When one thinks of clean drinking water, many things may come to mind – natural water sources, reservoirs, treatment facilities, to name a few. But you may be surprised to learn that removable insulation blankets have a role to play in bringing that fresh water to your table.
Sometimes, that role has to do with heat management. But every so often, we are called upon to helped with sound and vibrations issues that can crop up in industrial facilities. And such was to case recently at a local water treatment plant, where the ‘Ozone Generators’ (used to disinfect the water at the treatment plant) were letting off some ‘not so good vibrations’, making the surrounding area uncomfortable to work in.
After a study recommended removable insulation as a solution to the excess noise and vibration, the Firwin team was called in to propose a solution.
The final product was a blend of 2″ thick mineral insulation coupled with a lb/ft² sound sheet. Since only ends of the vessel were to be covered, our design engineers also had to incorporate a unique fastening method to ensure that the blankets remained in place.
A follow up study done by the Generator manufacturer concluded that “by covering the Generator covered at both ends with a noise blanket, the noise was greatly reduced below the specification requirements of 80 dbm”.
If you need some help on a sound or vibration issue, feel free to give us a call.