Compliance with regulations
Regulations on noise affecting the environment:
-State legislation (Royal Decree 367/2007).
-Regulations of the autonomous communities (in Catalonia, De-cree 176/2009).
Not complying with the legislation in force may result in:
1. Limitations on nocturnal operating hours.
2. Disputes with local communities.
3. Withdrawal of operating permits.
4. Forced relocation.
Apart from simply assessing the exterior noise generated by industrial processes, the ICR method is also able to locate and quantify the exact sources causing the noise pollution. This enables the ICR team to develop and propose sophisticated solutions to alleviate the disturbance. The ICR method minimises costs and maximises results by proposing solutions in the most efficient way possible, incorporating the least amount of changes, and all without interrupting production
The ICR solution is based on three principles:
Applying our own innovative technology, we can quantify a range of noise levels, whether from particular machines, entire production processes or the general ambient environment.
IIt is vital for staff to be aware of the noise generated by their normal working routines and how this can affect their environment.
-Often even basic tasks, such as unloading trucks at night, can be the most problematic.
–Likewise, using forklifts with diesel motors if and when quieter electric alternatives are available.
–The particular location of an air outlet or door can have a significant effect in reducing complaints.
-In some cases, mobile and portable solutions can often be more versatile and efficient than using large in-built facilities.
–Sound booths are rarely a solution, as working environments often require doors to be left open to facilitate movement and access.
Without understanding the significance of noise levels and their effects, it can be difficult to engineer change and improve working practice. ICR always recommends training for personnel, as knowledge and responsibility are essential to achieve our shared noise reduction objectives. In short, our ICR interventions are a shrewd combination of our owntechnology, imagination and time-served experience
1. Allows you to comply with current legislation, avoiding costly overruns and production delays.
2. Enables sustainable integration of industry within the surrounding environment.
3. Avoids tensions with local communities – as these disputes often complicate basic industrial operations.