LOW NOISE DESIGN
18 SEPTEMBER 2019
THE ROYAL SOCIETY, LONDON
Joint event IOA Noise & Vibration Engineering Group
and Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
LOW NOISE DESIGN
WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2019
THE ROYAL SOCIETY, 6-9 CARLTON HOUSE TERRACE,
LONDON SW1Y 5AG
Awareness of the need to protect workers from damaging noise levels has never been higher, and buyers and users of machinery and tools now expect suppliers to refine their products for reduced noise, achieving better than minimum legislation. Best practice in noise control has also developed significantly in recent decades, and new methods and technologies abound. The aim of this workshop is to share knowledge and experience on recent developments in "quiet by design" for workplace machinery. This event supports the HSE’s ongoing initiatives for noise control by promoting the development, supply and purchase of low noise equipment.
Machinery designers and manufacturers seeking knowledge of quiet-by-design and legislative requirements, machinery purchasers/users seeking knowledge to understand/challenge machinery suppliers’ claims, acoustics professionals advising both purchasers and manufacturers, anyone with an interest in low-noise design
0930 Registration and refreshments
The importance of buying and designing low noise equipment
1000 The regulatory framework for occupational noise exposure
Chris Steel, HSE
1015 The issue of noise induced hearing loss claims
Sarah Haynes, ASL
1030 Noise control in construction projects
Joel Vinsant, Drilling & Sawing Association
Noise control techniques
1115 General noise control
Peter Wilson, INVC
Design in action
1330 Compressed air noise
Colin Forbes, Silvent
1350 Quiet power saw blades and cutters,
Steve Sinclair/Matthew Applegarth, Felder Group
1415 Sonobex metamaterials
Daniel Elford, Sonobex
1435 Vacuum Generators - low noise vacuum pump alternative
Colin Nevett, Piab
1455 Motion amplification in the control of noise and vibration
Dean Whittle, Reliable Maintenance Solutions
1510 Active noise control
Simon Roberts & Malcolm Smith, ISVR, University of Southampton
1545 Open forum and panel discussion
Noise control – free diagnosis and engineering control option evaluation
As part of the Low Noise Design workshop on 18th September at The Royal Society, there will be a live diagnostic and noise control option evaluation session. Delegates can take advantage of this rare opportunity for free noise control advice (or even solutions) for noisy plant or processes from the experts. Simply email a smartphone video and a few pictures plus some background information of the plant in question in advance and we will analyse the soundtrack and assess the engineering noise control options. This approach reduces typical project costs by 50% - 80% and is surprisingly often self-financing. You could even walk away with a detailed solution on the day…
Ideally, the following information would be needed before the workshop:-
- Description of the noise problem and any existing noise data or noise targets and constraints (hygiene, access etc).
- Photos of the machine/plant - both close-ups and showing the whole unit.
- One or two short video clip (c 20 secs) that clearly show the plant operation (not close-up) covering any and all intermittent activities.
- Any relevant plant mechanical details e.g. motor speeds, product, fan speed and number of blades on the impeller etc
At the workshop, we can analyse the soundtrack for frequency content and assess the noise control options against a database of past experience.
IOA YOUNG MEMBERS
This rate applies to any member who is 35 or under, or in the first 5 years of their careers.
CATERING – DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
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