Industrial Equipment Soundproofing Industrial Soundproofing Material Acoustic Industrial Enclosure
Generators are often noisy an effective solution is often required to suppress the noise emitted from them. Generator noise is usually a nuisance because they are sitting on comparatively lightweight structures, therefore soundproofing industrial machines like generators is important.
Whether these generator runs continuously in power applications or only occasionally in standby mode, generator operating sound levels must be reduced to comply with local, state or federal ordinances. Maximum permitted overall noise levels range from 45 dB(A) to 72 dB(A), depending on location and zoning. Since untreated generator set noise levels can approach 100 dB(A) or more, both the location of the generator set and noise mitigation take on great importance.
The best way to soundproof and to reduce any noise from a generator regardless of size is to enclose it within a floor mounted acoustic industrial enclosure. For best results the industrial equipment soundproofing enclosure should be as large as possible to allow less heat buildup and also to be more effective at reducing the noise output from reaching other areas and acoustically isolating the pump to contain structure borne sound being transmitted from where it is mounted.
Generator Noise Sources:
Cooling fan noise
Noise measurements should be made using a sound level meter and an octave band filter set, at a minimum, to allow for more detailed analysis by acoustical consultants.
Depending on the current sound levels of the generators and your noise reduction goals, an abatement solution with industrial soundproofing material can be determined. In most applications a industrial sound deadening material enclosure will meet your sound reduction needs. This is a two to four sided enclosure with or without a roof. Typically a frame and track is constructed to suspend the industrial equipment soundproofing material. The industrial sound deadening material is a composite material bonding mass loaded vinyl with an acoustical absorber and faced with a vinyl diamond stitched facing.
Using our industrial soundproofing solutions to construct a 4-sided noise control system will significantly reduce sound. The noise reduction to be expected is a range of 20 to 40 decibels. The better the weight of acoustic blankets and amount of industrial soundproofing material used (the surface area) all factor into your sound reduction numbers. Ensuring all corners and edges are tight and that there are no gaps is a major factor. The size of the acoustic industrial enclosure in which the amount of surface area that is available to dissipate and contain the noise is the other major factor. Besides, it can also be used as temporary outdoor fencing.