Industrial Noise & Vibration Centre

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1 Day Fan Noise Control Master Class

noise training - fan noise control

From large industrial units to fast food restaurant kitchen extract fans, fans of all kinds are the single most common environmental noise source. This workshop provides detailed guidance on “best practice” to assess and control noise from all types of fans with case studies on measurement, noise specification, installation details, silencers and simple, low-cost fan noise reduction retro-fixes for many small fan installations. It includes:-

  • simple, low-cost retro-fit fixes for common fan noise problems
  • fan noise evaluation techniques (tones, hums, whines...)
  • smartphone use for quick evaluations
  • pros and cons of all the control options, old and new
  • low noise installation guidance - and much more...

Many EHOs have benefited from running the very low-cost in-house version at a host authority. The workshop has also proved popular for training Environment Agency staff.

"..the best lecturer I have ever had with relevant case studies...". Jon Tofts: PPC officer Environment Agency
The value of the content is such that a high tech fuel-cell technology company recently flew engineers from both the USA and India to the UK for their own, highly confidential, version...

Location: public courses take place at our head office in Slough or can be delivered in-house eg at a host local authority, inviting EHOs from the surrounding area. This provides high-quality training at a fraction of the cost.

Course outline: 1 day workshop designed for Health, Safety and Environmental Managers, engineers, EHOs and regulators involved in occupational, environmental (and planning) noise where fans are a common issue.

Learning objectives and outcomes:  provide delegates with the knowledge to analyse and assess fan noise and detailed guidance on the mitigation options, including the latest technology.

Accreditation: an INVC attendance certificate is issued
Qualification: 2 CPD Points
Relevant regulations etc: BS 4142-2014; the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005; planning requirements, Buy Quiet purchasing policies

  • Measurement parameters
  • Sound propagation and fan noise characteristics
  • Diagnosis - recording - analysis
  • Conventional and innovative fan noise control techniques
  • Remote Control of noise using smartphone data

Multi-media case studies are used throughout to illustrate the main points. Course notes are provided

FREE Private copy of FrequencyMaster noise analysis software (worth £900) is provided for every delegate.

Delegates can bring current or past case studies for discussion. They can also bring recordings for analysis (CD, USB key or via email prior to the workshop - by pre-arrangement)

Ideally to have some experience of environmental or occupation noise issues that involve fans. Other than that, none...

Suitable for Health Safety & Environmental Managers, Engineers, EHOs and others involved in occupational and environmental noise (and planning) where fan noise is a regular issue.