[ARCHIVED] Noise control: Compressed air noise

How to control compressed air noise in the workplace.
Last updated

Jun 2017

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PDF, 811.15 kB

Document length

4 pages


This document is no longer current and is available on the website for historic purposes only.

What it contains

Compressed air is used across multiple industries to operate machines and cool, dry and move parts in production processes. This document advises how workplaces can prevent compressed air noises from exceeding noise exposure standards by:

  • following a control measure hierarchy
  • managing noise by relocating the compressor or installing enclosures
  • controlling continuous jet air noise
  • managing pneumatic impulse noises using silencers