The noise of industrial plants is often examined when operations are renewed or with periodic measurements.
The noise of industrial plants is often examined when operations are renewed or with periodic measurements. The most efficient way to examine the noise of a new plant or operation is to use computational modelling; by measuring or evaluating the facility's noise level in the near range and calculating the effect of noise in the environment at the nearest sensitive sites. Regarding new plants, Akukon has several decades of experience in the noise level caused by various parts of various plants, on which we can often reliably base the calculation.
A calculated noise analysis may at first seem like an unnecessarily extensive measure, but as a result, the effects of noise control can be evaluated very cost-effectively; the right noise control measures can be targeted at the right noise emissions and their effect can be easily tested with a computer program. Modelling is many times more cost-effective than making random installations and hoping that they will be useful.
Akukon also performs periodic measurements to meet the conditions of the environmental permit of the plants. Measurements are conducted using the measurement method required by the authority, e.g. in accordance with YM 1/1995, for which Akukon has accreditation.