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Irrigation Pumps Case Study
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APT had been commissioned to assess whether the noise level from a series
a large irrigation pump located at 100 meters from the nearest sensitive
property, showed any increment in the existing background at the facade
(window) of the house. APT were to undertake a Noise Impact Assessment
and were to consider whether the noise at the nearest sensitive properties
would be within acceptable levels.
Eligibility for planning approval on the grounds of noise was assessed
using the guidance given in the World Health Organisation Guidelines (WHO),
and local guidelines.
Our report therefore described the noise impact assessment of the site,
the subsequent analysis to determine the noise environment of the pump
units and compared the results with national and local standards and specific
criteria. The report included the following information:
• Location of the nearest sensitive window at the closest residential
• Background noise levels assessment over the proposed hours of
• Frequency band analysis of noise of the proposed plant.
• Calculations for the predicted noise level 1 meter from the window
of the nearest residential property.
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