Case Studies in Acoustic Performance

ford plant noise control

Ford Motor Company's policy of creating and maintaining high standards of employee comfort and benefits led to a desire to reduce the noise level exposure for workers in the surrounding area.

portland museum of art soundproofing

Kevin’s concern was that the higher noise levels generated by the new Carrier chiller would disturb visitors in the display viewing area. He was also worried that he would lose the effective use of the remaining workshop space--more than 400 square feet. Another consideration was the heat generated by the unit itself.

big dig noise control

One sensitive issue of such a significant project is how construction noise will impact local businesses and residences. Quincy Marketplace, a unique, open-air collection of restaurants, shops and offices, is located adjacent to a section of the project requiring working underneath an overhead highway, while a densely populated residential area is located on the opposite side.

acoustic enclosure

Like other manufacturers, this plastics producer has a certain amount of waste inherit in the making of a product. Fortunately, they are able to recycle waste. Waste is loaded into a granulator which grinds the plastic into tiny pellets. Eventually these pellets are reused in a finished product. The problem was that no employee wanted to go near the granulator. It was the loudest machine on the shop floor peaking at 110 dB (A).

Tennessee gas pipline

Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s mainline compressor station 254 is in the small town of Nassau, New York, located just South of Albany. The station houses five 1400 horsepower compressors. These compressors make it possible for natural gas to flow to thousands of homes throughout New York and New England.

Coney Island

A New York City based contractor reached out to Sound Seal with the complex and complicated opportunity to solve the noise concerns surrounding this project. The solution proposed had to be lightweight but also carry high acoustical ratings and a Class A flammability rating.