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Industrial noise control involves a wide array of acoustical issues and noise sources.  Industrial machinery tends to create structure borne sound as well as airborne sound. OSHA regulations require sound levels to be within certain ranges for workplace safety. Lowering noise levels also help improve communication efforts and reduce worker fatigue. To solve these issues, noisy equipment typically requires an enclosure to prevent sound leaks as well as isolation mounts to prevent transmission of structure borne sound.

Acoustical materials, such as wall panels and baffles, may be used to lower excessive reverberation times and keep sound from unnecessarily reflecting to other areas of the space. Reducing sound and noise in open manufacturing and industrial applications can help produce a better work environment and meet required safety regulations.

  • Industrial Hearing Protection: Lowering Reverberation Time

    Employees at industrial facilities are typically exposed to higher levels of noise than the average worker. Machinery in sawmills, compressor stations, and manufacturing plants can be very loud – far exceeding the level of noise OSHA deems safe for an 8 hour shift. To combat the danger of NIHL (noise induced hearing loss), industrial hearing […]