Merford applies new noise control technology to a London transformer station
In the heart of London, the transformers of a power distribution station could be heard by local residents. Merford installed an acoustic screen with the NoiseTrap® technology developed by Sonobex. A revolutionary metamaterial technology where sound is passively cancelled in the panel and natural ventilation is also possible. Network operator UK Power Networks was the first to successfully use this technology for the substation in the Bayswater district, London.
Merford reduces noise from Combined Heat and Power station
Contact lens manufacturer Bausch+Lomb is rightly proud of the state of the art combined heat and power (CHP) station at its production site in Waterford (Ireland). And Merford Noise Control is rightly proud of the acoustic solution provided to reduce CHP noise to acceptable levels. The architect responsible for designing the expansion project had some special requirements.
Effective acoustic research in the hemi-anechoic chamber of Ghent University
During the first months of 2016 Merford Noise Control realized a hemi-anechoic room for Ghent University, Belgium. Chambers like these get used for acoustic research where reverberations must be avoided. The room for Ghent University features a cut-off frequency of 63 Hz. Merford took care of the full solution, from engineering to installation.
Noise control for transformers West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm
On behalf of Royal Smit Transformers, Merford Noise Control has developed a set of sound-insulating enclosures for the large power transformers and shunt reactors of an offshore wind farm. The enclosures have been equipped with sound-insulated ventilation systems. This combination limits the emission of noise to a sound power level of 70 dB(A).
Merford produces enclosures for compressors on Edvard Grieg oil platform
In 2013, Merford was awarded a contract for the design and construction of four sound-insulating enclosures for Siemens Energy Oil & Gas for the Norwegian production platform Edvard Grieg. The enclosures will be installed around Siemens compressor trains on two decks of the platform’s Process Module. The compressors will be used to transport gas from the production platform to the Scottish coast and to the Sleipner A platform, as well as for re-injecting gas into the field. To protect operators in the immediate environment of the compressor skids, it was decided to equip the installations with sound-insulating enclosures.