Advanced Noise Solutions is a specialist noise control / noise reduction company based in St Albans, Hertfordshire (Herts), England, UK. We provide noise control services and solutions to a wide range of industrial (and other) companies throughout the UK.
The company was founded by 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 specialist noise control company that provides a range of engineering solutions, many of which use advanced technology to suppress the noise generating mechanisms at source. This engineering, 'at source' type of solution provides major benefits over common solutions. These include:
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.
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 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 sources !
Example: if you do not know what generates most of the noise within a machine, your only option, often, is to enclose the whole machine. But, if a noise reduction engineer works out that most of the noise is generated by the intake of the 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.
Solution 2: Silencer for fan: Purchase cost about £100 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 and other benefits achievable by using a noise 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 engineer / expert to develop a solution that is practical and achieves high noise reduction, coupled with low cost, high durability, operational acceptability, etc. This requires the engineer to have considerable expertise and experience of fundamental noise reduction techniques, different noise control materials & products and industrial manufacturing processes, together with original thinking on ways of suppressing, or breaking up, the noise generating mechanisms.
Advanced Noise Solutions combines all these elements in a single company. The result has been described by one satisfied customer, a major UK company, as:
'the best noise reduction solutions I've seen. In a different league.'
Advanced Noise Solutions Ltd : 01727 864667