How To Reduce Noise From Your Generator

Ensuring that you can run your generator with as little disruption to your business as possible is an important factor to consider when investing in a generator.

Here are 5 ways to reduce noise from your generator:

Distance – The easiest way to reduce the noise from a generator is to have the generator installed at a distance from where your business operates. When the generator is moved further away, the energy is spread over a greater distance, decreasing the acoustic intensity.

Enclosures – Installing your generator in an industrial unit will ensure that the enclosure acts as an acoustic barrier and limits sound beyond it.

There is a noise reduction up to 10dB the generator is in a standard generator canopies or enclosure. A larger reduction of noise can happen when your generator is installed in a custom-built enclosure.

Insulation – Adding insulation to your enclosure will help absorb the noise, echo, and vibration within the generator enclosure.

Insulation involves lining hard surfaces with sound-absorbing materials or installing acoustic wall panels and tiles.

Anti-vibration Mounts – Setting anti-vibration mounts underneath your generator removes vibrations and decreases noise transmission. Anti-vibration mounts are available in a lot of different options including mounts, spring mounts, spring mounts, and dampers.

Attenuators – For industrial generators, the most effective way of reducing noise transmission is through attenuators. It is a device that enables large amounts of air to pass through it but limits the transmission of noise. Attenuation can reduce noise by 50-90dB.

Our team is on-hand to offer advice on the best noise reducing option for your business. Contact us to find out more!