Acoustic Enclosures for Industrial Equipment
There are many essential factors to consider when designing noise control solutions and controlling the noise that is generated by industrial plants and their equipment is a huge challenge. Reflections, reverberation and resonances all need to be dealt with and often the large open plan environments of a manufacturing plant work against noise control solutions – they can actively increase the actual and perceived noise levels from the original source. Not only do these factors need to be dealt with, but at all times there are statutory regulations and planning application rules to follow, as well as considering community relations and maintaining the health and safety of the workers.
There are many ways to address these nose control issues but the most effective way is always to tackle the noise at the source where possible. Our in-house engineering teams will calculate, assess and model environmental noise using CFD Design and CadNaA noise prediction software. All structural steel analysis is to Eurocode standards guaranteeing structural integrity and ATEX requirements are considered if appropriate. A high level of flexibility is introduced by using an acoustic enclosure or canopy, this enables the full customisation of design and construction to specifically fit the size and acoustic specification of the noise source. It also allows for access to be granted for both maintenance and operation where required regardless of the equipment.
Our solution will typically consist of a modular construction either built around the equipment itself or alternatively constructed off-site and delivered as a one-piece drop-over unit. For even larger installations the option of a full steel structural build with infill acoustic panels allows for the equipment and enclosure to be lifted and set into position together.
The structure, panel specification and build sequence of the acoustic enclosure is designed to suit your equipment and noise control requirements. This includes provision for an attenuated ventilation system, ensuring that encased equipment continues to operate at the specified temperature and performance is unhindered. Additionally acoustic doors and windows, louvres and access panels are all matched in acoustic performance. Finally, task emergency lighting and fire suppression systems are also incorporated for the safety of all personnel.
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