies and organisations. For example, we helped a local school obtain planning permission to install a new Astroturf pitch for youth football training on weekday evenings. The local council wanted an assessment of likely noise at the nearest houses to assess whether noise nuisance was likely.
For a quote for a noise at work risk assessment and report, or other types of survey, noise measurements or sound monitoring, please click on contact us about noise measurement and monitoring.
Advanced Noise Solutions Ltd : 01727 864667
accurate and professional noise assessment, noise measurement and noise monitoring services
Our company is located in St Albans, Hertfordshire (Herts) South East England, but we work throughout the UK