Mitigate the risk of costly retrofits, delays and complaints.
Patching Associates provide specialised industrial noise consulting in Brisbane, Queensland and throughout Australia. The Environment Protection Act (EP Act) and the Environmental Protection (Noise) Policy 2008 (EPP Noise) requires Industrial facilities to complete a Noise Impact Assessment (NIA) to identify the potential impact of noise on environmental values and appropriately regulate noise activities and limit the potential for noise nuisance at sensitive receptors.
Under the EP Act, noise is considered a contaminant and noise nuisance is considered environmental harm. The EP Act also requires supporting information for a noise management plan, to enable efficient and effective response to noise management issues.
We provide Australian industrial operators with:
These types of facilities in Queensland and Australia include Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities, Commercial Factories, Recycling Facilities, Waste Services, Water Plants, Seawater Desalination, Batching Plants, and Refractory Facilities.
Our most common assessments for industrial facilities include exterior noise impact assessments and interior occupational exposure studies, workplace noise maps and noise control solution design for areas and equipment exceeding acceptable noise levels.
Industrial facility operators and owners come to us when they are interested in designing acoustic considerations into their process buildings or seeking solutions to excess noise exposure for their workers and operators.
Predict noise levels from proposed or existing facilities at the nearest or most impacted occupied dwellings. Our Brisbane and Queensland Noise Impact Assessments (NIAs) benefit facility owners by assessing compliance with the Environment Protection Regulation 2008, proactively managing noise, and allowing for engagement with landowners and stakeholders.
Our models simulate how sound propagates in your facility’s environment, which accurately predicts the noise levels at the closest resident or occupied dwelling. Based on your needs, our model can be designed to achieve regulatory compliance, pinpoint noise levels in any location, or eliminate guesswork from noise control design.
Our NIA clients are typically facility designers and operators looking for regulatory assurance and acoustic support in design or modification of their facility in Queensland and New South Wales.
Manage noise levels and effectively communicate communicating safety procedures to your employees. Noise at the workplace that exceeds the exposure standards is a major cause of hearing loss to Australian workers.
Australian industrial facilities must ensure workers are not exposed to noise that exceeds the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulation of 83 dB(A) or 140 dB( C ). Based in Brisbane, Patching Associates uses precision sound level measuring equipment throughout Australia to create highly detailed maps to precisely assess noise exposure and create actionable noise maps.
The WHS requires workplaces to manage the risk of hearing loss from noise. Facilities are to ensure that the noise a worker is exposed to, does not exceed the exposure standard for noise.
Effective noise control solutions can be implemented in the design phase of a facility, construction of a new workplace, or through modifications to an existing facility. We provide noise control solutions through Brisbane and Australia-wide. The need for noise control should be considered when deciding production methods or processes and when the need to reduce noise exposure has been established.
Patching Associates uses 3D modelling software such as ODEON and acoustical mapping software to simulate noise exposure, interior acoustics, speech intelligibility and create indoor noise maps of buildings.
Our Australian clients use this data to identify areas for acoustical treatment. We then work with them to develop and implement a noise management plan.
Marty Baker, Office Manager – Project Manager, Senior U/T and Pipeline Technician
Whether it’s an existing or proposed facility, we work with industrial operators,
engineering firms and communities to find cost-effective solutions for the project.