SLR staff members regularly conduct measurements in industrial contexts
SLR has extensive experience working for heavy industry
Reverb testing in tunnel exhaust chamber
Modelling of rooftop mechanical plant
Large scale drill rig for gas pipeline
Industrial developments by their very nature typically generate significant levels of environmental noise. Increasingly, industry and residential (or other noise sensitive developments) are located much closer together as undeveloped land in close proximity to transportation infrastructure and to the major areas of commerce becomes scarcer.
It is therefore considered essential that potential environmental noise impacts associated with industrial developments be examined early, at the planning stage. This is most often a requirement imposed by Council, the DEC, DIPNR and/or other approval authorities.
Frequently, there is the need to address industrial noise in retrospect, where operational noise is found to be excessive or where changes to operation are proposed.
Depending on the complexity of the project, environmental noise emissions are frequently computed using sophisticated computer noise modelling software. This modelling takes into account the ground topography, acoustical shielding provided by intervening topography or structures, the sound emission levels of plant and equipment and their frequency content, the height and location of the noise sources and receivers, ground and air absorption and meteorological effects.
- OH&S noise consulting services to assess the impact on staff, including the measurement and management of occupational noise exposure and the identification of problem areas.
- Extensive noise measurement and modelling capability. Including sound intensity measurements, noise source identification strategies, noise mapping and 3D noise modelling so as to identify the sound power levels of each contributing source and enable noise source ranking, allowing for the assessment of cost effective noise controls.
- Preparation of design guidelines and specifications for noise control.
- Modelling the effectiveness and costs of noise control treatments
- Design of noise control solutions. These range from simple specifications for items such as acoustic doors and silencers to complete design services for projects including machine enclosures, silencers or acoustic treatments to buildings. Our engineers have an understanding of fundamental noise generating mechanisms and are able to provide advice on possible process modifications to allow for the reduction of noise at the source.