Power Noise Control
Power generation and onward power distribution to micro, local or national networks, creates significant levels of noise pollution as a by-product of energy conversion. Our lifestyles, economic prosperity and infrastructure are all intrinsically dependent on power generation and distribution. Our increasing demand for power in the UK is forecast to continue growing through to 2030 by approximately 20%.
The scope and scale of disciplines and modes of power generation and power distribution, whether on or off grid, peaking stations, stand-by or continuous power, is very broad. All these processes typically have some level of noise control requirement. Similarly even our transition to the broader mix of carbon neutral and de-carbonised energy sources has complications with noise levels. Noise control and mitigation is the common element between all power processes and distribution modes, which needs specialist engineering and consultancy. The UK’s high density of population and demand for space, the boundaries between residential, commercial and industrial planning continue to be merged – noise control mitigation strategies are essential to minimise the impact on local environments and people.
Hodgson Acoustics as a specialist noise control solution provider to the power sector has the knowledge and engineering expertise to understand, manage and configure noise mitigation strategies and solutions. Invariably in a densely populated developed nation, noise mitigation to power generation and distribution, is almost always a prerequisite of the initial design, planning concept and consent.
Typically this falls to either Noise at Work 2005 regulatory compliance to protect operative employees on site, or for Environmental Noise regulations such as BS4142 2014 to protect adjacent local residential or commercial developments. We work with power sector specialists from all disciplines to help you manage noise control issues with high quality acoustic solutions. We guarantee acoustic performance, reducing noise levels to enable the safety of personnel and quality of the built environment.