Our specialist noise solutions have helped many industrial / manufacturing companies to reduce noise at work while saving them several thousand pounds in the process. The way we achieve such large cost savings is by reducing machine noise at source using advanced technology and engineering solutions. These provide high noise reduction at low cost.
We have considerable expertise in providing such solutions and successfully reducing noise at work to help companies comply with the regulations - including many of the most well-known companies in the UK.
There are two main ways to reduce noise at work. One is to fit an acoustic enclosure over the noisy machine. The other is to reduce the noise at source. Reducing the noise at source provides major benefits over other types of noise solution, such as much lower cost (while still providing a high noise reduction) plus maintaining unrestricted access and visibility. An acoustic enclosure restricts access and visibility, and this can slow down operators and impede production. So the best way to reduce noise at work is to use solutions that suppress / control the noise at source. More details of the benefits of this type of noise solution are given below.
at sourceSolutions to Reduce Noise at Work
The main benefits of our
at source solutions to decrease noise in the workplace are:-
at source solutions normally cost much less than other types of industrial noise solution. The savings are particularly large when compared with acoustic enclosures. Companies typically achieve cost savings of about 85% - 90% by choosing one of our
at source solutions instead of an acoustic enclosure.
Example: A company was considering fitting acoustic enclosures over vibratory bowl feeders on 5 production lines at a cost of £50,000. They chose our engineering solution instead. This cost only £3300, saving £46,700 - and provided a much higher noise reduction than acoustic enclosures.
Example: It would have cost £20,000 to fit industrial acoustic enclosures to five small presses. Our engineering sound control solution cost only £3,000, saving £17,000 (and producing 7 - 11 dBA work-place noise reduction). On large presses, our engineering noise control solutions can provide savings of about £8000 per machine.
Example: A company received a quotation for £130,000 to reduce the noise by fitting acoustic enclosures over an air conveyor system that uses fans to transport plastic bottles around the factory. The company chose our solution instead.
We applied minor engineering modifications to each fan to reduce the noise below the 85 dBA target (achieving 9 - 10 dBA fan noise reduction).
The cost of our solution was only £3,000, saving the company £127,000.
at source noise solutions do not restrict access for operating or maintaining machines because they consist of small engineering modifications. This contrasts with noise reducing hoods, covers and acoustic enclosures which, by encasing the machine, can impede workers' access to such an extent that productivity and production falls.
Often, workers leave enclosure doors, panels or acoustic hoods open to improve access, with the result that the enclosure or hood achieves little or no noise reduction. This means that the company has spent a large amount of money on industrial noise control solutions for little or no benefit.
at source solutions improve productivity or machine performance as well as reducing noise at work.
Example: our engineering solution for some vibratory bowl feeders not only achieved a noise reduction of 12 dBA (reducing workplace noise levels from 98 dBA to 86 dBA), but also eliminated the blockages that had been causing frequent machine stoppages. This increased output and enabled each operator to monitor a larger number of machines, so improving productivity.
The industrial noise control products normally used in such situations - acoustic enclosure, sound control hood, acoustic cover - would not have provided these benefits.
at source noise at work solutions do not reduce visibility like an industrial enclosure or acoustic hood, making it easier and more practical for workers to monitor the machine and the production process.
For hygiene reasons,
at source engineering sound control solutions are usually much more acceptable to the food and pharmaceutical industries than common types of noise solution.
After we helped a large industrial company to reduce work-place noise, the Safety Officer said:-
'We're delighted. Not only did you achieve a massive 24 dBA noise reduction on our machines, but the total cost was £33,000 less than the industrial noise control enclosures we wre planning to install. What's more, the solution avoided the major problem of the acoustic enclosures, that they would have severely restricted access for loading and off-loading our product.'
For help to find the best, lowest cost way of reducing noise at work contact us or ring 01727 864667. You can see more customer comments about our solutions / services on noise solutions and comments.
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The benefits of solutions that reduce the noise at source are so large that we use this specialist type of sound reduction technique most of the time, and only use more common industrial noise control solutions such as acoustic enclosure, screen, guard, hood and wall / ceiling sound absorbing panels, as a last resort.
Reducing the noise at source requires a high level of expertise in specialist engineering sound control methods. We have over 35 years' experience of providing this type of solution and expertise. Our
at source type of solution has proved so popular and provides such large benefits over other types of industrial noise solution that reducing machine noise for manufacturing industry represents the majority of our work.
at source noise solutions are suitable for all types of machine, manufacturer and industry.
For help with reducing noise in the workplace, please contact us about industrial noise control or ring the number below.
There are many more examples of our noise at work solutions on examples of industrial machine noise reduction.
For more details on the various sound reduction options that are available for industrial noise control, see our guide on how to reduce noise at work.
The noise limits for workers in UK manufacturing industry are set by the Control of Noise at Work regulations. These include a requirement to reduce work-place noise where sound levels exceed certain action levels. There is a summary of the main legal requirements on work-place noise regulations. Our UK industrial noise control company has helped numerous factories to comply with these regulations. Our high performance, low cost solutions have successfully helped to reduce noise for all types of industrial machine and industry, including for many large food and pharmaceutical companies.
For information on the effects of loud noise, see how damaging is loud noise?