As the number of gas compressors and pipeline excavation operations near sensitive noise receptors in urban areas continues to increase across the United States, concern grows about the associated environmental noise impact of the gas compressors and gas transmission facilities.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and many cities, counties, and states have enacted new regulations and noise ordinances that require operators to meet specific decibel level requirements and encourage compressor & production equipment sound control.
Environmental Noise Control, Inc. has developed a multi-layered gas compressor & production equipment sound control approach to helping operators meet the requirements of the increasingly strict noise ordinances.
ENC’s experienced personnel meet with operators and review applicable ordinances to determine the best noise control solutions, such as a noise control enclosure on a site-by-site basis. Gas compressor sound levels, including frequency spectra levels, are measured & analyzed to ensure the sound control system is designed to meet the equipment’s specific frequency conditions.
This is most critical in applications where extra low frequency (ELF) and/or infrasound low-frequency sound levels are generated by the operation of the compressor equipment.
The most commonly implemented noise mitigation methods include the installation of temporary and permanent sound walls, equipment enclosures, and acoustically treated buildings.
Contact Environmental Noise Control about its compressor noise mitigation & noise control enclosure options.