Plant Noise Emission Abatement Measures

Applies to: Pellet/Briquette Plant; CHP Plant

Description:

This indicator refers to the negative impacts of noise emission from plant operation on human health. According to the WHO findings, noise is the second largest environmental cause of health problems, just after the impact of air quality. The indicator considers abatement measures implemented (noise barriers, enclosure of noisy component, anti-vibration supports and flexible interconnections for equipment, use of mufflers or silencers, sound-absorptive materials in walls and ceilings, feedstock handling and preparation, process scheduling etc.) and a distance from the plant to residential areas.

Questions:

What is the distance from the plant to the nearest residential area?

Which measures are implemented to abate the plant's noise emissions?

Rating:

At least three measure implemented, distance from the nearest residential area more than 400 m

Distance from the nearest residential area more than 400 m

At least two measure implemented, distance from the nearest residential area less than 400 m

Less than two measures implemented, distance from the nearest residential area less than 400 m

Sources of information:

Lindberg J.P. and J. Tana. 2012. Best Available Techniques (BAT) in solid biomass fuel processing, handling, storage and production of pellets from biomass. TemaNord 2012:550.

European Commission. 2006. Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Reference Document on Best Available Techniques for Large Combustion Plants.