Acoustic Performance and Noise at Work Assessments

Industrial environments can be places were there is a high level of noise and vibration. It is for this reason that an increasing number of employers and governments are looking at this problem to try and mitigate its impact in both the surrounding environment and for their employees.

Xi Engineering Consultants, as a leading consultant in noise and vibration, can help with monitoring and assessment campaigns to identify the acoustic properties of industrial sites and machinery.

The team at Xi accept only the highest level of work and to achieve the highest of standards make use of the best measurement equipment in the market. The expert team of engineers are able to record precise and varied data with the use of sound level meters, geophones, accelerometers as well as more specialist equipment like acoustic cameras and laser vibrometers. These recordings are used for a range of situations from small noise leakage within machinery to full industrial plant acoustic propagation map. The wide range of instruments used allows on spot measurements as well as personal monitoring of employees to detect the levels of noise exposure.

During measurement campaigns, Xi’s engineers follow both International and British standards such as BS 4142, BS 5228 or ‘Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005’. These standards are used to ensure that the results are accurate and relevant when it comes to assess the level of impact on the environment and humans.

It is not only important to record the data through a series of techniques but also to analyse it precisely. To do so, Xi’s engineers are experts in analysis tools such as MATLAB and LabView. These analysis tools allow the results to be presented to clients in a clear and concise manner.

In addition, Xi’s dedicated team of mathematical modelling engineers can create simulations of acoustic propagation and performance using software packages like COMSOL Multiphysics and NoiseMap.

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