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The Cost of Hazardous Occupational Noise & Benefits of New Noise Reduction Technologies

December 6, 2023
By Brian Weaver, Executive Director of Sales & Adam Paris, Inside Sales Engineer

Many industrial sites experience high levels of noise exposure. OSHA reports that 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous occupational noise each year. Prolonged exposure to excessive noise can lead to permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). According to the CDC, about 46% of workers in manufacturing are exposed to hazardous noise.

Process control environments are no exception. Control valves and regulators critical to enabling processes and advancing production create noise. High flow and high pressure drop applications tend to reach high sound levels quickly. Noise solutions for valves and regulators can be specified to address decibel requirements. Controlling noise volumes at their source is the most effective solution.
Emerson and ECI supply products developed specifically to reduce noise. Fisher’s Whisper Trim Technology, including Whisper Trim Cages, WhisperTube, Whisper NXV Trim and Whisper NXG Trim, reduces noise up to 30 dBA.

Access solutions that will help you reduce noise and create a safer environment