Reduce the noise levels in your facility, building, or property whenever you use your backup generator by investing in a sound-attenuated enclosure designed by Sound Fighter Systems.
Why You Need A Genset Sound Attenuator
A backup generator is necessary to power an establishment, facility, or commercial building in case of a power outage. It ensures your business and tenants will have continuous power and avoid losses during unscheduled or extended power outages.
Unfortunately, generators produce high levels of noise. Even the small, portable generator sets (gensets) can get very noisy. So it’s no exaggeration to say that buildings and facilities that regularly use generators must have a sound-attenuated generator enclosure to reduce noise pollution and avoid its detrimental effects. Find out how Sound Fighter Systems solves this problem.
Components of a Sound-Attenuated Generator Enclosure
The purpose of attenuated enclosures is to prevent unauthorized people from getting near and potentially getting hurt by touching the machine. More importantly, the enclosures were meant to contain and reduce generator noise.
Unfortunately, most enclosures were made from concrete, steel sheet panels, wood, and PVC, and were poor mitigation materials. They reflect sound waves instead of absorbing or breaking them apart. As a result, the noise from the generator within the enclosure reverberates and magnifies, dispersing in every direction and disturbing homes and businesses nearby.
Sound Fighter Systems does things differently by building a sound barrier for generator sets that effectively breaks down sound waves via sound-absorption. The result? A noticeable noise reduction, even when you stand near the generator sound barrier.
These are the components of a modular genset sound wall by Sound Fighter Systems:
- High-density, UV, and Color-stabilized Synthetic Shell: These sound panels have holes that capture and absorb sound waves instead of reflecting them.
- Premium Absorptive Material: The panels absorb and diffuse the noise instead of bouncing the sound waves in every direction.
How Does a Generator Sound Barrier Work?
Sound Fighter Systems’ sound absorptive, genset noise reduction barriers are modular panels that are stacked on top of each other tongue-in-groove, each locking securely into a structural steel framework.
As sound waves penetrate walls via the perforations and pass through the absorptive material within, they break down and eventually dissipate.
Applications of a Generator Sound Attenuated Enclosure
Where can we build a sound-absorptive enclosure or wall for generator systems? The following are a few examples:
- Commercial buildings
- Multi-family residential buildings
- Educational institutions
- Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare and medical research institutions
- Power generation plants
- Production factories
Sound Fighter Systems’ engineers work closely with every client in designing a sound-attenuated generator enclosure. We can build it as high as three stories – on a building rooftop, a yard, an outdoor area, or inside a facility.
The Benefits of Building a Genset Sound Attenuator
Sound Fighter Systems helps facilities comply with OSHA regulations for workplace safety. The OSHA sets the maximum permissible exposure limit (PEL) to 90 dBA for eight hours for all employees. This means employees who must work in environments with high noise levels cannot be exposed to over 90dBA noise and can only be at work for eight hours per day.
EMPLOYEE WELFARE AND SAFETY
Building a genset sound enclosure helps prevent hearing damage among employees, facility guests, and the general public. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, warns that prolonged exposure to noise over 70 decibels can start damaging one’s ears. Meanwhile, exposure to noise levels over 120 decibels can cause immediate ear damage.
GOOD WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT
Hardworking employees shouldn’t have to endure uncomfortable working conditions. If you can make it so employees won’t spend eight to nine hours in a noisy environment, they will be in better condition to work and be productive during their shifts.
Noise problems can spawn long-term clashes between establishments that own generators and their neighboring residents or business owners. Investing in noise attenuation barriers saves you the headache of addressing complaints from the local community.
Get an Effective Sound Barrier for Your Generator With Sound Fighter Systems
A generator sound-attenuated enclosure benefits everyone on your property and beyond. It will help you comply with local regulations and avoid sanctions and conflicts within your local community. With our state-of-the-art technology and flexible sound attenuation wall designs, Sound Fighter Systems is the best company to build a noise reduction barrier or enclosure for your generators.
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