Vibration Reduction and Measurement
Vibration generates noise, so vibration measurement, vibration
reduction and vibration isolation are an intrinsic part of noise
control within industry and elsewhere. However, vibration can also
cause a problem in its own right - discomfort, risk of damage to
buildings and people, etc.
Our approach to vibration control and vibration isolation is to
assess a wider range of options than normally considered, and this
can provide higher vibration reductions. For example, we use unusual
types of industrial vibration isolation material, where appropriate,
to provide a higher vibration reduction than is possible with the
types of anti vibration mount, vibration isolator and vibration
isolation material usually used on an industrial machine.
Anti vibration mount and vibration isolator selection
Normally, an industrial anti vibration mount or vibration isolator
is selected using theoretical data only, whereas the vibration reduction
actually achieved is very dependent on the vibration response of
the structure that the anti vibration mount is attached to. Resonances
can mean that, in some cases instead of reducing it, the vibration
isolators and anti vibration mounts amplify the vibration causing
the discomfort or noise nuisance!
By carrying out vibration measurements on both the support structure
and the vibration source (industrial machine), together with narrow
band frequency analysis, our vibration consultant / engineer can
determine the optimum vibration control solution, that achieves
the highest possible vibration reduction at the frequencies causing
the discomfort or noise nuisance.
Example: Vibration from two compressors
in a company plant room was causing considerable noise nuisance
in the office below, even though vibration isolator pads were fitted
beneath each compressor. By carrying out narrow band frequency analysis
of the noise, our engineer / consultant determined the main vibration
frequencies causing the noise nuisance in the office. He then selected
an anti vibration material that provided a much higher vibration
reduction at the frequencies causing the noise nuisance. The new
vibration isolator pads were highly successful, reducing the noise
in the office by 22 dB, and making the compressors completely inaudible.
We provide a vibration measurement service for companies (and act
as vibration consultant / engineer) for a range of industrial and
To obtain a brochure, or quotation, or to find out how we can help
you with vibration measurement, vibration control or industrial
vibration isolation, or if you need a vibration consultant / engineer,
please click on contact us about vibration measurement and control.
Advanced Noise Solutions Ltd : 01727 864667