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Applications and Limitations of Acoustical Walls

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Though acoustical walls do have their applications as noise control measures, these applications are limited by the nature and behaviour of sound itself. While acoustical walls can be engineered using materials that absorb noise to minimize the reflection of sound off the barrier, sound can still diffract, traveling over and around the wall. Placing an acoustical wall on one side of a noise source mitigates noise in the space directly adjacent to the wall, opposite the sound source, known as the wall’s sound shadow. The only significant sound attenuation an acoustical wall can perform is found within this sound shadow created by the wall. If the receiver point or affected residence falls outside of the sound shadow, a wall provides little to no attenuation value.

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Noise Solutions to Appear on Major News Networks in North America and Internationally

Promoting a world-class solution on Fox Business Network, CNBC and Bloomberg International Download and read the PDF version of this media release CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA – May 14, 2014 – Noise Solutions Inc., North America’s leading provider of engineered industrial noise suppression products and services will be featured on 21st Century Television later this month […]

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Noise Solutions to Receive 2014 Phoenix Award in New Business Startup Category

Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce honors excellence in business Download the PDF version of this media release SHARON, PENNSYLVANIA – May 7, 2014 – Noise Solutions Inc., North America’s leading provider of engineered industrial noise suppression products and services is the recipient of the 2014 Phoenix Awards in the category of New Business Startup. The […]

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Low Frequency Noise: Identification and Mitigation

Low frequency noise (LFN) is generally defined on the Common Octave Bands as 250 hertz (Hz) or less. You might know it better as that chest-rattling thump of the bass from a car driving past with its music cranked. You can’t really make out the song, but you can feel the beat in your chest. Or even as the pulse of the speakers at a concert that make you worry you’re having heart palpitations. In short, LFN is felt more than it is heard.

LFN is to the noise world what the marathon runner is to athletics; it has long wavelengths (31.5 Hz, for example, is almost 35 feet long), high endurance, and will travel long distances. Compared to the high-frequency sprinter, a sound wave at 8000 Hz is only 1.65 inches long. The higher the energy, the quicker it dissipates.

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Noise Solutions Appoints Two Key Executive Roles

Noise Solutions Inc., the leading North American provider of engineered noise suppression equipment for the oil and gas sector announces the appointment of two new roles to the executive team. Steve Morgan has been appointed Executive Vice President and Ryan Russell has been appointed Director Quality Control.

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The Missed Intent of Noise Regulations

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In spite of the good intentions that motivate the development of industrial noise regulations, the reality is that these regulations frequently fall short of meeting their fundamental goals.

For residents living near industrial operations, the added noise can have a very damaging impact on quality of life. It only makes sense for regulatory bodies to attempt to mitigate this impact by imposing certain noise standards on Industry that will promote a balance between the productivity of industrial operations and the wellbeing of the surrounding community.

Ultimately, the purpose behind a noise regulation is to ensure that the noise generated by an industrial presence has minimal negative impact on the quality of life of those in the community.

However, like so many well-intentioned environmental policies, the theory behind noise regulations is solid, but something integral to their success is lost in practice. This discrepancy is due, in no small part, to the misunderstanding that surrounds the two primary types of noise regulations: Property-Line-Based Regulations (PLBRs) and Receiver-Based Regulations (RBRs).

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Noise Solutions Contributes to Economic Boom in Mercer County

Noise Solutions Inc., the North American leader of engineered turnkey industrial noise control, announces the official opening of its full-service operations in Sharon, Pennsylvania. The 55,000 square foot U.S. manufacturing plant is Noise Solutions’ second vertically integrated enterprise. The company’s headquarters has been operating in Alberta, Canada, since 1997.

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Noise Solutions Expands Manufacturing into U.S.

Noise Solutions Inc., the North American leader of engineered turnkey industrial noise control, announces the its new 55,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Sharon, Pennsylvania. The facility, which is scheduled to open this fall, will help Noise Solutions better service clients in the U.S. and expand its presence into new territories and markets, while maintaining a strong client-base in Canada. 

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Are Quieter Communities Possible?

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Noise has often been defined as any sound which is disturbing, harmful or unwanted.  It stands to reason therefore that the sounds of greatest concern are those which threaten or affect the health or well-being of individuals. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The WHO believes environmental noise can have serious effects on people and their health, interfering with daily activities at school, work and home. If we accept the WHOs definition of health, then noise can potentially be considered a health hazard.

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Noise Solutions Website Gets a Facelift!

Noise Solutions Inc. announces today its new website which has been redesigned with a brand new look, easier navigation and relevant content and resources. The website, which is targeted at engineers and operators in oil and gas, mining, power, aerospace and various other industries that require effective and lasting noise control solutions, has been designed with a fresh, innovative appearance and user-friendly functionality. The site’s homepage at www.noisesolutions.com welcomes visitors with warm colors, a clean uncluttered design, and a carousel banner providing a visual representation of the best quality turnkey industrial noise control solution.

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