Noise Monitoring & Reporting
Acoustical Control offers state of the art noise monitoring services for short-term or long-term projects. Our sound monitoring equipment can be deployed in remote locations across the United States and the data can be viewed in real-time through a dedicated web portal. All of our equipment is American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved and is calibrated regularly to ensure accurate noise measurement records.
Our equipment can be used for 24/7 continuous monitoring of noise levels at your work site to verify compliance with local noise exposure ordinances. Daily and/or weekly noise reports can be provided if necessary. Please contact us about our sound- level monitoring services.
Ambient Noise Surveys (ANS)
A noise survey is conducted before any operations at the proposed job site. The purpose of these surveys is to collect the existing sound levels and different types of environmental noise at the site before the introduction of noise-generating operations and/or equipment. Once the ambient or background noise levels are collected, they are oftentimes used to calculate an allowable noise level for the proposed operations at the site to know how much noise exposure will need to be limited.
Noise Impact Assessments (NIA)
Noise Impact Assessments (NIA) are fully comprehensive noise reports specifically tailored for individual locations. They include ambient noise surveys, noise impact models, and mitigation design. Each noise assessment takes into account environmental noise, site sound levels, the projected development noise climate, and even the noise impact of road traffic. The noise impact assessment will help set out exactly the noise sources and noise levels involved at each site.
Noise Impact Modeling
The Noise Impact Modeling identifies and predicts the noise levels of your operation and/or equipment to determine if any mitigation measures should be utilized. The results of our predictive noise modeling analysis are presented as noise contour maps in a report and show how the operational and environmental noise propagates into the surrounding area before and after mitigation measures have been implemented.
Actual topographic data from a national database is used in addition to noise mapping and any topographical modifications made to the site as part of the location construction. This provides accurate noise predictions by including elevation data in the model. The mitigation measures provided in our report contain details on the location, height, and Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings of any acoustical barriers and/or buildings required to achieve the desired noise level at the drilling or construction sites.
Equipment Noise Analysis
Acoustical Control offers noise analysis and noise measurements to figure out the environmental effects that equipment will produce on a site. Such analysis will include detecting the frequency range and larges noise source in worksites and using the data to create an accurate noise model. With the noise effects predicted and the noise measurement information put in easy to understand analysis, precautions can be put in place to minimize sound exposure and pollution in surrounding neighborhoods.
The purpose of compliance noise monitoring is to measure and document the operational noise levels of drilling rigs, hydraulic fracturing, compressor stations, pump stations, generators, construction projects, and other noise emitting activities. These results determine whether or not the sound levels comply with the requirements and standards set by the state, county, or local municipality. If the noise level is too high as it reaches the surrounding community, it could risk hearing loss in residents. It will almost surely push past any efforts for hearing conservation for employees. Typically, the compliance survey lasts anywhere from 24-72 hours but can last longer if necessary. Environmental noise control methods and sound barriers can help minimize risks of scoring poorly on this survey.
The 24/7 monitoring of sound from any noise-generating operation that allows the owner of the business or governmental agencies to view the sound levels in real-time. If a company is aware of any environmental noise they are producing–and at what noise level–they can more effectively control it.