Noise and vibration control has been one of the most important factors to consider when setting up a factory. These forces can be hard to deal with when you have no choice but to work in certain environments and with certain equipment. In addition to being hazardous to people, constant tremor and excess noise can affect the integrity of structures and systems, and lead to unexpected breakdowns, downtime, and additional costs.
Several approaches exist to practicing active control of noise and vibration. They can be implemented during the initial building construction stages as well as during the occupation. Let’s take a look at the most useful and economical options.
1. Controlling Noise Paths
When eliminating the source of noise is not an option, you can redirect its path so it’s less likely to interfere with the workers or sensitive areas. The steps are simple:
- Find the main sources of noise