Industrial enclosures are designed to reduce the overall noise level outside of the confines of the area to levels that are within acceptable levels to provide protection for employees or other users of the space, generally in accordance with the requirements laid down under ‘The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005’, commonly referred to as the Noise at Work Act.
Given the specification and type of machinery, test equipment or plant that need to be housed within such a structure can vary in almost every conceivable aspect, they tend to be designed as bespoke units to meet the exacting requirements needed of them in relation to size, performance requirements and finish.
Types of Enclosures
Commonly designed using modular type panels that are joined together to form a wall or roof structure these enclosures are ideal where they need to enclose fixed equipment or test areas that remain static during the lifetime of use.
Larger structures utilize a prefabricated steel support structure to ensure that the enclosure is capable of supporting the weight or keeping a wall structure rigid. Another key element is ensuring any doors match the performance levels of the wall structure so that the overall acoustic performance remains unaffected.
Airflow is a key element to many processes and the acoustic enclosures can be designed with acoustic ducts, louvres or attenuators to ensure operations within the enclosure continue with risking the overall process.
Similar to fixed enclosures with the main difference being that all components are designed to be fixed in place using suitable mechanical fixings that easily allows for the enclosure to be erected and dismantled as the need is required.
Commonly used for applications such as:
– Gear Boxes
– Test Cells
– Press Enclosures
– Production Equipment
– Small Power Generation Requirements