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Friday, May 14, 2010

Engage Sound Control Specialists to Conduct an Audit of Your Sound Proofing Requirements

By Peter K Ford

Sound control is a major consideration in most workplaces and environments around Australia, being a necessary part of providing a safe and pleasant environment for people to work and operate in. In today's world of technological advancement there is rarely little reason for sound proofing of a noisy machine or environment not to be considered, and in the majority of cases a solution to sound proof can be found.

Historically many people have had to work in noisy factories and environments, consider the mills where operators sat a noisy looms for 12 hours a day, the mines where hammering, blasting and other noisy operations filled the air constantly, and the engine rooms of steam trains where the operators and drivers had to bear the noise of the mechanics of the engines.

Modern sound proof measures involve a number of techniques, where by sound emitted from vibrating machines, air pressure and hydraulic pumps, conveyor belts, bottling lines, high speed tools and machine parts can be reduced or eliminated. Sounding proofing materials can be applied to the machine and its parts to absorb sound caused by vibration, air emission and a variety of other sources in order to reduce the noise as close to the source as possible.

In other cases sound proofing enclosures can be built to enclose a noisy area and produce a noise control solution that prevents noise escaping out into a larger area. A whole machine could be contained within a sounding proofing enclosure, or maybe a room can be fitted with sound proofing materials to contain the sound waves.

Welding is a special operation where not only sound is emitted but also damaging sparks and heat. These nuisances too can be contained by the use of specially designed welding curtains.

Sound control today is a specialized field of technology with many different solutions available sound proofing noise emissions. Each situation is different, in that every environment is different, two pieces of machinery built to the same spec can be installed into two different environments, creating two different noise problems. The variables are endless, flooring, walling, roofing, dimensions of area the machine is housed in - to mention but a few. It is prudent and definitely more cost effective to engage sound control specialists to conduct an audit of your sound proofing requirements, rather than try to solve the problem yourself. The specialists have the knowledge and access to a huge range of materials and solutions.

Sound control specialist provide a full service starting with an audit of your sound level and sources, followed by recommendations for the best possible solution to your sound control. Having decided the best solution for you, they will source, or manufacture and supply the sound control solution for you. In some cases the sound proofing can be installed yourself, or if specialist expertise if needed the sound control consultant will recommend an installer.

Consult a specialist when it comes to sound control, after all it is one of the most important aspects of providing a comfortable, safe and productive work environment and with today's technology sound control is no longer a problem that cannot be dealt with.

Peter Ford is a consultant at Flex Sound Proofing. If you need any information related to Noise Control Products, Soundproof Room, Acoustic Solutions please visit

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