Mining

Coal is the world’s most abundant and important source of primary energy and it’s spread worldwide throughout some 100 developed and developing countries. In fact, there is enough coal to meet global needs for the next 250 years. Mines, however, are required to follow stringent environmental practices and regulations in order to minimize their impact on both the environment and human health.

Noise Solutions has extensive knowledge and experience providing comprehensive and cost-effective industrial noise compliance solutions to the mining industry. Since 1997, our surefire process has addressed noise and vibration regulations, and issues pertaining to mining operations in North America. We tailor each solution to meet our customer’s schedule, budget, environmental and regulatory requirements.

Visit the Solutions section on our website to learn more about Noise Solutions products and services for the mining industry.

Related Reading

Shushing the Giants, A unique first-in-Canada noise mitigation project ensures TransAlta’s neighbors sleep soundly, CIM Magazine March/April 2009
This paper discusses how TransAlta’s Highvale mine in Canada, which uses some of the biggest available earth-moving equipment, retrofitted sound suppression products on 32 pieces of mining equipment. Read the article.

Large Haul Truck Mufflers ‘That Work’, by Faszer Farquharson & Associates in Alberta (now FFA Consultants in Acoustics and Noise Control Ltd.), Canada (2004)
This paper discusses the Genesee Coal Mine in rural Alberta that was required to mitigate noise from three Komatsur 510E, 150 ton coal haul trucks. Read the paper.

Engineering Directorate NASA Kennedy Space Centre
“I’ve been wanting to say “thanks” for the excellent work your Noise Solutions Team did in reducing the sound levels throughout the Shuttle Crawler Transporters. We had the opportunity to roll Shuttle Atlantis to the launch pad twice and I had the opportunity to experience first-hand the reduced noise levels due to your new Mufflers & Acoustical Ventilation Systems”
Perry L. Becker
Chief, Shuttle Ground Structural Systems Branch
Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd.
“Noise Solutions Inc. proved they could set up an engineered solution, they could guarantee it, and stand by it and in the end all of our targets that were set as objectives were met, measured, and proven to be true.”
Gerald Perina
Materials Manager
Hunt Oil Company
“Our goal was to put 1445 horse power worth of compression on the Caroline Gas Plant without adding any noise to the existing ambient noise that came from the plant. I thought it was a pretty steep goal, but the acoustical assessment and Noise Solutions said it was achievable, so that seemed like the best viable option to go for. We did it and we met the goal of zero adder. Our operators were telling me later, when you stand outside the door in that building on the platform you couldn’t tell whether the compressor was running or not. So that’s pretty fantastic, really!”
Joe MacLean
Facilities Engineer
Trident Exploration
“Through our work with Noise Solutions we have been able to achieve the ERCB regulations set for a distance of 1500 meters on site.”
Greg Arthur
Northern Area Field Superintendent
Encana
“Working with the Noise Solutions Team is great because I know they have my best interests at the heart of their business. Their commitment to customer service is second to none.”
Steve Lee
EnCana