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Modern buildings cannot function effectively without essential building services equipment - all of which produce noise and vibrations and, in many instances, are in close proximity to noise sensitive spaces.

The high isolation standards for building components means the existing background noise level inside apartments is becoming lower and consequently even the smallest building service equipment can generate annoyance.

Noise isolation measures are generally implemented for the health and wellbeing of the building’s occupants; however vibration isolation is usually a mandatory requirement for structural integrity/stability and the protection of sensitive equipment.

The dynamic parts of mechanical equipment will inevitably generate noise and vibration and, as they are usually mechanically secured to the supporting structure, high levels of structure-borne noise and vibration are likely. In order to mitigate this potential noise nuisance these machines, and their associated connections, must be decoupled from the supporting structure.

Examples of building services and mechanical equipment are: electrical transformers, generators, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (HVACs), control rooms, air handling units (AHUs), pump sets, extract fans, pipework, ducting and peripheral devices, lift systems (rails, motor, and electrical closet), heat pumps, chillers and cooling towers, compressors, cogeneration plants (CHP).

Typical examples of where our industrial solutions can be used to minimise the effects of noise and vibration from machinery:

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