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Vibration due to Noise

Vibration due to Noise

Vibration due to Noise


Dear Colleagues:

I'm working at the moment in a project were our client is asking us to comply with the following Noise Vibration levels.

Category    Vibration limit (?)see com: 1    Rooms/ areas    Comments
1    < 0.02 m/s2    Central control room     
2    < 0.04 m/s2    Workshops, laboratories, control rooms, offices and equipment rooms,    
3    < 0.07 m/s2    Process and utility areas    
4    < 0.25 m/s2    Locally to equipment    
5    < 3 m/s2    Normally unmanned areas    

Can a normal construction comply with these limits or special construction has to be provided. I appreciate everyone's support.

RE: Vibration due to Noise

Noise and vibration effects and loads due to them are very unique specialty and can be indeed a nuisance. I recommend that you get in touch with an engineering firm (or an engineer) who specializes in this area. This way you can go to sleep, achieve a good design and your client would be happy.

There is nothing wrong in bringing in an expert to aid you in your design. I would not dare venture into areas where I ma vulnerable and week. I also think it is very unprofessional.



RE: Vibration due to Noise

I agree with Lufti.

This is not an area of 'normal' engineering. Specialists in acoustics may well be your first choice.

I note that the reqirement for area 5 is radically different from the other values.

Has your client asked for any method of verifying compliance? I imagine that there may be significant costs in site testing vibration performance.

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