About Advanced Noise Solutions

Advanced Noise Solutions was born out of a passion to use technology and engineering expertise to solve noise problems with better solutions that save customers considerable sums of money compared with alternative noise reduction methods – and which provide other benefits too.

Our Aims

  • to provide a professional, very high quality noise reduction and measurement service
  • excellence – we always strive to be the very best
Reducing Noise in a Workshop

For every sound reduction or measurement project that we carry out, our company always uses a highly experienced noise reduction engineer who has a very high level of specialist expertise. 

To reduce noise, we use specialist solutions that engineer the noise out at source wherever possible because this provides major benefits compared with other types of sound solution.  The benefits include considerably lower cost and much higher noise reduction.  Our solutions have been highly successful in reducing noise at work and also noise nuisance that is causing annoyance to local residents.  We provide noise control services and solutions to a wide range of factories and industrial companies as well as to medium or large commercial companies.

Applying noise control to a brewery company
Machine Sound Reduction - Factory Noise

Noise Reduction Engineer

The company was founded by David Kilpatrick, a professional Mechanical Engineer (with a 2.1 degree from Bath University, UK), who specialised in noise reduction during his degree course.  He has focused all the training and expertise he gained as an engineer on solving noise problems.  The result is a company that uses a specialist and highly experienced noise control engineer to provide customers with a range of engineering solutions, many of which use advanced technology to suppress the sound at source.  This engineering noise “at source” type of solution provides major benefits over common solutions.  The benefits include:

Noise reduction example for biscuit machines in food and bakery industry

a) large cost savings

b) avoiding access restrictions

This contrasts with common solutions such as acoustic enclosures and hoods which, by restricting access, can slow down operators and reduce productivity.

David has over 38 years’ experience of measuring and reducing industrial noise.  He has solved noise problems for a very wide range of companies and industries, including for most of the largest and best known companies in the UK.

Information on sound dampening to reduce industrial impact noise

The combination of the training and knowledge of a professional Mechanical Engineer with specialist noise control expertise is unusual.  Most experts in the noise reduction industry are not engineers.  Consequently, engineering solutions are not widely available.  One reason is that it often requires the specialist knowledge of a professional Mechanical Engineer to develop this type of noise solution.  Another is that it is often difficult to diagnose the major noise sources within a machine or production line, and a noise engineer often needs considerable expertise and experience to be able to do this.  A noise engineer cannot design a solution that suppresses the noise at source until he has accurately determined the main noise source.

Noise Solution for Shredder

Example: if you do not know what generates most of the noise within a machine, your only option is to enclose the whole machine. But, if a noise reduction engineer uses specialist diagnostic noise and vibration tests to determine that most of the noise is generated by the intake of an extractor fan, this provides you with another option – that of fitting a silencer to the fan instead. So, this gives you two options from which to choose:-

Solution 1: Acoustic enclosure: Cost typically £6000 – £10,000 per machine, depending on size of machine. Restricts access for operation and maintenance.

or

Solution 2: Silencer for fan: Purchase cost about £100 – £350 per machine. Can often be installed by in-house maintenance fitters at very low cost. No access restrictions.

This simple example shows the large cost savings and other benefits achievable by using a noise reduction engineer / expert who has extensive experience and expertise in diagnosing noise sources. But accurate diagnosis is only the first step. The second step is for the noise reduction engineer / expert to develop a solution that is practical and achieves high sound reduction, coupled with low cost, high durability and operational acceptability. This requires the noise engineer to have considerable expertise and experience of fundamental noise reduction techniques, different noise control materials / products and industrial manufacturing processes. A successful noise control engineer also needs original thinking on ways of suppressing, or breaking up the noise generating mechanism.

Advanced Noise Solutions combines all these elements in a single company. This has resulted in solutions described by one satisfied customer, a major UK pharmaceutical company, as:

Details of sound solutions to control factory, fan and industrial noise
  • ‘The best solutions I’ve seen. In a different league’
Power Press Noise Reduction

Find out How a Noise Reduction Engineer can Help you

To find out how a noise reduction engineer can help your company with an industrial noise problem, contact us or or ring us on 01727 864667.  

Noise Engineer – More Information

For more information on our company, solutions and services or our approach of using a specialist noise control engineer to solve sound problems, please select from the menu at the top of this page.

Our noise engineers work throughout the UK.  There is a list of areas that we cover in industrial noise reduction areas.

There are details of our consultancy service on noise consultant.

To find out more about the damaging effects of loud noise on hearing, etc., see effects of loud noise.

For help with a noise problem contact us
or call us on 01727 864667