Information day on the state of the art of noise control – first event at the new location of Müller-BBM’s subsidiary in Gelsenkirchen
For the prevention of harmful environmental effects caused by noise, in plant planning the elaboration of tailor-made noise control concepts is required to limit noise emissions according to the state of the art of noise control.
The evaluation of noise control concepts according to the state of the art is especially important concerning noise reduction programs, in particular at large industrial sites.
Another field of application is the evaluation according to the state of the art of historically developed conflict situations where industrial/commercial use and residential areas are adjacent to each other. In this case, in the Technical Instructions on Noise Control (TA Lärm) the possibility is given to specify suitable intermediate values above the immission guide values if the state of the art of noise control is observed on the side of the emitter in the spirit of mutual consideration.
In order to discuss these issues in a larger circle and with representatives of authorities and industrial companies, Müller-BBM invited to an information day in the new lecture hall in Fritz-Schupp-Straße 4 in Gelsenkirchen on 9th May 2019. Headed by Dirk Hinkelmann, lectures on decisive steps in the determination and evaluation of the state of the noise control technology and state of the art of noise control were given, and the related issues were examined in detail.
Apart from consulting engineers of the company Müller-BBM, Dr. Georg Hünnekens of Baumeister Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Münster, reported on the legal boundary conditions of noise remediation, and Norbert Hennecke of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf, informed about noise control activities at an industrial site in an urban environment.
Both by the acoustic consultants and by Dr. Hünnekens it was emphasized that the state of noise control technology / state of the art of noise control had to be determined in two stages. In a first step, the average operator is considered in general, whereas, in a second step, the special situation of the individual case is taken into account.