Unacceptable noise impacts

Unacceptable noise impacts     

under certain weather conditions reduce mine productivity.

Client: Mineral Sands miner.

Tough Problem: Operation in close proximity to residential (noise sensitive) premises causing unacceptable noise impacts under certain weather conditions.

Practical Solution: SVT conducted detailed acoustic modelling for a range of weather conditions to identify key items of noise generating equipment.

This data was used to develop noise mitigation strategies, including engineering noise controls and operational controls, to program mining activities when impacts would be lowest based on prevailing weather.

SVT subsequently assisted in developing a continuous on-line noise and wind monitoring system to provide real time data and further enhance mining operations.

Bottom Line: The client is now able to schedule resources to maximize production while minimizing noise impacts.