Dates: Oct 5, 2021
What are the consequences of noise emissions? The conversion of flow mechanical energy to noise can lead to possible fatigue failure of relief and/or process piping, and potential hearing loss or damage. The costs for additional piping supports and engineering may also increase. Noise can have a negative impact on workers, such as hearing loss, physical and psychological stress, and reduced productivity. Noise can also interfere with plant communication, and contribute to accidents and injuries by making it difficult to hear warning signals.
Process Safety Office® SuperChems™ v10.5 users now enjoy enhanced methods for calculating sound power level and sound pressure level (noise):
The noise definition object adds acoustic efficiency and frequency weighting options to sound pressure level. The A weighting frequency scale is widely used, as it shows the best correlation between sound pressure level and potential hearing damage.
SuperChems™ single phase and two-phase jet models include the new enhancements.
SuperChems™ single phase and two-phase flame jet models also include the new enhancements.
A noise summary is added to all the jet and flame jet models with exposure time limits highlighted.
Noise contours display options are provided for all the jet and flame jet models.
The noise contours provide multiple displays including vertical profiles, frequency profiles, and attenuation.
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