Engineered noise control starts with precise, reliable data.
Noise Diagnostics can be used to quickly and accurately identify and measure individual noise sources from all facility equipment and how it impacts the environment.
This data can be used to create a precise noise model that pinpoints and assesses noise levels at any location, eliminating the guesswork from noise control design, helping you assess and resolve concerns.
Why invest in noise diagnostics?
Lower Long-Term Costs
Noise control for Oil and Gas facilities can be a costly endeavour – especially when regulatory action is taken.
Our acoustical engineers help you optimize noise control design to get the ideal level of performance for your cost and minimize the risk of costly complaints, delays or disruptions.
Understand Noise and Optimize Design
We help you identify, understand and control the underlying root causes of noise. After completing diagnostics, we paint a detailed and complete picture of sound emissions, both from and around the facility. This ensures noise control recommendations are fit for purpose and not overdesigned
Our Diagnostics Process
We measure individual noise sources from your equipment and facilities through dedicated and responsive field teams.
To accurately quantify noise sources, our sound level meters use both the basic Sound Pressure Level method and the more advanced Sound Intensity Level method, which pinpoints intended sources.
Our unique process enables data-rich assessments that provide you with accurate, meaningful results that you can rely on.
Once noise sources have been quantified, we create a detailed 3D noise model simulating how sound propagates in your project’s environment.
We use this model to predict the noise levels received at area residences and compare these levels against regulatory limits.
3. Solution Design
Using our diagnostics and predictive models as reference points, we work with you to design an optimal noise control plan.
Based on your needs, this plan might be designed to achieve regulatory compliance, or extended to make “acoustic room” for future facility expansions.
- Typical noise control methods include:
- Specifying quiet equipment during the design phase
- Modifying operating conditions of equipment
- Installing silencers, enclosures or lagging
- Installing barriers between source and receiver
We provide specifications to allow for competitive bids to be easily obtained and evaluated. Our clients leverage our experience to assist with vendor selection on noise control upgrades and compare noise control costs apples-to-apples.