Noise Control Services Procurement in the US
This report is intended to assist buyers of noise control services. Suppliers provide consultations, surveys, building insulation and acoustical engineering work designed to reduce the decibels (dB) of noise emitted from particular sources, such as industrial equipment or construction sites. Services may include passive measures, such as the installation of sound absorbent materials, enclosures or mufflers or noise barriers, as well as active measures, such as friction or turbulence elimination. Operators may advise buying firms to replace worn parts, reduce the mechanical shock between parts or reduce fluid flow noise. Services are employed primarily in the transportation, manufacturing and energy sectors. This report excludes the procurement of broader environmental remediation services.