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Advitech’s acoustics specialists and structural engineers worked together to solve a noise issue at our client’s Coal Preparation Plant. After a detailed acoustics assessment of a noisy vacuum pump, the team used Finite Element Analysis to model the pump’s existing polyethylene exhaust system and design a replacement steel exhaust that successfully reduced noise emissions by around 8 decibels.
To identify the factors causing performance issues of the wireless mesh network, Acubis conducted a radio frequency (RF) propagation survey. Analysis from the site survey revealed multiple causes contributing to dead spots and shadowing which resulted in loss of data and voice connectivity in specific site locations.
SMS worked collaboratively with CSR Hebel to simulate the proposed design of their new manufacturing facility. Using Arena simulation software, SMS produced a simulation model which clearly demonstrated that the proposed design could not meet the production requirements.
Advitech’s functional safety engineers assisted a coal mine operator to determine the Safety Integrity Level (SIL) requirements for their safety systems. Their key concern was the risk of gas explosion during operation in care and maintenance mode, and the threat posed to a crew that entered the mine after periods of inactivity.
SMS developed a simulation model of BHP Illawarra Coal’s complex raw coal transportation system, to help address challenges related to bottlenecks and inadequate storage. Through its model, SMS was able to recommend relatively minor infrastructure upgrades, allowing BHP to avoid the need for anticipated new stockpiles or other major investment. The model was then available for ongoing use, to support decision making for other proposed projects and upgrades.
Hushpak noise control solutions achieve compliance at low cost, whilst improving accessibility and engine cooling.
Working together with a mining service provider, Hushpak set out to eliminate maintenance issues and ensure compliance with the inservice noise specification.
Advitech was engaged by a staging equipment supplier to provide independent third party engineering design verification for their specialised hoisting and lifting equipment, as part of a major upgrade at a prominent Sydney opera and theatre venue.
Novecom drew upon its Quattrosound directional noise monitoring technology to help an open cut coal mine manage specific noise issues and understand other noise sources impacting on their surrounding environment, addressing community concerns and compliance issues whilst optimising productivity.