Society seeks to limit or control noise when noise levels become irritating. Noise control should reduce hearing risk to acceptable levels within cost effective parameters. Noise control can result in improved worker communication, increased productivity, higher quality of work output and a quieter, safer work environment.
There are four major sources that contribute to the overall noise level of a natural gas compressor station. The prime mover, whether it is a reciprocating engine or a gas turbine; jacket water cooling; gas compressors, either reciprocating or centrifugal; and relief valves including compressor, piping pressure relief, blowdown, and station ESD systems
Mueller Environmental Designs, Inc. provides noise surveys to detect noise sources and determine noise levels, noise prediction studies and a wide variety of noise canceling equipment for natural gas transmission companies and their pipelines.