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Noise control should be considered early in the design process of an industrial building to avoid costly solutions in the future if noise proves to be a problem after installation and start-up. Every month at United Steel Structures Incorporated, Director of Industrial Acoustics Dr. Tim Simmons and Estimator Zachary Jones will share why noise control is important, describe regulations that drive noise goals, explain acoustical terminology, and much more. If you have projects that require noise control or want to learn more about the technical side of Sound Science, then this podcast is for you. USSI has over 40 years of experience and has completed over 4,000 projects while working with major clients throughout the oil and gas industry, including Williams, XTO Energy, MarkWest, and many more. We want to hear from you so please send us your questions at podcast@ussi.com.

Noise control should be considered early in the design process of an industrial building to avoid costly solutions in the future if noise proves to be a problem after installation and start-up. Every month at United Steel Structures Incorporated, Director of Industrial Acoustics Dr. Tim Simmons and Estimator Zachary Jones will share why noise control is important, describe regulations that drive noise goals, explain acoustical terminology, and much more. If you have projects that require noise control or want to learn more about the technical side of Sound Science, then this podcast is for you. USSI has over 40 years of experience and has completed over 4,000 projects while working with major clients throughout the oil and gas industry, including Williams, XTO Energy, MarkWest, and many more. We want to hear from you so please send us your questions at podcast@ussi.com.
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Noise control should be considered early in the design process of an industrial building to avoid costly solutions in the future if noise proves to be a problem after installation and start-up. Every month at United Steel Structures Incorporated, Director of Industrial Acoustics Dr. Tim Simmons and Estimator Zachary Jones will share why noise control is important, describe regulations that drive noise goals, explain acoustical terminology, and much more. If you have projects that require noise control or want to learn more about the technical side of Sound Science, then this podcast is for you. USSI has over 40 years of experience and has completed over 4,000 projects while working with major clients throughout the oil and gas industry, including Williams, XTO Energy, MarkWest, and many more. We want to hear from you so please send us your questions at podcast@ussi.com.

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English

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281.496.1300


Episodes

05 Part 1 Acoustical Rules of Thumb and Demystifying the Decibel

11/5/2019
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Decibel boundaries. Zero decibels is the threshold of human hearing; that is, 0 dB is the minimum sound level an average listener can hear when no other sound is present. At 120 to 140 decibels, sound pressure is great enough to cause our ears to begin to hurt. So nearly all sounds we typically encounter fall between 0 and 120 decibels. We can even narrow that range down a bit. For everyday purposes, a bedroom will typically be in the 35-45 decibel range and a typical office environment...

Duration:00:08:43

04 What are "sound frequencies" anyway?

10/8/2019
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First of all, the term "frequencies," is a short-hand way of talking about the frequency content of the noise control problem at hand. It is a critically important consideration, because noise control treatments are generally most effective at a particular frequency, or range of frequencies. Some noise regulations even specify sound level limits on a per-frequency basis. You can think of sound frequencies like musical pitch. Low frequencies would be the low notes, and high frequencies...

Duration:00:08:12

03 The Fundamental Tenet of Noise Control - and Why It is Important to Understand It

9/10/2019
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The number one thing you need to do is to make sure that you are controlling the loudest noise source and making it quieter. If you don't do that, you risk doing nothing at all in the way of noise control. If one noise source is very loud, then a relatively quieter noise source can seem as if it isn't even there at all. Industrial noise control must recognize this dynamic, which leads me to the fundamental tenet of noise control design: "Treat the loudest source (or source group) first."...

Duration:00:07:59

02 Should I consider noise control on every project?

8/9/2019
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Yes! Every single project should consider noise control. It could simply start with asking the question, "do we think noise might be an issue here?" and go from there. If the answer is a confident "no," then you're done and you move on. If the answer is "yes," or "I'm not sure," then more work is needed. Tim has three arguments for considering noise control on every project. Learn more about our company at www.ussi.com. We want to hear from you so please send us your questions at...

Duration:00:08:30

01 What is noise control?

8/9/2019
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The term "noise control" is fairly self-explanatory, it simply means reducing or mitigating unwanted sound. "Unwanted sound" is the definition of noise. If you want to control, or mitigate, noise you need to look at one or more of three things: #1) the source of noise, that is, the machine or process causing the noise, #2) the receiver or receiver location of noise, that is, where the noise is a problem or potential problem, which could be a neighboring homeowner, or a property line...

Duration:00:07:12

00 USSI | An Acoustical and Industrial Building Podcast

8/9/2019
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Welcome to the United Steel Structures Incorporated Sound Science Podcast! Noise control should be considered early in the design process of an industrial building to avoid costly solutions in the future if noise proves to be a problem after installation and start-up. Every month, Director of Industrial Acoustics Dr. Tim Simmons and Estimator Zachary Jones will share why noise control is important, describe regulations that drive noise goals, explain acoustical terminology, and much more. If...

Duration:00:02:55