Industrial Noise
& Vibration Centre

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Our unique approach

Our client list includes a who’s who of the major public and commercial organisations is a consequence of a very successful track record. Our reputation is built on the ability to provide elegant and innovative engineering solutions to problems in addition to, or instead of, traditional palliative techniques. This gives you more options, a guarantee that you’ll be using current best practice – plus typical project cost savings of 50% – 110% (the latter for self-financing projects).

 

Examples include: developing the worlds only yoghurt based noise control system that saved the client > £100k on a £110k project; using aerodynamic fan noise control technology instead of silencers to save £90k on a £100k quote (the 6% system efficiency gain made this a very profitable project that the engineer would have implemented even if noise had not been a problem); noise and vibration control for chocolate manufacture that also improved product quality and has saved £millions.

Peter Wilson: INVC technical directorPeoples’ hearing and hands (HAVS) are being needlessly damaged through lack of knowledge. This is not rocket science, so why are these risks so poorly managed? People are still going deaf because they think PPE works well enough. It doesn’t. Hearing risk can easily be reduced by >80% at virtually no cost almost everywhere (reducing dementia risk by c 9% too). We know how to do this, so why is this information not widely used to stop this preventable damage?

 

Environmental noise plagues people for months or years when it should be sorted within weeks. This inflicts unnecessary stress, health problems and deaths. Why? Partly lack of knowledge on the part of the regulators, but mainly because the “environmental noise industry” is not fit for purpose. Nearly 90% of the reports surveyed by regulators should have been sent straight back as the general level of noise diagnosis and control expertise is abysmal. This must change.

 

I have been involved in noise and vibration for a very long time (founding INVC in 1985) and have become increasingly frustrated by the lack of progress in spreading best practices that benefit both people and industry. That’s why we’ve become the leading trainers, that’s why we innovate and that’s why we’ve released tools and technology as open source.

 

Frustrated engineer and educator mode cancel. Peter Wilson, Technical Director, INVC.

Give us a call for a second opinion

Many organisations have us on fast-dial for noise and vibration projects. They like the fact that they can call to discuss them with engineers who really understand their problems with the reassurance that any advice is based on worldwide best practice. We also provide a free, planet-wide Remote Diagnosis and Control service. Simply email smartphone project data for us to analyse and provide details and costs for the best solution.

Noise control best practice video blog by our technical director, Peter Wilson, outlining our approach – with examples…

Noise and Vibration Consultancy

Best Practice: whatever problem a client has, we make sure they get the best practical advice and solution available anywhere. Wherever existing best practice has been a hassle or not up to par for the circumstances, we’ve develop new best practices. We enjoy being innovators.

Training

Effective Training: noise and vibration are technical subjects, but, despite current conventions, they don’t have to be academic (we suspect a plot…). As busy professionals don’t generally have the time (or the inclination) to become specialists, we have made our training pragmatic, effective – and enjoyable…

  • we developed a unique, totally non-mathematical way to teach noise (the taming of the decibel) that is used in the competency courses we developed for IOSH. This makes them more practical and easier than the conventional academic courses.
  • pictures and sounds are worth 1000 words. We use a lot of media examples – it has been suggested that we should do a Christmas Lecture…