Improving costs and acoustic health
“Power-teK solutions can cut down unwanted source noise significantly,” says Maro. “For example, noise can travel along kilometres of plant piping which magnifies sound like a trumpet. Good pipe insulation can make an acoustic difference as well as significantly improve energy costs.”
Another area of noise management involves tackling the space that encompasses industrial noise. Giant buildings filled with machinery are highly echoic with reflective surfaces that bounce sound around.
“Hanging insulation baffles from the ceiling or incorporating insulated panels in strategic wall spaces can help reduce the decibel level and every reduction will be an improvement in communication for the people who work there,” says Maro.
A popular choice in this area is Knauf Insulation’s Heraklith Wood Wool which is ideal for insulating ceilings, walls and floors and is often used to reduce unwanted noise from technical rooms, storage spaces and parking areas.
Major impact of small changes
And finally, there are practical measures that might not require any insulation installation, just strategic thinking.
“The movement of packaged products which is normally accompanied by the beeping of forklift trucks can be isolated by arranging the stock in the way that it acts as an acoustic barrier to areas susceptible to noise,” says Maro.
“And simply adding a rubber mat will take away the annoyance experienced by those who have to listen to the intermittent banging of dropped tools on metal surfaces. When it comes to reducing industrial noise pollution, every little action can add to a big difference.”
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