Industrial Soundproofing

This is an example of our high performance industrial soundproofing solutions.

After a business review, a company making products for the food industry decided to close one factory and move all their power press machines into a warehouse at another factory.  They believed the existing soundproofing material within the warehouse building was sufficient to avoid causing noise nuisance to residents living nearby.  They moved all the presses into the warehouse building at the same time. 

When the presses started up on the first night shift in the new building, the noise at the nearby houses was so loud that the company received 20 noise nuisance complaints within the first 30 minutes alone. The company immediately had to suspend all night shifts. This caused huge problems because it meant that the company was unable to supply sufficient product to meet their orders, and it put their business at risk.  A soundproofing solution was urgently needed.

We responded very quickly to the company’s plight, and carried out tests to determine the noise reduction needed and the optimum solution.  It turned out that the material fitted to the interior of the warehouse was not a good building soundproofing material and was providing very little noise reduction.  So, we designed a high performance industrial soundproofing solution for the building. This was highly successful, reducing the press noise below the night time background noise level – a reduction of more than 15 dBA.

Press Noise Reduction
Engineering noise reduction techniques and solutions

Our industrial building soundproofing solution enabled the company to immediately re-start night shifts and carry on their normal business, fulfilling their orders without causing nuisance or complaint.

The new industrial soundproofing achieved such a large noise reduction that it made the presses inaudible at the nearest houses, even at night. It was so successful that, afterwards, a local resident approached our noise engineer (at night), and asked why he was bothering to measure the noise when the presses were not running.  When the noise engineer said that they were, he replied “that’s incredible! Fantastic!”

To find out how we can help you with industrial soundproofing solutions for a building or machine, please ring the number below or contact us.

Industrial Soundproofing for Industrial Buildings

We have considerable experience of designing soundproofing solutions for industrial buildings and for other types of building like offices, control rooms, etc. Our soundproofing schemes have been highly successful in even the most demanding applications requiring very high noise reductions. There are more details and examples on industrial soundproofing for machines and buildings.

As well as soundproofing buildings, we can also soundproof industrial machines. For information on machine soundproofing solutions, see machine sound deadening.

Note that the photos on this page are illustrative only and neither of the presses shown on this page were involved in the industrial soundproofing example.

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