Eight ways to reduce vibrator noise in your plant
If you use vibrators to maintain solids flow in your plant, you know how noisy they can be. OSHA and other regulatory agencies, workers' compensation insurers, plant managers, and workers alike are taking a growing interest in controlling such workplace noise. This article concentrates on air and electric vibrators and explains how to reduce the noise they make. After discussing vibrator types, why vibrators make noise, and how vessels contribute to vibrator noise, the article describes eight ways to reduce vibrator noise. Related information covers what you should know about OSHA noise limits.
In a plant with several noisy machines running, why does vibrator noise seem particularly annoying? Probably because the vibrator cycles on and off. When the vibrator turns on, the burst of noise increases the volume of your already noisy workplace.