Noise Reduction

In response to concerns from local people, we have invested heavily over the past two years in a successful programme of improvements designed to reduce noise from our asphalt plant.

 

 

Noise Reduction

In response to concerns from local people, we have invested heavily over the past two years in a successful programme of improvements designed to reduce noise from our asphalt plant.

The project began with the commissioning of environmental noise consultant Hylton Dawson to guide the work and to institute a review of operations in order to identify noise sources and recommend potential improvements.

Subsequent work has focused on several key areas:

  • Coating plant exhaust stack – a special £22,000 attenuator was fitted in 2008 and resulted in a substantial improvement.

  • Aggregate drier – we invested £90,000 in 2009 on replacing the dryer vessel, another major noise source.

  • Burner – we erected a substantial insulated building costing £15,000 to house the burner, again achieving a significant reduction in noise.

  • In early 2010, we also enclosed what is known as the “filler blower” at a cost of £15,000.

The total investment adds up to some £167,000. We have also challenged our own workforce to be vigilant in highlighting any further sources of noise.

Noise levels are monitored and recorded on a regular basis. Any issues raised by members of the public are dealt with promptly, although levels of concern have noticeably dropped.

You can view a presentation on the noise reduction improvements here.


Contact Information

To make a comment or for further information please contact Mark Kelly at planninggb@cemex.com.

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