One of the main difficulties withthis project was to compile all of the plant information and data. Having done so; we were able to use our expertisein noise mapping analysis to pictorially demonstrate the propagation of multiple noise sources to the local authority. Had we utilised a different method, it would have proved extremely difficult for a layperson to fully understand the findings in our report.
Calculations of plant noise impact were made using proprietary noise prediction software CadnaA® (Computer Aided Noise Abatement) developed by Datakustik andthe general methods of calculation set out in ISO 9613. This software allows full consideration of noise emissions travelling through a three dimensional environment.
The results of the assessment successfully determined that plant noise would meet with specified limits at the nearest dwellings, consequently allowing the Glasgow Council planning condition to be purified.