We often save companies thousands of pounds when reducing industrial noise. We achieve this using advanced noise reduction technology and engineering solutions that cost a fraction of common noise control solutions such as acoustic enclosures.
Another major benefit of our advanced and engineering types of noise control solution is that they do not restrict access to, or visibility of, machines. This is not the case with noise control enclosures or covers. Sometimes our solutions even improve machine performance and productivity as well as reducing noise. Our solutions are popular with food, drinks and pharmaceutical companies because they are usually much more acceptable than common noise control solutions for hygiene reasons.
We are specialists in industrial noise control. Most other industrial noise reduction companies offer only a few types of noise control solution such as an acoustic enclosure, noise reduction hood, noise control screen, acoustic absorbent ceiling and wall panels. We offer a much wider range of noise control solutions.
We focus on reducing the noise at source. The major benefits of noise control at source using our engineering or advanced solutions are illustrated below are:-
Large cost savings
- Example: A company received a quote for £130,000 to install noise control enclosures on an air conveyor system that transports plastic bottles around the factory to the production lines. Our engineering solution reduced the noise below the 85 dBA target (a 6 dBA noise reduction) for a total cost of only £2500, saving £127,500.
Good access to machines
- Because our engineering and advanced technology solutions are very small and compact, they have no effect on machine access. In contrast, noise control enclosures and acoustic hoods can restrict access to machines. This can make it harder for workers to operate the machine, which can reduce production output. It can also increase the time it takes for maintenance, meaning more lost production.
- Our solutions do not restrict visibility, whereas noise reduction enclosures and hoods can make it difficult for operators to see the machine, especially as windows tend to become opaque and dirty over time. Reduced visibility makes it harder for workers to monitor the machines. Because they restrict access and visibility, it is common for noise control hoods and enclosure doors to be left open. This can lower the noise reduction considerably, sometimes to the extent that little or no noise reduction occurs.
- Sometimes our noise reduction solutions improve machine performance or productivity as well as reducing noise.
For example, our engineering noise control solution for some vibrating bowl feeders provided a 12 dBA noise reduction while also eliminating blockages that had been frequently stopping the machine. So, our solution increased production output. It also improved productivity by allowing each worker to monitor a larger number of machines
Noise at Work Examples
A noise control enclosure for an industrial draw bench drive would have cost £15,000. Our advanced technology solution achieved the target noise level for a cost of only £2,300, saving £12,700.
A company was preparing to fit acoustic absorbers to the ceiling at a cost of £70,000. Our calculations showed that this would only reduce workers’ noise exposures by 0.5 dBA. So, we provided an engineering solution that reduced the noise at source. This provided a much higher noise reduction of 5.5 dBA, which achieved the 80 dBA target. The cost was 90% lower than the acoustic absorbers, saving £63,000.
The cost of fitting noise control enclosures to five small presses would have been £20,000. Our advanced technology solution reduced noise levels by 7 – 11 dBA. It cost only £3000, saving £17,000.
“Yours are the best noise control solutions I’ve seen – in a different league!”
“Not only did you achieve a huge 24 dBA noise reduction, but the total cost was £33,000 less than the four enclosures we were planning to install. In addition, your solution avoided a major problem with the noise control enclosures – they would have severely restricted access for loading and unloading our product. We’re delighted!”
“A very competent and very professional noise reduction service”
Our low cost noise control solutions not only reduce noise at work, but they can also be used for industrial noise nuisance problems affecting nearby residents. See other pages of this website for more details and noise control examples. For a quote, or to find out how we can help you solve an industrial noise control problem, please click on contact us about industrial noise control.
We provide specialist noise control services throughout the UK.