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Noise generated by Oil and Gas/Petrochemical installations is generally
an issue for two reasons:
• Noise within the plant/installation itself, which can effect the
efficacy of communications, interfere with Public Address and Alarm systems
or, at high levels, cause damage to employees’ hearing
• Noise at community locations within the surrounding environment
Our design capabilities include the production of noise models in order
to calculate the impact of developments and to identify where noise control
is required. Noise control options can be modeled and different scenarios
tested to ensure the most cost-effective design. We are used to working
closely with the other engineering disciplines to ensure that the noise
control design is successfully implemented.
It is common to specify equipment noise limits for individual equipment
items and piping. We have experience of negotiating noise limits with
Vendors and specifying and witnessing factory acceptance tests.
Noise levels generated by piping can be very significant on oil and gas/petrochemical
installations and careful consideration must be paid to these sources
during design. Our design capabilities include the assessment of pipe
and valve noise and identifying where acoustic pipe insulation should
be installed and the appropriate type of insulation.
Noise measurements of installations are often required for a number of
reasons, including determining compliance with noise limits. Our measurement
capabilities include monitoring both environmental noise levels, in-plant
levels and determining equipment noise levels for individual equipment
items. We utilise a broad range of measurement equipment, which allows
us undertake survey work in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
Employee noise exposure can be assessed for the entire workforce by combining
noise levels within areas or modules (either predicted or measured) with
typical employee working patterns. This methodology ensures that noise
control can be targeted at the areas that will provide the greatest reduction
in exposure to the workforce as a whole. For more information about noise
at work, click here.
For existing installations, we can recommend various noise control techniques
and undertake a cost-benefit analysis of potential solutions. Where noise
control is not practicable, we can determine the extent of restricted
areas and assess the efficacy of Personal Hearing Protection.
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