Importance of Using a Noise Reduction Enclosure in a Generator

Sponmech has over 30 years of technical knowledge in designing, producing, and fitting acoustic enclosures. This competence includes both custom and standard sections.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that around 17,000 persons in the UK have occupational noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus, or another form of ear problem. Sponmech can provide businesses and organizations with solutions to reduce noise to help them tackle this issue and ensure that they comply with any noise safety laws.

A noise-deadening box or surround, also known as an acoustic enclosure, is a structure that either reduces sound levels or contains them. In most cases, the customer will state, in terms of dB(A), the degree to which they would like the noise reduced (decibel levels).

Sponmech is capable of manufacturing noise reduction enclosures for example a generator acoustic enclosure of enormous scale dimensions. In the West Midlands, we are the company that manufactures the most acoustic noise enclosures than any other.

All the noise control solutions designed and manufactured by Sponmech are fully HSE compliant and conform to the BS EN ISO 15667:2000 standard for noise control by enclosures and cabins.

Steps for soundproofing a generator

It is possible to lower the noise produced by the generator by anything from 1 decibel (an ineffectual remedy) to over 20 dB, depending on the combination of procedures you take to lower the noise. When soundproofing a generator, several fundamental steps should be taken into consideration.

Determine the appropriate size for your needs: the volume of the generator will increase proportionately with its power output. Determine how much electricity you will require, and then choose a generator that can supply that quantity of power. This will result in a lower overall noise level.

Make sure the exhaust is oriented away from where you are positioned, or even straight up if possible. Make sure the exhaust is pointed away from where you are placed. This will aid in the sound’s gradual disappearance.

Maintain a safe distance — You should position the generator so that it is as far away from you as feasible, preferably at least 20 feet away. Invest in extension cords that are both exceptional length and heavy strength.

Stay on the softer ground, as hard surfaces such as concrete or asphalt will amplify the reverberation and the noise level. The vibrations will be much reduced if you put the generator on grass or dirt. If you cannot find soft ground, you can make do with a rubber mat instead.

Construct an enclosure, or improve the functionality of the one you already have. We have witnessed the decibel level of a generator drop by more than 20 dB after being soundproofed with materials.

Wrapping up

Even though these suggestions might help you lower the volume of the noise to some degree, in the end, the generator will still be loud until you take action on suggestion number 5. Using an enclosure is the most effective way to reduce the noise your generator produces. You can skip forward to the next section if you do not currently possess an enclosure but are interested in making a generator sound box.

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