Training Seminars: Noise Control

power plant noiseGood engineers learn many things at university and at work, but acoustics and noise control is seldom one of them.  Because it involves sound, and most of us can hear, people have a tendency to assume that it’s straightforward.  It isn’t.  So we’ll teach you what you need to know.  Quickly.

A noise control seminar might include the following topics:

  • The role of frequency and pitch: Octave Bands, 1/3 octave bands, A-weighted
  • Decibels: what they are, what they aren’t
  • Control hierarchy:
    • Modify the source
    • Treat the source
    • Treat the path
    • Protect the receiver
  • Sound Isolation
  • Vibration Isolation
  • Sound Absorption
  • Enclosure Design
  • Making sound level measurements
  • Cost of noise exposure