Environmental Noise Exceedance

Environmental Noise Exceedance



Tough problem:

Duringcommissioning  of a gas compressor station high noise levels were present on the site’s boundary and staff raised concerns about exceeding the environmental noise assigned limits.

Practical Solution:

SVT mobilised quickly and visited the site within days of the request and confirmed that at 63dBA, noise levels on the boundary site above the assigned limits (set at 60dBA in the environmental protection regulations for noise).

Using sound intensity equipment, a scan of the compressors was completed and the exhaust piping was identified as the dominating noise source. SVT recommended the installation of acoustic lagging on the pipes.

The Bottom Line: